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Smarts and skills keys to the future, says Govt

Monday - Deeper pools of capital, a smart, skilled and motivated workforce and plentiful clean energy are behind the Government’s plans for the future of the economy.

Ardern in star turn at UN climate summit

Monday - New Zealand will again take centre stage at international climate talks in New York, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern giving a keynote speech in the early hours of tomorrow morning.


Monday - Ten years ago, world leaders gathered in New York for the annual United Nations climate summit failed to offer commitments to bold solutions for climate change.

New water rules have Govt guessing on gases

Friday - New rules to improve water quality will also drive down New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions – but the Government doesn’t know by how much.


Friday - Ten years ago, pundits were predicting that India and China would be big players in global carbon markets.

At last, we're getting a look at climate risks

Thursday - Progress is being made at last on assessing the risk climate change poses to New Zealand.

Local businesses given emissions know-how

Thursday - The Government has released new advice for local businesses wanting to voluntarily offset their emissions.


Thursday - Ten years ago, Europe was challenging United States president Barack Obama to do more on climate change.

Ardern has faith in farmers to do the job

Wednesday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agrees with farmers that greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture should be managed at a farm level.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, doctors were warning that a “weak” response to the climate crisis would be catastrophic for public health.

Govt puts faith (and $10m) into smart cows

17 Sep 19 - The Government is putting $10 million into breeding cows that produce more milk and fewer greenhouse gases and can withstand heat.


17 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, associate climate minister Tim Groser, bound for climate talks in New York, was optimistic the rest of the world was starting to “get” New Zealand’s argument that something would have...

OUR ETS: What goes around, comes around

16 Sep 19 - New Zealand had the opportunity a decade ago to adopt the type of agricultural emissions pricing regime for which farmers are now fighting.

Go-it-alone farmers up pressure on politicians

16 Sep 19 - The farming industry is upping pressure on the Government for its own emissions-pricing regime.

Farming is losing ground, says Sir Lockwood

Sir Lockwood Smith

13 Sep 19 - New Zealand agriculture can be carbon-neutral but it is slipping behind developments in Ireland, former Speaker, UK ambassador and agricultural scientist Sir Lockwood Smith says.

Welcome to Welly ... the Paris of the southern hemisphere

13 Sep 19 - Wellington is the new Paris of the South, according to the latest cities’ liveability index.


13 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, the National Government announced a deal with the Maori Party that led to the gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Let new commission be the arbiter, says Upton

12 Sep 19 - ANYTHING in the zero-carbon bill that MPs can’t agree on should be referred to the new climate commission, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton has told MPs.

Electricity planning is vital, politicians hear

12 Sep 19 - Extra demand for electricity as the country’s economy decarbonises needs to be co-ordinated if the system is to cope, MPs have heard.

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