The num­bers

Element - - Up Front -

59.3

m tonnes

NZ’s net CO2-equiv­a­lent emis­sions in 2011, the high­est since 1990.

38%

Per­cent­age of NZ’s car­bon diox­ide emis­sions caused by road trans­port.

$8.1b

NZ spend on im­ported oil in 2012

7%

De­cline in road ve­hi­cle kilo­me­tres trav­elled per capita since 2005

4%

Per­cent­age of govern­ment fund­ing for new trans­port in­fra­struc­ture go­ing to pub­lic trans­port and cycling

96%

Fund­ing for new roads

The num­bers come from Gen­er­a­tion Zero, the youth-led or­gan­i­sa­tion founded to cre­ate a gen­er­a­tion-wide move­ment of young Ki­wis work­ing to se­cure a zero car­bon Aotearoa. The ‘What’s The Holdup Speak­ing Tour ex­am­in­ing NZ’s po­ten­tial to be fos­sil fuel free starts on July 15. Visit gen­er­a­tionzero. org.nz/what­s­the­holdup for in­for­ma­tion.

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