Today, I applied to join Kiwibank. Then, I wrote to BNZ – my current bank – saying that I would complete the switch to a new, fossil fuel free bank if they did not divest from fossil fuels. Dear Mr Healy I have been a BNZ customer for a decade now. I am a trustee […]Read more "I just wrote to my bank asking it to divest"
In July, I presented my LLM thesis to the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Conference in Wellington. If you’re interested, here are my slides:Read more "ANZSIL presentation: Common in Durban but Differentiated in Paris"
Today, New Zealand’s Government opened consultation on our plan for a low carbon economy after 2020 – our Intended Nationally Determined Contribution. This is the plan we submit to the United Nations before this year’s big Paris conference for how we’re going to cut our emissions after 2020. “To understand what’s important to New Zealanders […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: BREAKING: New Zealand opens consultation on post 2020 climate plan"
When I was growing up in the 1990s, Maggie Barry was a beloved television presenter. Her gardening expertise was unparalleled. Whether your question was where to plant your hyacinths or how to really bring out the colonial Victorian side of your rose garden in Epsom, Auckland (it’s a bit like England, only more English), Maggie was the […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: New Zealand Minister of Conservation: “I refute the facts”"
Yesterday, I delivered a one hour lecture to Peter Skilling’s business and climate change class on divestment. Here are my slides.Read more "Divestment lecture at AUT"
Since his 2006 election as Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand co-leader, Russel Norman has steadily built the Party’s calibre on climate issues. Over and over again, he – along with Kennedy Graham, Julie Ann Genter and others – has hounded our Government MPs on their backwards climate policies. A few key moments of his climate […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: Replacing Russel: Who will continue the NZ Greens’ climate leadership?"
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been talking climate with each of the Greens’ co-leadership candidates. This is the fourth of four posts. You can read what Kevin said here, what James said here, and what Gareth said here. This is where we live. We’re poisoning it. And we can stop it. – Vernon Vernon […]Read more "Talking climate with Vernon Tava"
This is post number two of four. Yesterday, I posted a summary of my talk with James. The day before, Kevin. Tomorrow, Vernon’s will go up (Update – up now) – as will the Adopt a Negotiator piece summarising all four that I did these interviews for. Climate change is my passion. It’s the most important […]Read more "Talking climate with Gareth Hughes"
A large oil leak in the Tauranga Harbour is believed to have been caused by two very small corrosion holes in a Mobil fuel pipeline. An unknown amount of oil leaked into Tauranga Harbour on Monday from a pipeline, with sludgy, black clumps of oil found as far away as Maungatapu. – NZ Herald We […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: Another oil spill in New Zealand waters"
This is post number two of four. Yesterday, I posted a summary of my talk with Kevin. Tomorrow, Gareth’s will go up (Update: Up now). On Saturday, Vernon’s (up now) – and the Adopt a Negotiator piece summarising all four that I did these interviews for. We’re already paying the price. – James James jokes […]Read more "Talking climate with James Shaw"