Here’s what our new PM, Minister of Tourism, and veteran YouTube user John Key had to say.
But while John’s out there on YouTube doing the hard sell on “clean and green”, off camera he and his ministerial mates seem far more committed to an environmental future that’s grey and grubby.
New Climate Negotiations Minister Tim Grosser has just returned from UN talks in Poland where he’s been trying to weasel out of our agricultural emissions obligations while here at home Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Energy, has signaled the National/Act government’s forthcoming backdown on biofuels.
So smiling tourism videos aside, Greenpeace reckons “with our new Government’s embarrassing backtrack on climate we’re now at serious risk of becoming an international climate pariah”.
I sure hope Tourism New Zealand has a plan B.