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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Supreme Court judges aren’t known for their political activism. Nor are former Solicitors General. So when a man like retired Justice McGrath uses his final sitting to challenge a Bill before Parliament, you can know it’s worth a listen. So what is my concern? It is that this statutory provision affirming our nation’s commitment to […]Read more "Let’s not repeal reference to the rule of law"
2015 is a crucial year for determining the course of the 21st century. It is not – as we said around 2009’s Copenhagen summit – our last chance to save the planet from runaway climate change. That language just isn’t helpful. But it is our chance to define or redefine our global and national response […]Read more "2015 Matters. The Greens should chase big policy wins not chase their own tail."
Yesterday, a third candidate entered the race to become the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand’s male co-convenor: Vernon Tava. He is running as an out of Parliament candidate on a platform that the Greens should be a party of sustainability, not a party of the left. We should, he suggests, strive to hold the balance of […]Read more "The Green Party belongs out front, not dead centre"