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Minister questions forest conversion claims

Tuesday - The Government denies large areas of productive farmland are being converted to forestry as the country tries to offset its greenhouse gas emissions.

'Catastrophic' bushfires sound alarm bells in NZ

Tuesday - Experts planning for increased fire risk in New Zealand as the planet warms are looking across the Tasman in alarm at “catastrophic” fire conditions.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, emerging carbon markets were being likened to the sub-prime mortgage market that led to the Global Financial Crisis.

Should we be tougher on carbon risk disclosure?

Monday - The Government is asking the public whether companies should be forced to disclose their carbon and climate risk.

New party backs emissions pricing

Vernon Tava

Monday - A new environment-based political party supports emissions pricing, wants the Climate Change Commission to set the methane reduction target, and says it would be reluctant to get rid of a ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration.


Monday - Ten years ago, energy companies Meridian and Contact were saying that a switch to electric vehicles would be worth $8.2 billion to the economy over 50 years.


Monday - Last week’s passing of the zero-carbon act doesn’t mean an end to climate-change-related rallies in Wellington.

That's the act done ... now on with the changes

James Shaw

Friday - The zero carbon act is law; bring on reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Upton wants more bite for environment reporting

Simon Upton

Friday - The Government should have to at least respond to official reports on the state of New Zealand’s environment and climate, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.


Friday - Ten years ago, the United States was giving up hope of negotiating a new global agreement in Copenhagen in late 2009.

MPs rubbish call on overseas emissions

David Seymour

Thursday - Parliament has roundly rejected an attempt to get overseas emission reductions given the same weight as New Zealand projects under new climate legislation.

Parker opens green door with Costa Rica

David Parker

Thursday - Trade and environment minister David Parker has met with his counterpart from Costa Rica in China this week as the two countries move towards a climate trade agreement.

Industry sees process heat alternatives

Thursday - New research shows how everything from wood to ultraviolet light and ultrasound can replace fossil-fuel-intensive heat sources in industrial processes.

Mission Methane will be run from our very own space base

Thursday - The Government is paying $26m for a ringside seat to an international space mission helping to tackle climate change.


Thursday - Ten years ago, EMA Northern chief executive Alastair Thompson was telling the Government to focus less on the politics of climate change and more on helping businesses to cut emissions.

Heat-waves hit company value

6 Nov 19 - Share values fall in heat-waves, markets are being warned.

NZ scientists back global climate statement

Professor Jim Renwick

6 Nov 19 - Leading New Zealand climate scientist Professor James Renwick says an 11,000-strong global statement by scientists warning of “untold suffering” as the climate changes should be taken seriously.


6 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, Fonterra was furious that the National Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme would cost the dairy co-operative $115 million in free carbon credits.

Kiwi company pushes one-click carbon offsetting

5 Nov 19 - CarbonClick plans to be as much of a disrupter for carbon offsetting as Xero has been for accounting.

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