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Revealed: the cost of climate change

Today 11:00am - Lack of government leadership means New Zealand business, society, infrastructure and the land itself are exposed to billions of dollars worth of potential damage from the impacts of climate change, the Government has been told.

Here's to a happy (and low-carbon) Christmas

Today 11:00am - It has been a busy year – domestic carbon prices climbed nearly $3, New Zealand ratified the Paris Agreement and pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2050, and, for the first time, climate change was an election issue, of sorts.

Are we getting it right, questions emissions expert

Thursday - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from farming could have fallen by 20 per cent on 1990 levels if the efficiency gains of the past 25 years hadn’t been used to boost production.

This time, climate officials hope for a bit more action

Paula Bennett

Wednesday - In late 2015, officials gave new climate minister Paula Bennett as list of five things they thought should be done over the next two years.

Big investors put pressure on carbon emitters

Wednesday - The biggest New Zealand and Australia institutional investors are among more than 225 global investors with more than $37.5 trillion in assets under management promising to “engage” the world’s largest emitting companies to act on climate change.

Climate commission will look at farm emissions

James Shaw

Tuesday - Climate minister James Shaw says the new climate commission will play a role in dealing with agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ has 'reckless' plan for global carbon-trading

Nigel Brunel

Monday - New Zealand's approach to negotiating carbon-trading relationships with other countries is drawing fire.


Ardern and Shaw to miss big day out in Paris

Monday - Neither Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern nor climate minister James Shaw will be at the One Planet Summit Day in Paris tomorrow.

HUSH-HUSH: Officials want lid on global-market talk

8 Dec 17 - Officials are working on getting New Zealand access to international carbon markets when they develop – but they don’t want their activities made public.

Outlook grim for warmer Auckland, warns report

7 Dec 17 - Floods, fires, droughts, storms, slips, pests and diseases are Auckland’s future, threatening primary production and human health, warns a new report.

Carbon breaks through $20 mark

7 Dec 17 - New Zealand carbon is selling for more than $20 a tonne for the first time since March 2011 – and it’s expected to go higher.

The trick is reading farmers' minds, says scientist

6 Dec 17 - Understanding why farmers are not taking advantage of ways to make more money while cutting greenhouse gas emissions is critical to getting New Zealand’s emissions down, says a leading scientist.

Watch what you eat, scientists tell the rich

6 Dec 17 - Global greenhouse gas emissions would fall if people in rich countries like New Zealand ate healthily, Dutch scientists say.

Spring is second-warmest on record

6 Dec 17 - This spring has set a mark as second-equal warmest on record.

It's time to act on our oceans, say scientists

5 Dec 17 - New Zealand needs to start planning now for the impacts climate change will have on its oceans and fisheries, scientists say.

SHAW THING: Business needs to get into gear

4 Dec 17 - New climate minister James Shaw has a clear message for business: get your house in order because New Zealand is decarbonising ... fast.

C'mon Kiwis, says economist, show the world how

Charles Kolstad

1 Dec 17 - New Zealand is being challenged to show the world how to decarbonise without tanking.

NZ Post takes out sustainability award

1 Dec 17 - Working with the Red Cross has won New Zealand Post the top prize in the Sustainable Business Network awards this year.

Climate commission might have carbon price role

30 Nov 17 - The climate commission – one of the Government’s promises for its first 100 days in office – is likely to play a role in setting carbon prices, the new climate minister says.


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