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Flying less plays a small but positive part in climate fight

30 Oct 19 - As the notion of flight shame is taking off around the world, emissions from aviation are making a small but growing contribution to global warming.

FACT CHECK: Is that right, Paula?

Paula Bennett

29 Oct 19 - National Party deputy leader and former climate minister Paula Bennett says when it was in power, her party stabilised greenhouse gas emissions, while under this Government they will keep rising until 2025. Is she right?

Govt signs global agreement to cut HFCs

4 Oct 19 - New Zealand has today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, promising to reduce the use of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons.

Reaching net-zero might not be all it's cracked up to be

5 Sep 19 - Reaching net zero emissions is easy for us to aim for but much more difficult to deliver – and worse, we might be focusing on the wrong objective.

At last, say students, Auckland toes the line

2 Sep 19 - Auckland University students have won their five-year campaign to get the institution to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Cash for credits could cause taxpayer headache

12 Aug 19 - Money instead of carbon credits was used to offset half the greenhouse gas emissions liable under the Emissions Trading Scheme last year - creating a potential financial liability for taxpayers.

We're worried and pessimistic about climate future

25 Jul 19 - New Zealanders are getting more worried about climate change, and most don’t think we’ll be able to cut our emissions in time to avoid its impacts.


Funds managers urge cement makers to act

25 Jul 19 - European funds managing $2 trillion in assets have called on cement companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, warning that a failure to do so could put their business models at risk.

Major polluter plans to cut emissions

23 Jul 19 - A New Zealand company whose products are responsible for more than a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year says it is setting emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement.

One flight emits as much as many people do in a year

23 Jul 19 - Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year.

POWERHOUSE: Pentagon gas emissions higher than Portugal

14 Jun 19 - The US creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialised countries such as Sweden and Portugal.

Emissions from energy rise at fastest rate since 2011

13 Jun 19 - Carbon emissions from the global energy industry last year rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade.

Emissions pricing not working, says World Bank

11 Jun 19 - Just one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are at prices likely to drive the emissions cuts needed to preserve life as we know it, the World Bank says.

Our businesses are catching on to sustainability

5 Jun 19 - Sustainability is now mainstream business in New Zealand, the Sustainable Business Council says.

Emitters choose to pay carbon fee to Govt

31 May 19 - More emitters this year are opting to pay the Government fee instead of surrendering carbon units, leaving the Government with a potential carbon deficit when it comes to meeting the country’s...

New guidelines, old loopholes in carbon accounting

15 May 19 - A major update on how countries measure greenhouse gas emissions has failed to address key weaknesses, particularly on bioenergy, campaigners say.

Tracking gas emissions just got easier

3 May 19 - Help is at hand for businesses and other organisations wanting to track their greenhouse gas emissions.

Transport mainly to blame as emissions rise

11 Apr 19 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are growing again, following the global trend.

Global CO2 levels highest for three million years

9 Apr 19 - German scientists have confirmed, once again, that carbon dioxide is reaching concentrations unprecedented on any human time scale, with CO2 levels in the atmosphere already higher than they have...


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