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Why lower emissions mean better business

Friday - Companies with high levels of greenhouse gas emissions are worth less than low-emitting companies, says financial analysis and advisory firm Forsyth Barr.


Friday - Ten years ago, international climate negotiations in Copenhagen were split over a push by small island nations to limit warming to no more than 1.5deg – something more than half the world’s countries said they would not support.

Jump to it, Jacinda, says global carbon watchdog

Thursday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is under international pressure to increase New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target in line with the Paris Agreement.

NZ will sign new ship emissions pact

Thursday - New Zealand will sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours.

HOT TIMES: This year could be our warmest ever recorded

Thursday - A hot December could see 2019 become New Zealand’s warmest year on record.

Coffee, tea, or a bite of me?

Thursday - Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground.


Thursday - Ten years ago, hopes were high that a global climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol would be in place within six months.

Cut hydrogen red tape, urges business sector

Wednesday - Businesses say a hydrogen-export industry drastically cutting emissions from fossil fuels could be stymied by red tape and a failure to recognise the value of “blue” hydrogen.

Climate-impact reporting to be mandatory

Wednesday - The Government is to assess the climate implications of every major decision it makes.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, the collapse of plans for an Emissions Trading Scheme in Australia left New Zealand officials scrambling to patch up the rules of our own scheme.

Why the rulebook matters for us at Madrid talks

Dr Christina Hood

Tuesday - New Zealand’s plan to use carbon credits to meet part of its emissions reduction target means the country has a big stake in international climate negotiations now under way in Madrid.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, the future looked bright for New Zealand’s first tidal energy scheme, with Todd Energy taking a cornerstone stake in Crest Energy.

Tell us what you're doing, investors tell govts

Monday - Institutional investors will either stay away or demand higher returns in New Zealand and Australia if their governments don’t produce credible, long-term climate investment strategies, a new report...


Monday - Two weeks of international climate negotiations kick off in Madrid today.


Monday - Ten years ago, world leaders were heading for international climate change talks in Copenhagen with high expectations.

EDITORIAL: Right road, but the slow road

29 Nov 19 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | It must be tempting, if you’re in the New Zealand delegation at climate talks in Madrid next week, to rest on your laurels, take the pats on the back, bask in the...

ACC still on rack over fossil-fuel investments

Chloe Swarbrick

29 Nov 19 - The Government-owned Accident Compensation Corporation is likely to remain under pressure to withdraw $1 billion worth of investments in fossil-fuel companies.


29 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, members of Australia’s Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull’s front bench were in open revolt over his plans to support an emissions trading scheme about to be voted on by the Senate.

Minister won't act on ACC oil investments

Iain Lees-Galloway

28 Nov 19 - The Government says it will not interfere in the Accident Compensation Corporation’s decision to invest in fossil fuels.

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Ports of Auckland buys world-first electric tug

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Dr Zahra Champion

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LGNZ gets clear climate message from school activists

26 Jul 19 - School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder...

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