Although biodiversity loss continues globally, many countries are significantly slowing the rate of loss by shoring up protected natural areas and the services they provide, and in expanding national park systems with tighter management and more secure funding.
Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality.
I'm not into power for the sake of it.
'Never look back' is my philosophy.
I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours.
New Zealand's been pretty quiet on human rights issues, which we will be taking rather more interest in, and in international labor issues.
If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
I think it's inevitable that New Zealand will become a republic and that would reflect the reality that New Zealand is a totally sovereign-independent 21st century nation 12,000 miles from the United Kingdom.
If you neglect those who are currently poor and stable, you may create more poor and unstable people. There has been a tremendous concentration of donor interest in countries that are seen as particularly fragile - but it becomes harder to mobilise money for sub-Saharan, plain poor countries.
In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand's had a leadership role in a lot of things.
We just sent our condolences to the President of the United States and the American people on what is a terrible, terrible tragedy.
There is also a marked global trend towards sustainable agriculture, building on traditional methods which use fewer chemical inputs, carefully manage soil and water resources, and work hand-in-hand with nature.
Health and education are always issues.
Of course I have an opinion on many things but I don't micromanage.
Business can talk itself into a blue funk.
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