OFO’s July Newsletter has been published.
“Many congrats to Dunedin, the first city in New Zealand to vote to divest from fossil fuels!”
The DCC voted in May to endorse a policy direction “that the Council develops a Socially Responsible Investment Policy for the Waipori Fund” based on certain criteria, one of which is fossil fuel extraction.
The DCC’s Grant McKenzie is currently writing up a document to reflect that and it will be presented to council later in the year. In other words, there will need to be a further vote to confirm the if Dunedin will truly become the first New Zealand city to divest from fossil fuel extraction.
We encourage readers to continue writing to the DCC (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express how important it is that the motion to divest from fossil fuel companies is adopted.
Oil Drilling is due back to Otago waters! The government’s New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals published a timeline of seismic surveying and drilling planned for Otago.
CALL TO ACTION