Will Key go to Copenhagen? Or rather, why wouldn’t he want to go? According to TVNZ tonight:
At least 90 world leaders are now expected to attend next month’s global climate change talks in Copenhagen but New Zealand’s prime minister still says he will not be among them. That is despite coming under pressure at a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Trinidad…
Key admits he is being lobbied, saying “One or two mentioned they’d like to see me there.”
I just don’t understand why he appears to understand that this is a serious issue, and how NZ behaves, what we says and what we front up with will be noticed by other countries. We can expect to pay a price if we’re not seen to be doing our share. Perhaps he’s still feeling the confidence that high polling brings (latest TVNZ poll here). He may have proven himself an agile learner over the last year, but this topic (along with the ETS in general) appears to be something of a blind spot.