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Podcast: Green New Deal – Win-Win-Win

Can the Government tackle two of New Zealand’s biggest problems – creating jobs and protecting the environment – at the same time? The Greens say yes and have released a report that shows how. Co-leader Russel Norman and Conservation Spokesperson Kevin Hague talk about the economic and environmental benefits of the new Green New Deal package.

Big thanks to Urban Tramper for the use of their track ‘My Grand Plan’ in this podcast.

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9 thoughts on “Podcast: Green New Deal – Win-Win-Win

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  2. Is there a significant market for, and high margins in, possum hats?

    There appear to be some businesses operating in this area already, although they don’t appear to be the types of business that employ a lot of people, or produce significant volumes. Could they be exposed to more competition – particularly state backed – and still be profitable?

    Have you got any numbers on the possum fur market? Is it currently under-supplied?

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  3. Just a quick note that people who are genuinely interested in the package will, I think, get a lot from having a full read. It has lots of detail and has been developed with a lot of collaboration with the relevant industries and experts, so is both credible and practical. Your possum fur questions are answered there, Manaakitanga.

    Big bro, I don’t think there is any prospect of satisfying you. You seem to see any Government spending, and particularly Government spending that supports the creation of (productive) jobs as being hard-left extremism. I think I’m right in saying that this places you to the right of every member of the New Zealand Parliament (except maybe Roger Douglas). It’s kind of sad that you don’t have better uses for your time than to hang around on our website.

    The real surprise for me as we developed this package was the fleshing out of some of the components of our “Getting There” package on emissions reduction. The amount of Carbon that can be stored through this very modest investment by Government is extraordinary, and rather gives the lie to Nick Smith’s endless hand-wringing and claims of how devilishly difficult it is to make major changes. What this new package confirms is achieving major emissions reduction is, to quite a great extent, just a matter of trying a bit.

    As with all the other Green New Deal ideas we have developed we would be very pleased to see them taken up by Government. Indeed as some other commentators have observed, they would have to be idiots not to.

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  4. I’ve really liked what I’ve read in the first green new deal and will digest this “second” one when I get a chance…

    I had a read through the “Getting There” pamphlet Catherine Delahunty gave out when appearing at the Vic Uni students union meeting, she was speaking in support of a resolution by the union to support a 40% emissions reduction (others and I moved a republican motion) interesting thing for an MP to attend, anyway I found the pamphlet plausible…

    I personally think the Greens need to drop the opposition to free trade and start to move legislation treating pollution as force (similar to physical force) exerted against others…

    I sent a big long costed (roughly) e-mail about a 15 year green infrastructure investment plan to all the Green MPs about 6 months ago that I haven’t heard back about…

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  5. I’ve actually done quite a lot of reading since then especially about our rail network so it is a bit inaccurate but more food for thought, I think buying back Contact and reconstituting Electricorp is a good idea in particular after the gouging the consumer has got the last decade…

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  6. Sorry for the double post, actually I tell a lie, I’ve had a quick look back through my e-mails and Jeanette and Kennedy acknowledged receiving and reading it…

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