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Paula Bennett

This time, climate officials hope for a bit more action

Today 10:00am - 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.

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

Friday - Officials are working on getting New Zealand access to international carbon markets when they develop Ė but they donít want their activities made public.

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 Zealandís emissions down, says a leading scientist.

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.

Climate commission might have carbon price role

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

Force firms to report carbon, say energy leaders

28 Nov 17 - The Government is being told to make carbon reporting mandatory for publicly listed companies and to hold public-sector executives responsible for carbon performance.

Two global reports slam NZ's poor climate record

23 Nov 17 - New climate minister James Shaw might have wowed the world with his rhetoric at international climate talks last week, but itís on the policies of his predecessor that New Zealand is still being...

Te Kuha coal mine first test for new minister

22 Nov 17 - Deciding whether to let a new opencast coal mine go ahead on the West Coast will be the first real test of the new governmentís conservation policy, says an anti-coal mining lobby group.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

14 Nov 17 - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.

Carbon pricing essential, says Energy Minister

Megan Woods

10 Nov 17 - The new energy minister expects carbon to be priced into all energy projects.

Get behind Zero Carbon Act, Morgan tells Nats

8 Nov 17 - The National Party should offer cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act, providing the country with stable climate-change policy, says Gareth Morganís The Opportunities Party.

Previous govt wrong about 2050 emissions - court

3 Nov 17 - The Government should have reassessed New Zealandís emissions-reduction target after the International Panel on Climate Change released its new report, the High Court says.

How Bennett toyed with cross-party climate move

1 Nov 17 - Former climate minister Paula Bennett sought advice on forming a cross-party agreement on climate change.

Shaw vows better climate deal for Pacific

1 Nov 17 - The new government says it will pull climate policy into line with Pacific aspirations.


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