Hundreds expected at Wellington climate change protest

Gareth Hughes (file)
Gareth Hughes (file)

Hundreds of Wellingtonians are expected to turn out today, to protest against the government's lack of action on climate change.

And the Green Party's pitching in behind a Wellington campaign to raise awareness about rising sea levels.

Green MP Gareth Hughes says many parts of the capital will be washed out if action isn't taken now.

"We're trying to raise awareness of the serious issue of climate change, which scientists, international governments and the UN are urging action for, so we want to raise the profile of a very serious issue."

Rising sea levels are placing a significant strain on infrastructure around Wellington.