Posts Tagged ‘James Shaw’

Shaw successfully weakens own climate law

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

A bizarre situation unfolded on both sides of Molesworth Street in Wellington, when James Shaw hailed a High Court victory that overrode a central intention of his own Zero Carbon Act. High Court Justice Jillian Mallon dismissed the judicial review of the Government’s climate policies by the activist group Lawyers for Climate Action. The lawyers Read more

New Zealand’s climate change regulation is messy and complex – here’s how to improve it

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
climate change

Like other countries, New Zealand has both international and domestic targets to reduce emissions, but they run on different timelines and are based on different assumptions. This week, public submissions close on New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan which proposes policies for staying within the emissions budget for 2022-25 and keeping on track for future Read more

NZ emissions target likely to toughen

Monday, November 16th, 2020

New Zealand’s emissions target is likely to toughen if the Climate Change Minister, James Shaw, gets his way. Commenting on advice he received, Shaw says the current target is too weak to match the Government’s commitment to helping save the world and keep the world’s heating within 1.5 degrees celsius. Shaw says conclusive advice from Read more

Climate Change Minister James Shaw meets the Pope

Monday, November 13th, 2017
climate change

The Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and Pacific People’s Minister Aupito William Sio met with Pope Francis on Saturday. En route to United Nations COP-23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn, they took part in a Pacific Island Leaders Forum discussion with the Holy Father. The Pope received in audience the leaders of the “Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat” from the eleven island Read more