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SHAW: Next government all about emissions cuts

Wednesday - Climate policy in the next government will focus on tangible ways to cut emissions, Green Party co-leader James Shaw says.

Ban looming for more plastic things

Wednesday - Plastic items including straws, plates and branding stickers on fruit are likely to go the way of single-use plastic bags and be banned.


Wednesday - The dissolution of Parliament today has been postponed until at least Monday because of the new covid-19 pandemic lockdown imposed last night.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, new United Nations climate head Christina Figueres was warning nations that time was not on their side when it came to taking action on climate change.

Native species key to cutting emissions

Tuesday - Restoration of New Zealandís wild places should count towards the countryís emissions reduction targets, the Government says.

Shining a spotlight on managed funds

Tuesday - The ethics of all 390 managed funds operating in New Zealand are about to be opened up to public scrutiny.


Tuesday - The Sustainable Business Network holds an online session on product stewardship today.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, developing countries were calling for rich nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. For the record, New Zealandís pledge is a five per cent reduction,...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Let's back buffalo

Monday - Waikato farmers could be replacing dairy cows with buffalo if the region goes ahead with a plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.


Monday - Ten years ago, the recent application of the Emissions Trading Scheme to the transport sector was having little impact on fuel prices.


Monday - Parliamentís Environment Select Committee meets today to hear submissions on the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

NZ and Ireland talk trade over ag emissions

Friday - New Zealand is working with Ireland on trade solutions to the problem of carbon leakage in the agricultural sector.

FRIDAY POLITICS: It's a choice of slow or slower

Friday - Young protesters are targeting both Labour and National with sit-ins in Dunedin today, saying both have failed to address the climate crisis.

Hydrogen stations on the way

Friday - The Government is putting $20 million into establishing a national network of hydrogen fuelling-stations.


Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $33.70 bid and $34.05 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $33.92.


Friday - Climate minister James Shaw joins Climate Change Commissions deputy chair Lisa Humahai and New Zealand Carbon Farming managing director Matt Walsh in an online discussion today.


Friday - Ten years ago, Trade Me was being test-driven as a site for selling carbon credits.

Nation's first waste-to-gas plant proves a point

6 Aug 20 - Construction of New Zealandís first large-scale waste-to-biogas plant shows the country could eliminate greenhouse gas emission caused by food rotting in rubbish dumps, the Bioenergy Association says.


6 Aug 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $33.70 bid and $34.50 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $33.95

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