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EDITORIAL: Media missing the message

Friday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | “Climate change is the biggest story on any editor’s news-list right now,” claims a story in the Spinoff this week.

Our climate change policy a mess, says former PM

Thursday - 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

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

Super fund goes 40% low-carbon

Wednesday - Forty per cent of the New Zealand Super Fund is now low-carbon.

FREE CREDITS: And the winner is NZ Steel

Tuesday - New Zealand Steel is once again the big winner in the Government’s allocation of free carbon credits to industrial emitters.

Company gets $55,000 to fill rubbish bins

Tuesday - The Government is giving $55,000 to a Tauranga company to develop an online waste-reduction workshop.

Government changes mind and pushes for e-cars

14 Aug 17 - The Government is promising to make a third of its car fleet electric by 2021 – despite saying last year that cash-strapped government departments couldn’t afford to replace petrol cars, let alone buy more expensive electric cars.


THE COUNT: Gareth and Jacinda on the board

14 Aug 17 - Three leaders scored points last week in The Count - Carbon News’ tally of the number of times the leaders of political party’s mention climate change in their formal speeches and statements as they...

GASES ARE GO: Our emissions on the rise again

11 Aug 17 - New Zealand’s reported greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, new figures show.

How to turn $1 into $3: Plant the waterways

Professor Bill Lee

11 Aug 17 - Every dollar spent on planting New Zealand’s waterways would pay returns of at least $3.

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.

Nature deserves legal rights, say Greens

10 Aug 17 - A Green government would give nature legal recognition.

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.

Fund wants to see 5283ha of new forest

10 Aug 17 - The Government’s reinstated Afforestation Grants Scheme will fund 5283 hectares of new forest this year.

Emissions group might branch into ETS

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

Shareholder action 'sign of things to come'

9 Aug 17 - Shareholder moves to sue an Australian bank for failing to adequately disclose its financial exposure to climate change are a sign of things to come, a lawyer says.

Graham's Globe must survive, says Labour

8 Aug 17 - Labour’s climate spokesperson says the work of the cross-party Globe group on climate change must continue, even if founder Kennedy Graham is out of Parliament.

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.

Foresters greet environmental standards move

Peter Weir

8 Aug 17 - The introduction of a national environmental standard for plantation forestry is vitally needed, forest owners say.


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