Update: The debate can be viewed here.

WebcastIn Wellington today (2 April 2008) at 7:00 PM, chaired by Sean Plunket from Radio New Zealand's Morning Report and hosted by Greenpeace, NZ politicians are to debate which party’s climate policy is most on target to tackle climate change.

A live video webcast will be available at: http://www.greenpeace.org.nz/webcast from 7PM - 830PM So far the following politicians have fronted up. David Parker (Minister of Climate Change Issues, New Zealand Labour Party) , Nick Smith (Environment Spokesperson, New Zealand National Party) , Jeanette Fitzsimons (Co-leader of the Green Party) and Hone Harawira (Environment Spokesperson, Maori Party) . The issues to be covered are:

  • What emissions reductions target is your party willing to commit to?
  • Is your party prepared to bring agriculture into the emissions trading scheme before 2013?
  • What policies does your party have to reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions in the order to 25-40% by 2020, in line with recommendations of the IPPC?