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Ngai Tahu targets a million native trees

Today 10:00am - Ngai Tahu is planting a million native trees and converting some of its farms to horticulture as part of its strategy to deal with climate change.

Banks face divestment pressure from councils

Monday - Banks can expect pressure from the country’s largest urban authorities to get their money out of fossil-fuel investment.

Act or face financial crisis, warns leading banker

Adrian Orr

Friday - New central bank head Adrian Orr is warning of financial crisis and mass social unrest if the world doesn’t urgently address climate change.

Farmers like the idea of opting in to ETS

Andrew Hoggard

Thursday - Farmers could be interested into opting into the Emissions Trading Scheme – if the settings are right.

Let farmers opt in to ETS, says regional council

11 Jul 18 - Farmers should be able to opt into the Emissions Trading Scheme so they can get credit for introducing climate-friendly practices, says the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Don't bet on the future of our cars being electric

27 Jun 18 - The future of low-emissions transport is not necessarily electric, car makers are telling the Government.

Government might aim for more carbon cuts

25 Jun 18 - The Government might increase New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.


Seaweed scientist wins global acclaim

Dr Wendy Nelson

22 Jun 18 - Research into farming seaweed as a way of storing carbon has earned a New Zealand scientist international recognition.

Our cities in the 30-year climate firing line

20 Jun 18 - New Zealanders are among the billions of city dwellers who will be hit by the impacts of climate change within three decades, a new report shows.

History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

18 Jun 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

SIMON SAYS: We'll work for sensible solutions

15 Jun 18 - The National Party says it will work with the Government to establish a climate change commission.

Trust ticks off benefits of higher carbon prices

14 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of $50 to $350 a tonne by 2020 will drive investments in low-emissions development of Maori land, creating jobs and alleviating poverty along the way, the Government is being told.

Exempting methane won't change our obligations

13 Jun 18 - Exempting methane from New Zealand’s 2050 emissions-reduction target will not stop the country being held liable for it under international rules.

Shaw invites Nats to work on Zero Carbon Act

James Shaw

12 Jun 18 - Climate minister James Shaw has invited the National Party to help him to draft the Zero Carbon Act.

Government hears of $800 carbon price possibility

7 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of more than $800 a tonne will be needed if New Zealand doesn’t tackle greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the Government has been told.

We could switch millions of hectares, say officials

5 Jun 18 - Two million hectares of New Zealand farmland could be switched from meat and dairy to more environmentally friendly horticulture, officials say.

Methane is a different beast, say scientists

5 Jun 18 - Methane – a gas causing New Zealand major headaches as it tries to cut its emissions - should be treated differently from other greenhouse gases, scientists say.

Northland iwi kicks off Billion Trees planting

31 May 18 - The first deal has been done under the Government’s Billion Trees programme.

Stop reacting and start planning, says report

24 May 18 - Climate change adaptation must be part of the Climate Change Commission’s agenda, says a new government report calling for strong action.


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