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NZ fires first COP23 shots in Fiji today

Today 9:00am - Acting climate minister Paula Bennett will deliver New Zealand’s opening statement at the pre-COP climate talks in Fiji today.

Foreign credits bad call, warns ex-climate envoy

Dr Adrian Macey

Monday - Spending up to $20 billion on buying foreign carbon credits will be a “severe imposition” on the economy and will delay New Zealand’s decarbonisation, warns our former climate ambassador.

Officials vow to step up work on climate change

Vicky Robertson

Friday - New Zealand might not have an elected government just now, but officials are promising to step up on climate change.

Is your Auckland rooftop suitable for solar?

Friday - Got a roof in Auckland? A new computer tool will help you to figure out how many solar panels will fit on it and the economics of installing the system.

MEMO MPs: The country needs a climate commission

Thursday - Politicians negotiating to form a new government have again been told that action on climate change is a priority for business and society.

NZ all talk on farm emissions, says UK climate chief

Lord Deben

Thursday - New Zealand is not playing the leading role in research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture that it says it is, says the head of the United Kingdom’s Climate Committee.

Why National should lead on climate commission

Lord Deben

11 Oct 17 - The National Party should support a climate commission, says a former Conservative British Cabinet minister.


Westpac backs climate commission and budget

Karen Silk

11 Oct 17 - Westpac supports New Zealand adopting a United Kingdom-style climate commission and budget setting.

EY finds smart investors dodging carbon exposure

Dr Matthew Bell

11 Oct 17 - Two-thirds of the investors surveyed by international accountancy company EY have already changed their investments because of carbon exposure.

FIRE FACT: Heat goes on the East Coast

10 Oct 17 - A large swathe of the East Coast will be at risk of fire for at least half of the year by the end of the century, a conference in Auckland has heard.

Toyota urges NZ to get out of big-emitting cars

10 Oct 17 - New Zealanders are buying bigger cars, damaging the country’s chances of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, say Toyota New Zealand chief Alistair Davis.

Climatecoin lines up the carbon markets

9 Oct 17 - Blockchain – the technology developed by cryptocurrency pioneer Bitcoin to knock financial intermediaries out of transactions – has the carbon markets in its sights.

Ministry denies cutting climate aid to Pacific

9 Oct 17 - New Zealand is denying an accusation that it is cutting its climate aid to the Pacific.

NZ cuts climate aid to Pacific, says report

6 Oct 17 - New Zealand is being accused of cutting climate finance to the Pacific.

Why we need a carbon price of $100 ... or more

5 Oct 17 - Carbon prices of $100 a tonne - and possibly as high as $225 – are being foreshadowed in a new report.

WATCHDOG WARNS: Act now or face 'great risk'

5 Oct 17 - New Zealand will be stuck with high-emitting technologies if it doesn’t move to cut emissions soon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning.

Plant pines on public land, says Bluegreens chief

Geoff Thompson

4 Oct 17 - The head of the National Party’s Bluegreens policy advisory group says pine trees should be planted on Department of Conservation land to offset New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Dairy group backs big climate change targets

3 Oct 17 - A dairy industry group supports carbon budgeting and the concept of a climate commission, and says New Zealand should be carbon neutral.

E-vehicles could lead to more use of fossil fuels

2 Oct 17 - New Zealand will have to use fossil fuel-generated electricity to charge electric cars if it’s not careful, Canterbury electricity distribution company Orion is warning.


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