26 Mar 2017

Carbon Co-operation

From The House , 7:35 am on 26 March 2017

This week a new report gave New Zealand options for tackling greenhouse gas emissions. The report, written by a group of economists called Vivid, outlined changes with big impacts on energy use, farming, and transport.

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Photo: RNZ / Daniela Maoate - Cox

It’s a blunt, hard-hitting report of the kind you might expect from a pressure group wanting to influence politicians.  

The extraordinary thing in the case of this report is that it was commissioned by politicians - Globe New Zealand is a cross-party group of MPs working together to find solutions on this tough issue.

Yes, working together. They can do that.  Phil Smith sat down with four members of Globe, from four different parties, often at loggerheads, to find out how that works.