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JAMES SHAW: A year of living hopefully

Today 12:00pm - Climate minister James Shaw arrives in Poland today for international climate negotiations. This time last year he was a brand-new minister, just three weeks into the job and announcing on the world stage that New Zealand would be carbon-neutral by 2050.

We must cut animal numbers, says new report

Friday - Another report has confirmed that New Zealand cannot meet its Paris Agreement commitments without reducing the number of farm animals – and says that carbon prices up to $80 a tonne are needed to do it.

We're not ready for droughts and rising seas

Thursday - New reports on drought and sea-level rise highlight New Zealand’s lack of preparation for the impacts of climate change.

Tarrant to head Green Investment Fund

Cecilia Tarrant

Wednesday - Angel investor and independent director Cecilia Tarrant is to head the Government’s $100 million Green Investment Fund.

NZ will take agriculture lead role at Katowice

4 Dec 18 - New Zealand will lead discussions at international climate talks in Poland on upping emissions reductions from farming.

We're on the move but dragging the doughnut

3 Dec 18 - New Zealand is one of three countries leading the charge to the new economy – but it’s got no right to call itself a developed country, says Doughnut Economics founder Kate Raworth.

Climate watchdog calls on NZ to show the way

3 Dec 18 - New Zealand is on a list of countries being called on to cut emissions as an example to the world.


ClimCom could make methane call, says Treasury

30 Nov 18 - Treasury has suggested the Government delay setting a 2050 emissions reduction target, saying giving the decision to the yet-to-be-established climate commission would allow more time to decide by...

We must farm fewer animals, say scientists

29 Nov 18 - A new science paper spelling out why animal agriculture will have to be severely curtailed if the Paris Agreement targets are to be met could have huge implications for New Zealand.

New round opens for Taranaki permits

29 Nov 18 - The process to issue new exploration permits in the last part of the country in which they are allowed is under way.

EDITORIAL: New UN report drops a bomb

28 Nov 18 - A report out today saying that global emissions are rising again because of economic growth should be the bomb needed to blast us out of our self-congratulatory complacency.

Hydrogen confuses Government, says National

28 Nov 18 - The National Party says the Government is “confused” over hydrogen technology and the use of natural gas.

Put food first and buy credits, says fertiliser firm

27 Nov 18 - New Zealand should keep producing food and buy international carbon credits to cover its greenhouse gas emissions, says fertiliser co-operative Ravensdown.

Campaigners take aim at NZ-owned banks

22 Nov 18 - Three New Zealand-owned banks are the new targets of anti-fossil-fuel campaigners.

Why the new economy needs a financing plan

21 Nov 18 - New Zealand needs an impact investment plan to push financing of the new economy, says a report out today.

Academics call for emergency action

20 Nov 18 - One hundred and fifty New Zealand academics calling for “emergency” action on climate change say economic growth has to stop.

Scientists see new energy value in our forests

19 Nov 18 - 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.

NZ scientists work on safer batteries

16 Nov 18 - New Zealand researchers have created a new plant-based electrolyte that could be the key to making safer and more environmentally friendly batteries.

Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

15 Nov 18 - Businesses will soon be able to price and trade carbon without the help of governments by using blockchain technology, says a social enterprise about to launch a new carbon platform.


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