Tuesday, 14 November 2023 14:25

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Written by  Milking It

OPINION: It's been reported that former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will work alongside leaders from Conservation International to advocate for climate action and better treatment of the environment.

Conservation International says Ardern has become its sixth Arnhold Distinguished Fellow and would serve a two-year term to advocate internationally, especially on issues affecting the Pacific and Antarctica. The group said the role was considered part-time and came with a stipend.

This is the same Ardern who in her two terms as PM failed to get agriculture on board with her climate agenda.

Ardern's government joined other nations in 2020 in symbolically declaring a 'climate emergency'. Though the declaration came without any new statutory powers or money, she said at the time that it acknowledged the burden the next generation faces.

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