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Labour/Greens promise sustainability stand

Today 10:00am - 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.

NET-ZERO REPORT: We can do more, says bioenergy industry

Today 10:00am - A cross-party report on how New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century ignores some immediate opportunities, the Bioenergy Association says.

Toyota wants to get with the programme

Today 10:00am - Toyota New Zealand wants to work with the Government on cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

Govt MPs vote down 'good idea' sustainability bill

Thursday - A bill to include sustainability measures in public finance reporting has been voted down – despite Government MPs saying they supported the sentiment.

Minister hints at cross-party work on climate change

Wednesday - New Zealand has received the strongest indication yet of cross-party agreement on climate change, with climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett saying she can work with a new far-reaching report on how the country can be carbon-neutral.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: We cannot continue on this path

Tuesday - Two reports out today signal a sea-change for New Zealand. One says the New Zealand’s economy is reaching its environmental limits. The other says New Zealand cannot meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets without changing land use.

OECD REPORT: We need price on agricultural emissions

Tuesday - The OECD says New Zealand needs to put a price on greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector.


NET-ZERO REPORT: Pastoral farming must change

Tuesday - New Zealand cannot cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and keep farming the way it is now.

Environment reports cast eye over NZ efforts

Monday - Two major environmental reports and a new sustainability law are on the agenda this week.

Wind turbine manufacturer needs more capital

Monday - Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, has widened its first-half loss and says it needs new injections of capital.

NZ-China work on links despite carbon tax talk

17 Mar 17 - Work on developing carbon-trading links between New Zealand and China is continuing, despite a report this week that China might go to a carbon tax instead of a national emissions trading scheme.

Companies queue to supply Air NZ with biofuels

17 Mar 17 - Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they now have a shortlist of companies to supply them with biofuels.

Businesses face increasing risk from pollution

17 Mar 17 - New Zealand businesses are increasingly at risk from pollution and contamination, says an insurance expert.

Whanganui's new status huge call for the environment

16 Mar 17 - The Whanganui River has become entity in its own right – a move potentially of huge environmental significance.

Government offers new money for electric cars

15 Mar 17 - The second round of Government funding for projects to get more electric vehicles on New Zealand’s roads opens today.

Smaller forests get financial helping hand

15 Mar 17 - Landowners wanting to plant small-to-medium-sized new forests might be able to get some government funding to help them.

Private capital must play big part in climate adaptation

14 Mar 17 - Governments will need private capital to deal with the multi-billion-dollar challenges of adapting to climate change, says a report out today.

Anxious investors want to see price on carbon

13 Mar 17 - Australia should put a price on carbon or risk investors moving their money out of the country, says a group representing more than $1 trillion worth of investment in New Zealand and Australia.

Morganists want new approach to controls on farming

10 Mar 17 - The Opportunities Party would put a cap on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, get rid of the $25 carbon price cap and free credits for heavy emitters and bring some agricultural emissions into...


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