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

Today 10:00am - 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

Today 10:00am - Global warming can be held to 1.5deg if there is the political will, new research published today shows.

More than 320,000 sign climate action plan

Sir Alan Mark

Thursday - 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.

Climate-change deniers stupid, says Pope

13 Sep 17 - Pope Francis has slammed climate change doubters as 'stupid' in the wake of the Caribbean hurricanes.

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.

NZ backs global carbon markets cooperation

5 Sep 17 - New Zealand has signed a statement calling for renewed co-operation on carbon markets.


Leaked report lifts lid on coastal property risks

James Shaw

4 Sep 17 - A climate change report the Government didn’t want public yet has been released by the Green Party.

CLIMATE REPORT: What is the Government hiding?

Sir Geoffrey Palmer

30 Aug 17 - The Government’s refusal to release a report on the impacts of climate change suggests it might contain something politically damaging, says constitutional law expert and former Prime Minister Sir...

TAXING OR TRADING: Which way should we go?

22 Aug 17 - Is taxing or trading the best way to get New Zealand’s emissions down?

Climate change isn't our biggest environmental problem

18 Aug 17 - Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overshoot, of which global warming is a symptom

Our climate change policy a mess, says former PM

17 Aug 17 - New Zealand’s climate change policy is an “unholy mess” that won’t be fixed if the Cabinet doesn’t want it to be, says former prime minister and constitutional expert Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

Nation's best tell MPs how to do climate change

Sir Alan Mark

16 Aug 17 - Eminent New Zealanders backed by 60 NGOs will tell MPs today what they should do about climate change.

Emissions group to probe lack of carbon cap

10 Aug 17 - New Zealand’s lack of a carbon cap is one of the issues on the table for the Productivity Commission.

EDS CONFERENCE: Water, water everywhere

10 Aug 17 - It was freshwater at 10 paces on the first day of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference yesterday, with both National and Labour releasing their policies.

Emissions group might branch into ETS

9 Aug 17 - The Productivity Commission could recommend changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Stand by, Wellington, worsening weather on the way

8 Aug 17 - More floods in Wellington, more droughts in Wairarapa, more hot days in both places and no frosts in the Tararua Ranges - that’s the picture painted in a new climate change report.

Most want us to show leadership on climate change

4 Aug 17 - Most New Zealanders think the country should be a leader on climate change, with just 8 per cent saying the country should “do a Trump” and pull out of the Paris Agreement, a new survey shows.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, we’ve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy – and it’s Winston Peters.


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