Emailed to [FYI request #11339 email]
22 October 2019
Dear Chris Johnston
Official information request regarding “GNS: Records mentioning climate activist Greta Thunberg
or either of her parents, (Malena Ernman, Svante Thunberg)”
I refer to your official information request dated 1 October 2019.
You requested as fol ows:
Please provide any records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails,
notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning climate activist Greta
Thunberg or either of her parents, (Malena Ernman, Svante Thunberg).
We have made enquiries and have been able to locate three emails mentioning Greta Thunberg,
which we have attached:
1. Thursday 26 September 2019, subject line “Piece for Ian’s update”
2. Wednesday 25 September 2019, subject line “climate”
3. Thursday 13 December 2019, subject line “Climate Breakdown News – Greta’s speech to
The email dated 13 December 2018 was sent internally by one individual staff member and it
expresses their personal views.
Apart from this, we have made reasonable enquiries and have been unable to locate any records
mentioning any of the people mentioned in your request. That means GNS Science has no other
information it can provide with respect to your requests for information above.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
freephone 0800 802 602.