Oranga Whenua | Climate ~ Pūngao Auaha
One of the key priorities of our climate policy is to establish a new $1bn scheme, Pūngao Auaha, that will support whānau, iwi and Māori businesses to invest in community energy projects, and fund the fit-out of solar panels and insulation for marae, kura, whānau homes and papakāinga housing developments. The scheme will create jobs in Māori communities and bring down energy costs for thousands of whānau.
The protection of Papatūānuku and a stable climate cannot be achieved without tangata whenua leadership. That means we must remain at the forefront of climate action and the solutions must be our own.