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WINSTON'S THE WORD: What NZ First leader wants

Today 10:00am - A party which has vowed to get rid of the Emissions Trading Scheme now holds the balance of power in New Zealand’s Parliament.

Furious farmers should get with the programme

Friday - Political protests this week over fart taxes and water charges are at odds with research showing the agricultural sector knows it has to pay for its pollution.

Dining with mining in the House of the Lord

Friday - The mining industry possibly got more than it bargained for when it decided to hold its annual dinner in Christchurch’s Cardboard Cathedral this month – a climate change debate with the Anglican Church.

GREEN IS GO: Investors seek good businesses

Thursday - Institutional investors in New Zealand and Australia want to put more money into good green businesses – if they can find them.

First step is cut domestic emissions, says report

Wednesday - New Zealand could meet a large chunk of its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target through cuts in emissions at home, a new report says.

Nat turns up to debate and makes lone stand

Andrew Bayly

Wednesday - All political parties except National told an audience in Auckland last night that they rank climate change as the biggest issue they face.

MIGHTY MOROCCO: There's only one country doing the job

Wednesday - Just one country – Morocco – is promising to cut emissions to a level that will keep warming to 1.5deg, according to an updated analysis.


TAX OR TRADE?: It doesn't make much difference

Catherine Leining

19 Sep 17 - Ditching the Emissions Trading Scheme in favour of a carbon tax will not solve New Zealand’s emissions woes, a new report says.

With political will, the world can get to 1.5deg

19 Sep 17 - Global warming can be held to 1.5deg if there is the political will, new research published today shows.

Climate debate tonight - but Nats might give it a miss

19 Sep 17 - The National Party is looking like a no-show for a climate debate in Auckland tonight.

THE COUNT: English stays silent on climate

18 Sep 17 - With less than one week left in the election campaign, Prime Minister Bill English has yet to mention climate change in any of his formal speeches or statements.

United Future backs emissions trading

18 Sep 17 - United Future’s new leader says he supports the Emissions Trading Scheme, the Zero Carbon Act and wants New Zealand to be carbon netural by 2050.

ELECTION UPDATE: Where parties stand on climate

15 Sep 17 - What does next weekend’s general election mean for climate change?

Climate change threatens Te Puke kiwifruit

15 Sep 17 - The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say scientists.

Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

14 Sep 17 - Companies operating in New Zealand have been named as some of the most obstructive to global action on climate change.

More than 320,000 sign climate action plan

Sir Alan Mark

14 Sep 17 - A climate action plan that includes a fund to relocate people dispossessed by climate change now has the support of more than 320,000 people.

We could do environmental rights, says Little

Andrew Little

13 Sep 17 - Environmental rights could be enshrined in the Bill of Rights, if not in a constitution, under a Labour government.

PALMER PRESCRIPTION: Climate needs constitution

12 Sep 17 - If Sir Geoffrey Palmer had had his way, New Zealand would have already cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

Business group pushes for social impacts action

12 Sep 17 - The Government should take environmental and social impacts into account when it is letting contracts, Business New Zealand says.


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