Social democratic approach needed for climate change

Any agreement reached at the Climate Change talks in Copenhagen will be a stop gap measure at best, says Professor Jim Flynn of the Alliance Party.
In a public talk in Dunedin this week, Professor Flynn said that the present scenario sees affluent first world countries that have caused the environmental crisis telling third world countries that they shouldn’t have the opportunity to lift their people out of poverty, through the same processes of industrialization and development because of the effect on the environment. Continue reading

Climate change bill does not deal with the real problems

The Alliance Party says it opposes the emissions trading scheme being pushed through Parliament because it does not go far enough.

Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says the Alliance is completely committed to fighting climate change, but the market approach of carbon trading won’t work. Continue reading