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Ralph Sims

FACE THE FACTS: The Government has done little

Today 10:00am - Two major reports on climate change – one on the likely impacts on New Zealand, the other on ways the country can cut emissions – were released a year ago by the country’s top scientific body, the Royal Society. Energy expert RALPH SIMS, who chaired the report committee, reflects on progress.

Greens want to up carbon price and cut fossil fuels

Gareth Hughes

20 Apr 17 - Higher carbon prices and a ban on new fossil-fuel electricity generation plants are the cornerstones of the Green Party’s plan to get New Zealand to 100 per cent renewable generation by 2030.

We're talking to Korea about carbon market links

18 Apr 17 - Talks to establish links between carbon markets in New Zealand and Korea are under way.

Bennett rules out farming and climate commission

18 Apr 17 - Climate minister Paula Bennett says carbon prices need to go higher, but she won’t be putting a price on agricultural emissions and she doesn’t think New Zealand needs a climate commission.

EDITORIAL: Today is D-day for the climate debate

13 Apr 17 - Today could see one of the most important debates Parliament has ever had – a special session on proposals to make New Zealand carbon-neutral by the second half of the century.

Coastal flooding advice out soon, says ministry

11 Apr 17 - New guidelines to help local government to cope with increased coastal flooding caused by climate change will be released soon, the government says.

Parliament under carbon-neutral pressure

10 Apr 17 - Proposals for a carbon-neutral New Zealand will go before Parliament this week, as the nation's youth start to apply political pressure over the world they will inherit.


Carbon price fall springs $100m surprise

7 Apr 17 - A fall in the price of carbon has left the Government with a smaller-than-expected liability on its books.

Politicians go face-to-face with environment facts

6 Apr 17 - The state of New Zealand’s environment is on the agenda for the country’s politicians today.

Students put divestment pressure on Auckland uni

5 Apr 17 - Auckland University’s refusal to divest from fossil-fuel investments is making it the target of student action again.

Beehive busy with changes to RMA

5 Apr 17 - Debate on changes to the Resource Management Act will continue in Parliament today.

Govt's green-growth plans won't cut it, warns OECD

4 Apr 17 - The Government’s plans to grow agricultural exports and tourism will not help to decarbonise New Zealand’s economy and could hinder foreign investment, says the OECD.

SIMON UPTON: Credits, caps and cross-party deals

3 Apr 17 - The man likely to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says there might not be enough international carbon credits available to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement targets.

EDITORIAL: What are we without our special things?

31 Mar 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Thirty years ago today, New Zealand was on the verge of a breakthrough in environmental management.

Officials have mid-year date with ETS changes

30 Mar 17 - Officials will report to the Government in the middle of the year on the next round of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Upton favourite for Beehive climate watchdog post

29 Mar 17 - Former environment minister Simon Upton – who last week delivered a major report critical of New Zealand’s environmental performance – is likely to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the...

NZ and China shake on Asia-Pacific carbon market

Prime Minister Bill English and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

28 Mar 17 - New Zealand and China are to work together on developing an Asia-Pacific carbon market, and will double-team over the way agriculture is treated in international climate negotiations.

Labour/Greens promise sustainability stand

24 Mar 17 - The Labour and Green parties have agreed to a set of budget responsibility rules that includes environmental and social sustainability as well as financial responsibility.

Toyota wants to get with the programme

24 Mar 17 - Toyota New Zealand wants to work with the Government on cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.


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