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New Green MP and anti-TPPA campaigner – Barry Coates

New Green MP and anti-TPPA campaigner – Barry Coates – Barry is the newest Green Party MP, replacing Kevin Hague who has stepped down. Barry has campaigned for climate justice and fair and sustainable trade rules for more than 25 years. He has organised around major international summits including the Earth Summit in 1992, World Trade Organisation meetings, and Climate Change negotiations. While living in the UK, Barry chaired the campaign against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) and the UK Trade Justice Movement. He returned to New Zealand as Executive Director for Oxfam New Zealand for October 2003 to March 2014 and was Chair of the Council for International Development and co-Chair of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (the tcktck campaign). He supported the Pacific in community development, climate justice and trade negotiations, and helped build a fair trade movement in New Zealand. Over the past year, Barry has been coordinator of Its Our Future, the campaign against the TPPA, and developed a programme on sustainability at the University of Auckland Business School. Barry has a Masters in Management from Yale University.