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In his address, Minister Parker examines the global trade outlook, highlighting the ways trade policy can promote sustainable and inclusive development and contribute to combating climate change. He also addresses New Zealand’s recent Zero Carbon legislation and the implications for key sectors like agriculture.

About the Speaker:

Minister Parker enjoyed a distinguished career in business and law before entering Parliament. He was first appointed to cabinet in 2005. Since October 2017, The Hon David Parker holds four portfolios in Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Government: Trade and Export Growth, Environment, Attorney-General and Associate Finance. Minister Parker graduated with a BCom and LLB from the University of Otago.