Aotearoa standing together with the world

Big Hearts

When we look out for each other, we are stronger and more resilient in the face of shared challenges.

But for years, politicians have failed to deliver on New Zealand’s promise to do our bit for the global community. Countries like the UK, Germany and Denmark contribute more than double the share of their national income to aid than we do. Meanwhile, we are languishing
near the bottom of the pack for developed countries funding climate action overseas.

As we all face the crises of coronavirus, climate breakdown and the global recession, this is the moment for New Zealanders to show our big hearts, and choose the way ahead for a more connected world.

It is now more important than ever to grow and focus overseas aid and climate action on the things that build shared resilience and unlock people’s energy to solve shared problems. This includes:

  • strong healthcare systems that can get us all through global pandemics
  • social safety nets, in places without them, for when people lose their income
  • renewable energy and adaptive farming on the frontlines of the climate crisis
  • humanitarian support for when disaster strikes. 

Call on the government to implement a Collective Resilience Plan to boost our overseas aid and climate action for a stronger global community.

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Sign the petition today

To the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance Minister, We call on you to implement a Collective Resilience Plan in Budget 2021 that provides:

  • a 20% boost to the overseas aid budget, focused on healthcare, social support and resilience, plus;
  • a doubling of finance for climate action overseas from new and additional sources, and;
  • a target for getting aid spending to 0.7% of gross national income by 2030.