• About us

last modified July 4, 2011 by AAACE

Auckland Action Against Coal Extraction was formed 2 July 2011 to oppose the mining of coal and lignite in Aotearoa, as we recognise coal as the main contributor to climate change.

The group was formed by Auckland members of a national list of Coal Action Network Aotearoa supporters. We are independent of Coal Action Network but in broad support of their objectives and principles.

To join Auckland Action Against Coal Extraction, please send an enquiry to: AucklandActionACE@gmail.com

About Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CAN Aotearoa) is a group of climate justice campaigners committed to fighting the continuation of coal mining in Aotearoa New Zealand.

CAN Aotearoa’s objectives are to:
1. Phase out coal mining and coal usage within 20 years, initially by opposing new and expanded coal mines.
2. Promote a cultural change so that mining and using coal are unacceptable.
3. Work towards a society where people and the environment are not exploited for profit.
4. Be part of a just transition to a coal-free Aotearoa New Zealand.

We work from these principles:

1/ Coal Action Network Aotearoa has a primary focus on the impacts of coal mining on climate change
2/ Coal Action Network Aotearoa is opposed to any system which puts profit before people and planet.
3/ Coal Action Network Aotearoa is opposed to an unsustainable system which is based on expansion and on the exploitation of natural resources and people’s work in order to concentrate wealth for the few.