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Shaw to Have 14 Staff in Glasgow for Climate Talks — The BFD

If James Shaw was giving consolation gifts to Kiwis desperately trying to get home this Christmas he’d likely give them a lump of coal, having confirmed he plans to take 14 staff with him to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “In answers to our written questions, Minister…

Shaw to Have 14 Staff in Glasgow for Climate Talks — The BFD

James Shaw’s Feeble Excuses Exposed by Truth — The BFD

 

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has been under fire for planning to fly to Glasgow for a climate change conference with an unspecified number of support staff. Priding ourselves on fairness towards New Zealand’s elected representatives, the Taxpayers’ Union offered Mr Shaw the opportunity to present his defence. It has not been edited, but all…

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Another do as I say, not doer — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Green Party co-leader James Shaw is defending against accusations of hypocrisy for travelling to a climate conference in Glasgow after criticising Parliament’s sitting at alert level 4.The Green Party refused to attend Parliament while Wellington was still at alert level 4 on Tuesday last week. Glasgow currently has 1,800 new Covid-19 infections a…

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Greens Call for Wealth Taxes — The BFD

Now that they are not an actual coalition partner in the new government, the Greens are using this opportunity to become unmuzzled. They have decided to go back to the idea of wealth taxes. Perhaps James Shaw is blowing his wealth tax horn because of his massive gaffe over the green school; whatever the reason,…

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The Government Is Going to Wreck Our Economy — The BFD | Media

The Greens conference at the weekend may have been mostly done behind closed doors, but snippets came out, including James Shaw calling Simon Bridges a “climate change denier”. We all know Bridges is no denier, but his attitude towards climate change is somewhat more benign than that of the Green party. Nevertheless, the Greens have…

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Provincial climate emergencies going national? — Your NZ

During the week the Canterbury Regional Council symbolically declared a climate emergency. Nelson City Council did the same soon after. Environment Southland and Invercargill City Council are considering doing something similar. And Climate Change Minister James Shaw says that “some MPS” are considering doing it at a national level. RNZ on Thursday: After Canterbury, Nelson […]

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The Press on The Census — Kiwiblog

The Press editorial: Statistics Minister James Shaw’s claims that the gaps in the data are not a concern, and a chief statistician who was almost dragged kicking and screaming by politicians to present a fuller picture of a shambolic process and a poor result, are both worthy of greater scrutiny. They seem to be the…

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Shaw says no reduction in emissions for at least six years — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Shaw, co-leader of the Greens, recently said emissions are not likely to start falling significantly until the mid-2020s. It has left Professor Robert McLaughlin of Massey University and New Zealand Centre for Planetary Ecology feeling disappointed. The Greens and Labour claim climate change is the most important issue of all time, and that emissions…

via Shaw says no reduction in emissions for at least six years — Kiwiblog

Climate change report “thought-provoking” but Government action seems weak — Your NZ

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton has put out a report that Climate Change Minister says is thought provoking, but Shaw doesn’t seem to have been provoked into taking much action. Climate Change Minister thanks the environment watchdog for his ‘landscape’ emissions report “Commissioner, Simon Upton, has provided a thought-provoking document, as I […]

via Climate change report “thought-provoking” but Government action seems weak — Your NZ

Twitter reaction to political violence — Your NZ

The attack on James Shaw prompted many and varied comments on Twitter. It has been claimed and reported there were some despicable tweets. This one got a lot of attention: I don’t condone violence but that guy just did what a lot of us would love to do considering how these muppets ⁦@NZGreens⁩ & ⁦@nzlabour⁩ […]

via Twitter reaction to political violence — Your NZ

James Shaw slams tax timidity, calls on Labour, NZ First to be bold with CGT — Your NZ

In his opening speech for the year in parliament yesterday Green co-leader James Shaw slammed timid tinkering with tax, and, confronting pontification about whether the current Government can “politically afford to do what no other Government before it has done” and introduce a Capital Gains Tax asks “Can we afford not to?” That must be […]

via James Shaw slams tax timidity, calls on Labour, NZ First to be bold with CGT — Your NZ

Climate change rulebook ‘breakthrough’ — Your NZ

A ‘robust set of guidelines’ for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement have been agreed on after extended sessions at COP24 in Poland. Minister of Climate Change James Shaw says that the agreement on a rulebook is ‘a breakthrough’, while National spokesperson Todd Muller describes it as a “solid step forward”. However agreement could […]

via Climate change rulebook ‘breakthrough’ — Your NZ

EU aims for net-zero emissions by 2050 — Your NZ

This looks similar to New Zealand’s net-zero emissions by 2050 goal. EU aims for net-zero emissions by 2050, boosting economies by 2% of GDP by 2050 and reduce energy imports by over 70%, saving up to three trillion euros a year. https://t.co/p7p0p83Raf — James Shaw (@jamespeshaw) December 8, 2018 If they are going to reduce […]

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James Shaw promoting Green achievements — Your NZ

The Green Party were always going to achieve far more than in their years in Opposition now they are a part of Government, albeit outside Cabinet and the junior party. Small parties often struggle to be seen to be having significant wins in the shadow of the major party in particular, and Greens are also […]

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Productivity Commission – low emissions economy — Your NZ

James Shaw (@jamespeshaw): Getting to net zero emissions by 2050 is achievable & starting now is our best option to seize the opportunities and make a just transition says the Productivity Commission. I thank them for their work on a pathway to NZ becoming a low emissions economy New Zealand Productivity Commission – Low-emissions economy […]

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Audio: What an arrogant Gunt — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Listen to the audio here. Green Party co-leader James Shaw has slammed a Newshub journalist for their reporting of Marama Davidson’s use of the word ‘c**t’ at an anti-racism rally. Ms Davidson dropped the ‘C- bomb’ repeatedly an anti-racism rally attended by families and children earlier this month. How pathetic. This is like governments who…

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Q+A – Marama Davidson and James Shaw — Your NZ

Colrin Dann interviewed both Green leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson on Q+A last night. James Shaw on Greens in Government: “you’re not going to please all the people all the time” Marama Davidson: no campaign on c-word, at a rally for racism I talked about the words used against me Davidson pay have heeded […]

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Shades of Green – “cracks in the green revolution” — Your NZ

 

Greens have not been united on everything in the past, but in opposition they were at least able to appear to be largely working together. A simple reality of being in Government means that those MPs who are ministers – James Shaw, Julie Anne Genter and Eugenie Sage, and to a lesser extent Parliamentary Under-Secretary […]

via Shades of Green – “cracks in the green revolution” — Your NZ

95% of vehicles need to be zero-emission by 2050 — Your NZ

Minister of Climate Change James Shaw has a very ambitious target for “the ground vehicle fleet” (cars, trucks, buses and trains) – he says that 95% need to be zero emission by 2050. That means electric, person powered or powered by some other zero emission fuel. RNZ: Carbon neutral goal reliant on electric cars – […]

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Growing support for New Zealand’s ‘Zero Carbon’ goal — Your NZ

New Zealand is seriously working towards dealing with reducing carbon emissions. As James Shaw has been touring the country consulting on his ambitions for getting New Zealand to ‘Carbon Zero’ (net emissions) by 2050, support for the goal in principle at least is growing, with both National leader Simon Bridges and farming leaders committing to […]

via Growing support for New Zealand’s ‘Zero Carbon’ goal — Your NZ

Green budget leans towards the environment — Your NZ

The Green parts of the budget lean heavily towards environmental causes, with less addressing the social issues that Metiria Turei would have championed, and who her successor Marama Davidson is passionate about. Perhaps this is at least in part due to James Shaw being sole Green leader through the coalition/confidence & supply negotiations as well […]

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OffShaw shrilling overstates ‘great Green change’ — Your NZ

In his latest newsletter James Shaw seems very happy about his party’s successes to date in Government, but he is overstating achievements a bit. You got the Greens into Government and now you’re seeing the results. This is what great green change looks like: No new drilling for fossil fuels in the oceans of Aotearoa! […]

via OffShaw shrilling overstates ‘great Green change’ — Your NZ

Davidson (Green) question ‘not a patsy’ — Your NZ

When the Green Party (James Shaw) announced last month that they would give their parliamentary oral questions to National they reserved the right to still use some of them. They chose to do so today, giving new co-leader Marama Davidson her first crack at holding the Government to account. James Shaw says his co-leader Marama […]

via Davidson (Green) question ‘not a patsy’ — Your NZ

Greens return leftward, away from National — Your NZ

Green’s sole leader over the last eight months, James Shaw, is seen as relatively moderate, almost centrist-ish (in some ways at least). He is regarded as business friendly, not a particularly NZ green attribute. The Green Party has just chosen a new co-leader, Marama Davidson, by a wide margin of 110 delegate votes to 34 […]

via Greens return leftward, away from National — Your NZ

“The silence of National and Labour on transparency is noted” — Your NZ

Neither of the two large parties, Labour or National, show any sign of following the Green Party example of transparency and a refusal to accept corporate baubles. Neither does NZ First. This is a shame, but it’s unsurprising. The Green announcement: Green Party announces new transparency measures Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has today announced […]

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Greens: Sending lobbyists a message — Your NZ

James Shaw has announced today (via email) that he is “Sending lobbyists a message” – he could do with sending this message to the Labour Party too.: Progressive change means living our values. It also means staying true to who we are as a Party. That’s why I announced today two new measures to ensure […]

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“Climate change is one of the most significant challenges” — Your NZ

Opposition spokesperson for climate change, Todd Muller: Climate change a significant challenge As we begin 2018, I have a request to my counterpart, Minister James Shaw, to ensure the significant climate change discussions that await both Parliament and communities all across New Zealand this year are anchored in sound evidence and supported by considered reflection, […]

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Zero Carbon Act — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

In amongst the Christmas rush the following press release was made on 18 December: The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, is pleased to announce today the Government’s first important step towards creating a Zero Carbon Act. “Today the Government is making the first important move to deliver on our commitments to be a world leader…

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Will James Shaw be able to visit USA? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Maybe not, the White House has declared that climate activists are a national security threat. Breitbart reports that the mainstream media reported Sunday and Monday that President Donald Trump’s new National Security Strategy (NSS) would remove climate change from a list of threats to national security. But the document, (p22) released Monday, does more than that. It…

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Was James Shaw lying or was he lied to? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

James Shaw has made two speeches where he claimed that Golriz Gharhaman was a prosecutor at the United Nations. This is one he gave to the NZ Institute of International Affairs: In another speech he also said: And of course, many of you will have already read about Golriz Ghahraman, who came to New Zealand…

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