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The Green Party's James Shaw

Each week Green Party leader James Shaw explains the green-tinged issues of the day.

The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019

The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019 The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019, 14.33 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

Last Thursday the Zero Carbon Bill was passed into legislation by a unanimous vote in Parliament. Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the law and what impact it will have on the global movement for climate change action. 

Will the New ETS Leave Agriculture Off the Hook Again?: November 4, 2019

Will the New ETS Leave Agriculture Off the Hook Again?: November 4, 2019 Will the New ETS Leave Agriculture Off the Hook Again?: November 4, 2019, 14.5 MB
Mon 4 Nov 2019

The government recently announced its agreement with the agricultural sector to have agircultural emissions at a farm level to be priced by 2025. This gives the sector five years to calculate and reduce their own emissions until the government can decide to bring them under Emissions Trading Scheme. Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader and Climate Minister James Shaw about the agreement and whether agriculture will be left off the hook again under the reformed Emissions Trading Scheme and when it comes to the global work to reduce green-house gas emissions. 

Legalising Drug Testing at Events w/ James Shaw: October 21, 2019

Legalising Drug Testing at Events w/ James Shaw: October 21, 2019 Legalising Drug Testing at Events w/ James Shaw: October 21, 2019, 16.34 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

This week Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the political discussions around legalising drug testing at festivals and events. They also discuss the recent environmental update report "Our Marine Environment". 

Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019

Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019 Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019, 4.88 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

James Shaw joins us to discuss the latest polling and what the government's larger than expected surplus means for the Green Party.

The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019

The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019 The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019 , 15.16 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

This week Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the party's call to lower the voting age to 16. They also discuss the Immigration Minister's announcement that the governmnet will drop the discriminatory "family link" policy that excluded refugees in Africa and the Middle East from entering New Zealand. 

Climate Strikes and Climate Trade Agreements: September 30, 2019

Climate Strikes and Climate Trade Agreements: September 30, 2019 Climate Strikes and Climate Trade Agreements: September 30, 2019, 15.91 MB
Mon 30 Sep 2019

This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw talks to Jemima about the global climate strikes last week and the criticism climate activism has received. They also discuss the introduction of the new five nation Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability.

Climate crisis and business emissions w/ James Shaw: September 23, 2019

Climate crisis and business emissions w/ James Shaw: September 23, 2019 Climate crisis and business emissions w/ James Shaw: September 23, 2019, 15.06 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

This week Jemima spoke to James about climate crisis risk assessment and emissions from businesses.

NZ History in Schools and Climate Concerns: September 16, 2019

NZ History in Schools and Climate Concerns: September 16, 2019 NZ History in Schools and Climate Concerns: September 16, 2019, 18.99 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

This week Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the government decision to make Aotearoa history compulsory in schools. James also gives an update on the government's progress on climate policy and discusses his biggest concerns about the climate emergency. 

A blue economy from the Green Party? September 9, 2019

A blue economy from the Green Party? September 9, 2019 A blue economy from the Green Party? September 9, 2019, 6.67 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

James Shaw joined us for our regular chat. This week we discussed the blue economy, mental health service funding, and being in government.

Green Party Media: Who has the final say?: September 02, 2019

Green Party Media: Who has the final say?: September 02, 2019 Green Party Media: Who has the final say?: September 02, 2019, 18.13 MB
Mon 2 Sep 2019

This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw talks to Jemima about the party's recent media controversies and how polticians and political parties use social media. They discussed the party's attack ad on Simon Bridges and the transphobic article recently published in their Te Awa magazine and James explains what the Greens are doing to combat these media issues.