30 Jan 2024

James Shaw steps down from Green Party leadership

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 30 January 2024
James Shaw

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James Shaw will be stepping down as Green Party co-leader in March.

He has been Climate Change Minister for the last six years and co-leader of the Greens for nearly a decade."I'm very proud of what the Green Party has achieved over the last eight years," Shaw said in a statement this morning. He said he would remain in Parliament to support his Members Bill, which would insert a new clause into the Bill of Rights Act stating that everyone has a right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher joins Kathryn with the latest.