Over the last few weeks, I have been meeting each of the Greens’ co-leadership candidates to talk about their views on climate change, climate policy, and climate campaigning. Russel leaves big shoes to fill on climate campaigning, so I thought it’d be good to give each candidate a chance to show how they’d fill them. I’ve […]Read more "Talking climate with Kevin Hague"
It’s been great to get back involved in the New Zealand Youth Delegation since joining the steering committee this year. We have just opened applications for our delegation to the next round of UN climate talks in Paris this November and December. Check it out! Applications close 22 May. It has also been great to […]Read more "New Zealand Youth Delegation opens applications for COP21 in Paris"
Don’t. But, seriously: this starts today.Read more "Class on how to talk to climate deniers."
It’s an honour to have her on board. Are you in?Read more "US Green presidential candidate Jill Stein fasts for the climate"
Eighteen months ago, then Philippines Climate Commissioner Naderev ‘Yeb’ Saño did something extraordinary. When he addressed the opening of the Warsaw climate talks just after Typhoon Haiyan struck his hometown, he spoke truth to power, calling on his fellow climate negotiators to stop the madness of climate disaster – and announcing that he would Fast until […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: Yeb Saño fasts for the climate – and quits diplomacy to seek climate justice"
Today, I spent an hour chatting with the ever charming David Slack on RadioLive. We set out to discuss climate change and human rights, and ended up spinning through John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight (though I wrongly called him American!), the right to housing and 90 day eviction notices, climate denial, the trust gap in […]Read more "Talking climate change and human rights with David Slack on RadioLive"
New Zealand should have submitted its plan for shaking itself off its carbon addiction on Tuesday. It didn’t. Instead, our Government started to sell off new oil drilling rights on Monday and tried to cut down environmental reporting standards on Wednesday. 2015 marks the beginning of the end of the age of fossil fuels. Our major trading […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: Where’s New Zealand’s climate plan? And who’s counting what?"
Today, Bill McKibben of 350.org joins the worldwide Fast for the Climate movement’s365 day rolling climate fast from Lima to Paris. He won’t eat today to stand in solidarity with the victims of climate disaster. Coming in the wake of Super Cyclone Pam tearing at trail of devastation through the Pacific, Bill’s stand is particularly moving for me as […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator: Bill McKibben fasts for the climate"
On Monday night, Christian Teriete from TckTckTck, Denise Fontanilla of Jubilee South and I had a chat with Adopt a Negotiator’s Chris Wright about how to communicate the upcoming Intended Nationally Determined Commitments national plans for facing up to climate change from 2020 on. If there’s ever been a time to write about Climate Change, its […]Read more "New Adopt a Negotiator webinar: Writing about National Climate Commitments"
Parties can persuade voters two ways. People will vote for you if you sell them a compelling, vivid picture of a finer world and persuade them their vote will help make it happen. We can pull voters towards us. But people will also vote for you if you persuade them that not voting for you will wreak […]Read more "Better Green storytelling not sudden transformation"