4 Dec 2023

Greens co-leader James Shaw on COP28

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 4 December 2023

It's 3-days into the nearly two-week conference, New Zealand has so far signed up to one international agreement - to adapt agriculture and food production to the changing climate. 133 other countries have also signed the declaration.

It has not yet signed up to an agreement to treble world renewable energy use by 2030 - which 100 other countries have signed - Cabinet is yet to discuss this pledge. Climate Change Minister Simon Watts leaves for Dubai later this week.

Greens co-leader James Shaw is already there As part of the New Zealand delegation.

He says New Zealand can still sign up to the renewable energy pledge at a later date.

Shaw spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.