Sarah Thomson

Sarah Thomson is a community lawyer and advocate for climate action.

Jul 22, 2019

So, you've declared a climate emergency. Now what?

Six things councils can do right now to make the 'emergency' worth more than the paper it's written on.

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May 5, 2019

Hey, Jacinda. Listen to Greta

Averting catastrophic climate change will require system-level change, not the light touch, 'gradual transition' approach our government is taking.

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Nov 4, 2017

I took the climate change minister to court and won – kind of. Now I’m looking at you, James Shaw

The High Court has dismissed law student Sarah Thomson’s audacious bid for a judicial review of the last government’s emission-reduction goals. But the ruling delivers some remarkable victories, Thomson writes.

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Jun 16, 2017

Why I’m taking the NZ government to court

I realised that politicians can’t always be trusted to act in the best interests of the people or the planet, and felt compelled by an irresistible force to do something, writes Sarah Thomson, ahead of a date at the High Court in Wellington

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