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Tonight, with the UN Climate Change Conference underway, The Hui looks back at one of their most important stories from 2020.
As part of New Zealand's commitment to reducing global warming, the Government has pledged a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030, but our economy continues to be driven by agriculture - a major contributor to greenhouse emissions. Agriculture here is fuelled by a mineral that's taking a toll on tangata whenua.
Pressure is mounting on New Zealand to follow the lead of other countries and stop importing phosphate from disputed lands in Western Sahara.
Last month, the Chinese phosphate company Molybdenum announced it will stop any phosphate imports from Western Sahara. And in August the union representing Napier Port workers protested the arrival of a ship carrying phosphate describing it as a conflict mineral.
Indigenous communities both here and in Western Sahara are demanding Aotearoa cease the trade.
Then, The Hui speaks to a Māori lawyer attending the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.
Made with support from Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air.