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NZ has 'reckless' plan for global carbon-trading

Today 10:00am - 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

Today 10:00am - 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 – but they don’t want their activities made public.

The trick is reading farmers' minds, says scientist

Wednesday - Understanding why farmers are not taking advantage of ways to make more money while cutting greenhouse gas emissions is critical to getting New Zealand’s 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 – one of the Government’s promises for its first 100 days in office – 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 it’s 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 government’s 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 Morgan’s The Opportunities Party.

Previous govt wrong about 2050 emissions - court

3 Nov 17 - The Government should have reassessed New Zealand’s 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.

Emissions failure will hurt NZ farmers, warns Fonterra

31 Oct 17 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world’s largest milk-processor is warning.

Get ETS working, say superfund guardians

30 Oct 17 - New Zealand cannot afford an Emissions Trading Scheme that doesn’t work, say the guardians of the $36.4 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund - and that means bringing the agricultural sector into...


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