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Scientists see new energy value in our forests

Today 10:00am - Forestry’s value to New Zealand’s climate change effort is not in carbon storage but in powering the low-carbon economy, says our leading forest research institute.

Shipowners could face tougher emissions rules

8 Nov 18 - Ships operating in New Zealand might soon be liable to tough new rules on air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Oil and gas exploration ban becomes law

8 Nov 18 - New oil and gas exploration is now banned from New Zealand’s waters and from most of its land.

Exploration ban close to becoming law

5 Nov 18 - The Government’s partial ban on new oil and gas exploration could become law this week.

You're dreaming, business lobby tells Govt

2 Nov 18 - Business New Zealand doesn’t support any of the Government’s proposed 2050 emissions reduction targets, saying they are based on wishful thinking and magic.

Don't do a Rogernomics, warns enviro chief

Vicky Robertson

30 Oct 18 - Decarbonising the New Zealand economy cannot be a repeat of Rogernomics, says Environment Secretary Vicky Robertson.

Exploration ban sound signal, says forum chair

Matt Whineray

26 Oct 18 - Changes to the Crown Minerals Act that will see most new oil and gas exploration banned are the type of signals businesses need, says one of the people heading a ground-breaking finance sector project.


Group wants climate action to save native species

25 Oct 18 - Tougher resource management rules and incentives to store carbon in native forests are among just-released recommendations to protect New Zealand’s native species from climate change.

Few of our councillors vote electric for mayoral motor

15 Oct 18 - The nation’s mayors might on the front line for dealing with the impacts of climate change, but that doesn’t mean they’re going carbon-neutral in their choice of mayoral car.

At last, we're beginning to talk like grown-ups

12 Oct 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Depending on your viewpoint, the world moved closer to – or further away from – climate destruction this week.

Why 6 per cent a year should get the job done

10 Oct 18 - Cutting global emissions by 6 per cent a year should keep warming to no more than 1.5deg, one of New Zealand’s top mathematicians has calculated.

Government backs cuts to reach 1.5deg

9 Oct 18 - The Government backs emissions cuts in line with keeping global warming to no more than 1.5deg, and says negotiations with the National Party for cross-party agreement on climate policy are going...

IPCC: Farming and tourism put on notice

8 Oct 18 - The International Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5deg report delivers a wake-up call for two of New Zealand’s biggest industries – agriculture and tourism.

IPCC: Reaching 1.5deg is no easy task

8 Oct 18 - Keeping global warming to no more than 1.5deg is possible and sensible, but it will not be easy, the International Panel on Climate Change says.

Unions put case for place in low-carbon economy

5 Oct 18 - Unions will put the Government on notice today over what they think a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy actually means.

PRODCOM 4: Farewell to fossil fuels

4 Sep 18 - Fossil fuels should be consigned to history, the Productivity Commission says.

Fuel from wood great energy option, say scientists

29 Aug 18 - Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest-carbon energy options for New Zealand, Scion says.

Growth fund should back biofuel, says jet group

27 Aug 18 - The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund should be backing production in New Zealand of biofuel, says one of the players in a biojet consortium.

Act or face financial crisis, warns leading banker

Adrian Orr

13 Jul 18 - New central bank head Adrian Orr is warning of financial crisis and mass social unrest if the world doesn’t urgently address climate change.


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