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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 17:09

The passing of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill will help ensure a safe planet for our kids and grandkids, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw said today.

The landmark legislation which provides a framework to support New Zealanders to prepare for, and adapt to, the effects of climate change delivers on the Government’s Coalition and Confidence Supply agreements, and is a key part of the Government’s plan to tackle the long-term challenge of climate change.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 11:05

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has expressed his exasperation at the decision by the United States to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

“It is incomprehensible that a time where California is ablaze, the United States has pulled out of an Agreement that seeks to stabilise our climate,” James Shaw said.

“The time to act has never been more pressing, and as a global community we should all be working together to ensure a safe planet for future generations.

“In withdrawing, the United States has ceded its traditional position as a global leader.

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:30

Today’s climate strike has shown the power of young people demanding more of their politicians and gives us hope for the future, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today.

“We agree with the five core demands of the School Strike for Climate,

“We’ve called a motion in the house to declare an emergency, only to be blocked by the Opposition, and continue to work in Government to deliver a wide ranging action plan that recognises the scale of the challenge.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 09:51

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Ki a Papatūānuku e takoto ana nei, kōrua ko Ranginui ki runga rā tēna kōrua. Ki ngā tūpuna hei takoto te ara tika mō tātou te iwi o nāianei, tēnei te mihi ki a koutou.

E rere haere ana ngā mihi ki te mana whenua o te rohe nei. Ki ngā hapū o Ngaitahu, tēnā koutou mō tō koutou manaakitanga i tēnei wā.

Huri noa ki a koutou kua whakarauika mai nei i tēnei rā, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. 

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 13:30

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today released the Government’s Climate Action Plan in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the low emissions economy.

“Our Government is committed to a just and rapid transition to a low emissions economy, because it’s vital that we play our part looking after our planet. We’re already taking action on many of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations. Climate change is an urgent issue requiring an urgent response, to ensure a stable climate for future generations of New Zealanders,” James Shaw said.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 13:00

Toitū te whenua

The land remains

Toitū te taiao

The natural environment remains.

Tīhei mauri ora!

Behold, the essence of life!

He mihi nui ki te mana whenua o te rohe nei.

Ngā hapū o Kaitahu, tēnā koutou.

I would like to pay tribute to the mana whenua of this land. The many people of Kaitahu, I greet you.

Ki a koutou te whānau o te Pāti Kākāriki kua huihui mai nei, ko tēnei te mihi ki a koutou.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 09:54

A comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act are both well overdue and welcomed by the Green Party. 

 

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said:

 

“A comprehensive review and overhaul of our resource management law will ensure that we prioritise the environment and protect quality of life, create liveable cities and protect nature for present and future generations”, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today.

 

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 09:41

Minister for Climate Change and Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, has congratulated New Zealand’s Climate Leaders Coalition on its milestone in now having signed up 100 members.

“This is an incredible achievement considering the Coalition was born out of the vision of some 60 business leaders less than a year ago,” James Shaw said.

“These 100 Climate Leaders Coalition members, together with their suppliers, now represent more than a third of New Zealand’s private sector GDP.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:30

In March this year, tens of thousands of New Zealand school students went on strike to protest a lack of decisive action on climate change.

We are acting now.

The Zero Carbon Bill outlines our plan over the next 30 years to safeguard the future that those school students will inherit.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time – perhaps the greatest challenge of all time. Stopping climate change is going to take all of us and it’s going to take everything we’ve got; across communities, businesses, iwi, and government.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:30

The Government is today delivering landmark action on climate change – the biggest challenge facing the world and New Zealand.