Green Party leader discusses 'landmark' Zero Carbon bill

News 08/05/2019

The Government has announced details on how it will combat climate change.

Billing it as "landmark action" that acts as a plan for the next 30 years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Bill provides certainty to industries affected by climate change or which may be contributing to emissions.

"The Government is today delivering landmark action on climate change  the biggest challenge facing the international community and New Zealand," she said.

The Bill will create a legally binding objective to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees celsius with a net zero carbon approach.

Leader of the Green Party James Shaw joins Ryan Bridge to discuss the bill. Ryan questions the strength of the bill, which contains no punishments for breaking it's carbon targets and presses the Minister for Climate Change Shaw on how this bill will affect farmers.

You can watch the full interview above.