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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.