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James Shaw MP on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 14:24

The Green Party has secured a historic suite of budget wins valued at $618 million that prioritises protecting nature and backing the transition to a green economy.

The budget package comes in addition to funds already going towards green public transport projects valued at up to $13.5 billon, including light rail from the Auckland CBD to the airport and a new billion dollar fund for safe cycle and walkways in the Government GPS. 

James Shaw MP on Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:47

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement.

“Investment in high-quality public transport is critical to the transition to a smart, green economy. That’s why the Greens prioritised light rail and public transport investment so highly in our confidence and supply agreement,” said Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 06:54

The Green Party is heralding today’s announcement ending new fossil fuel exploration in New Zealand’s oceans as a massive step towards a stable climate and to protecting our marine life and beaches.

“The Green Party and thousands of New Zealanders have been working for decades towards this day and this decision – that fossil fuels are not our future," said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

“Ending deep sea oil and gas exploration has long been a key goal of the Green Party and today, in Government, we’ve delivered on it.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 15:59

The Green Party is today marking a significant step toward cleaner rivers and less climate pollution, with the wind down of taxpayer subsidies for industrial irrigation schemes, as outlined in the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the Green and Labour Parties.

“Today’s announcement marks an important step in cleaning up our rivers and protecting our water and climate for generations to come,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

James Shaw MP on Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 09:55

The Green Party has today announced that, from this week, most of its allocation of questions for Question Time will be handed over to the Leader of the Opposition to use, in order to limit the prevalence of “patsy questions” in Parliament and to strengthen the ability of Parliament to hold the Government of the day to account. 

James Shaw MP on Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:08

From today New Zealanders can register their interest in being part of the Government’s consultation on what the Zero Carbon Bill should look like, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has announced.

“We know many New Zealanders want to be part of the discussion on how we reduce our emissions and want to be kept updated in the lead up to formal consultation starting around the end of May.

“So we’ve set up an online registration process on the Ministry for the Environment website for individuals or organisations who want to be kept informed between now and then.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:49

Hon JAMES SHAW
Minister for Climate Change

MEDIA STATEMENT

The Government is inviting input as it sets the priorities for New Zealand at international climate change negotiations.

At Paris in 2015, 174 countries, plus the European Union, committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature rise this Century to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 08:27

Hon JAMES SHAW
Minister of Statistics

2 March 2018

  MEDIA STATEMENT

New Zealand adopts International Open Data Charter

New Zealand will confirm its commitment to the practice of openness in government when the Minister co-signs a letter with the Government Chief Data Steward, Liz MacPherson, officially adopting the Charter.

The signing will take place after Minister Shaw and Liz MacPherson have spoken at the Open Data, Open Potential event in Wellington this afternoon.

James Shaw MP on Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:13

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has today announced two important new transparency measures, which will apply to Green Party Ministers, MPs and staff, to help counter the influence of money in politics.

Green Party Ministers will soon proactively release their ministerial diaries, to show who they’ve met with and why. Additionally, Green Ministers, MPs and staff will not accept corporate hospitality, such as free tickets to events unrelated to their work.

The announcement was made at the Party’s summer policy conference in Napier.

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 14:31

The System of Environmental Economic Accounts (SEEA), released today, measures the interactions between the environment and the economy in a way that has not been done before in New Zealand.

As Associate Minister for Finance with responsibility for overseeing sustainability indicators, Mr Shaw said this new environmental economic data will also help explore whether we are sustaining our environmental assets for future generations.