As the co-leader of the NZ Greens and the minister for Climate Change, James Shaw has defied his critics to get climate change on the government agenda with the overhaul of the Emissions Trading Scheme, cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act, and the creation of the Climate Change Commission who’s daft report has just been published. All wins for sure but wins that feel about a decade too old and still too early to change NZ’s love affair with V8 utes, motorways and dairy herds.  Is he satistifed with the Comission’s report? What will he bring to the table at the COP26 in Glasgow this year and has he overcome his mother’s threat to throw himout of the house if he ever got into politics?

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