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Government stalls as carbon price hits high

Today 10:00am - Record carbon prices have failed to convince the Government that the price cap should be lifted immediately.

Permanent forests become permanent fixture

Today 10:00am - Permanent forests are to come into the Emissions Trading Scheme, but there’s no decision yet on recognising the carbon stored in timber products and whether landowners will be able to average out carbon stored in their forests.

International trading back on agenda

Today 10:00am - The Government wants to open the New Zealand carbon market to international trading again.

Carbon trading will mean fair trading

Today 10:00am - Insider trading is to be banned from New Zealand’s carbon market.

UN chief in bid to revive flagging talks

Today 10:00am - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has made a dramatic intervention to revive flagging climate talks in Poland by flying back to the conference and preparing a personal call to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Saudi falls foul of developing countries

Today 10:00am - Competing visions of climate justice have alienated Saudi Arabia from other developing countries at UN climate talks in Poland.

They're trying to save us, so why do we punish activists?

Today 10:00am - Green activists are fighting to save us all – so why do their sacrifices warrant punishment?


We're making progress - towards 3deg warming

Wednesday - If all governments achieve their largely insufficient climate targets, the world will see 3deg of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5deg limit they agreed in Paris three years ago, says the Climate Action...

Indigenous peoples clinch climate deal

Wednesday - Indigenous peoples clinched a deal in Poland that will give them a voice in global climate change negotiations, but only after conceding to a push to put national sovereignty above their rights.

Vietnam milk boom leads to billions of cartons on beaches

Wednesday - More than eight billion Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment.

Patagonia gives $10m tax cut to the cimate cause

Wednesday - Outdoor clothing company Patagonia will be giving to the planet the $10 million it made as a result of President Trump's tax cuts.

Australia's silence shocks delegates

Tuesday - Australia has been accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the UN's latest science report at the climate summit in Katowice.

US is still very much in the game

Tuesday - Forget Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement. The US is still very much in and zealously setting the tone of international climate change negotiations.

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

Tuesday - BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris Agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in pressuring Shell to set environmental...

Bolsonaro appoints 'beef caucus' minister

Tuesday - Brazil’s far right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has named Ricardo de Aquino Salles, a 43-year-old lawyer and a staunch ‘beef caucus’ ally to lead his environment department.

Climate plans pushed to 2041 in UN draft

Tuesday - The start date of an important element of the Paris Agreement would be set 23 years in the future under a proposal from major emerging economies.

By 2025, VW intends to be making million e-cars a year

Tuesday - German auto giant Volkswagen is embarking on an electric spurt, pressing ahead with plans aimed at producing more than a million electric cars a year by 2025.

Global investors call for more action

Monday - The largest-ever group of institutional investors has called on governments around the world to urgently increase their efforts to meet the Paris climate change agreement goals.

Oil producerrs scrap over UN climate report

Monday - Four big oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from welcoming the most influential climate science report in years, as a meeting in Poland descended into acrimony.


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