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Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

Friday - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.

NZ signs up to cut methane and black carbon

Friday - New Zealand has signed up to a plan to cut methane and black carbon emissions from agriculture and waste.

Global pledge to phase out coal gets full backing of NZ

Friday - New Zealand is part of a new alliance launched at the Bonn climate talks that hopes to signal the end of coal.

Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

Thursday - Government officials have looked at cutting the allocation of free credits to some industrial emitters by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent a year.

Fonterra intends to get rid of coal ... later

Wednesday - Fonterra says it is turning its back on coal as part of a drive towards being carbon-neutral by 2050.

Down on the farm, data's in the driving seat

Wednesday - Last week, Fonterra’s environmental manager, FRANCESCA EGGLETON, told a gathering at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn how the world’s largest dairy producer is using data to reduce its environmental footprint.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

Tuesday - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.


MARKET LATEST: NZUs $19.25

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $19.25 bid and $19.26 offered this morning, after last fixing at $19.25.

Livestock emissions must be cut, say scientists

Monday - Livestock emissions will have to be cut if the world is to keep warming down to Paris Agreement levels, two top New Zealand scientists are warning.

Carbon pricing essential, says Energy Minister

Megan Woods

10 Nov 17 - The new energy minister expects carbon to be priced into all energy projects.

ETS changes win us an award at Bonn talks

10 Nov 17 - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have won New Zealand a Carbon Pricing Champion Award at international climate negotiations in Bonn.

Contact Energy likes what it's doing with green bonds

10 Nov 17 - Contact Energy is getting a lot of attention for its pioneering green borrowing programme, certified by Climate Bonds Initiatives and launched in mid-August.

Fonterra to talk farming at Bonn climate talks

Francesca Eggleton

9 Nov 17 - Fonterra will strut its stuff tomorrow at international climate talks in Bonn.

Auckland - clean power but lacking environmental protection

8 Nov 17 - New Zealand’s clean electricity supply has won Auckland 48th place in the 2017 Smart City Index – but its traffic congestion and lack of environmental protection have let it down.

Winter shrinking, say scientists

8 Nov 17 - New Zealand's winters are a month shorter than they were 80 years ago, NIWA scientists say.

Get behind Zero Carbon Act, Morgan tells Nats

8 Nov 17 - The National Party should offer cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act, providing the country with stable climate-change policy, says Gareth Morgan’s The Opportunities Party.

New Zealand's team in Bonn

7 Nov 17 - New Zealand will be represented at international climate negotiations by climate minister James Shaw and Pacific minister Aupito William Sio.

New Zealand feeling the impacts of the hot year - scientist

7 Nov 17 - Evidence that this year will be one of the hottest on record is alarming, says one of New Zealand’s leading climate experts.

ETS explained...in video

7 Nov 17 - WANTING TO explain how an emissions tradiing regime can cut greenhouse gas emissions, or having trouble understanding it yourself?


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