Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Special screening of climate change blockbuster

28 August 2006

Media Release

Minister will host top executives at special screening of climate change blockbuster

Climate Change Minister Hon David Parker will host senior business decision makers at a special screening of former American Vice President Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth.

The screening is being co-hosted by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. Some 107 decision makers are expected to fill the house at Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket, at 6.30pm on September 11.

The Minister says the movie, which this month became the highest-grossing film in company history for Paramount Classics, with total US box office sales of US$22.4 million, is providing a watershed moment worldwide to communicate on one of the most serious long term issues facing the country.

"It's going to be good to look at it with senior business leaders and then informally talk with them about their views on the climate change issue. I know some are still debating whether or not climate change is occurring. The more we discuss the options now, the better," Mr Parker says.

Business Council Chief Executive Peter Neilson says that further climate change policies now being developed will have potentially major implications for business and the country's future.

"We think the movie's a fitting way to focus leaders' attention and increase business engagement on climate change management policies. While we face serious problems, we believe there are practicable answers which will deliver huge benefits for businesses and the country."

An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary based on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Its producers say it strips his presentations of politics, "laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election