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Ardern touts NZ's climate action at summit

Today 11:45am - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used her appearance at President Joe Biden’s virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change to extol the virtues of New Zealand’s response to the climate crises.

Spying will have chilling effect on democracy

Today 11:45am - The spying on school-aged climate change activists, revealed by RNZ yesterday, will have a chilling effect on young people’s engagement with democratic politics, says professor of politics and IPCC author Bronwyn Hayward.

Carbon footprint of an ANZAC biscuit

Today 11:45am - Ever wondered what the carbon footprint of an ANZAC biscuit is? Didn't think so. But Planetary Ecology's Mary Morgan-Richards did and she's gone to extraordinary lengths to answer the question.

WORTH NOTING...

Today 11:45am - All eyes and ears will be on the virtual Washington DC Earth Day summit today as world leaders respond to the news that the US is committing to a 50 per cent reduction in emissions by the end of the decade.

10 YEARS AGO...

Today 11:45am - Ten years ago, the OECD was telling NZ not to delay including agriculture in the ETS.

Current NZU trigger price risks $500m bill

Thursday - The Government could find itself having to buy carbon credits to the tune of half a billion dollars on the international market if the current $50 trigger price for releasing additional NZUs at auction isn’t increased.

Best by the rest...

Thursday - In our weekly round up of the best climate coverage in the local media, we include items by Jim Salinger on over fishing's mammoth threat to the climate, former PM Helen Clark on her vision of a green NZ, and talk of a night train between Auckland and Wellington.


WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - Today is Earth Day - expect a flood of corporate stories on sustainability - and President Joe Biden's virtual climate change summit gets underway today, expect who knows what...

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, we were talking about high tech cars rewarding and penalising us based on how climate friendly our driving practices were.

Fonterra rejects climate claims

Wednesday - Fonterra is dismissing a claim in Climatic Change – a leading academic journal – that it is the world’s second highest dairy emitter and is responsible for emissions equal to New Zealand’s total...

Departure tax not on the cards

Wednesday - The Government is not currently considering the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's proposal for a departure tax.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - All fibre superhighways lead to Washington for Joe Biden's virtual climate summit tomorrow.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, the then National Government committed itself to the ETS regardless of the outcome of international climate negotiations. .

Minister responds to climate criticism

Tuesday - Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the Government is considering the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's recommendations - which include a call for a departure tax.

New book explores climate change in Aotearoa

Tuesday - In the final chapter of the just released Climate Aotearoa, Adelia Hallett argues that there are two things that we need to do urgently: “stop burning fossil fuels, and look after nature. Because...

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - All fibre superhighways lead to Washington, this week, for Joe Biden's virtual climate summit on Thursday.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the then climate change minister, Tim Groser was telling us progress on climate change will come through “boring detail” and not political rhetoric.

Bursting the climate bubble

Bursting the climate bubble

Monday - The government missed an opportunity to transition to a more sustainable future with the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble today, according to two academics.

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - A conference on a Citizen's Assembly for Climate in Aotearoa is being held at Rehua marae, Christchurch today.


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