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Directors face climate liability, says report

Friday - New legal analysis shows that company directors in at least four Commonwealth countries must take action to address material climate risk or face legal and reputational risk.

OUR LAND: Trouble ahead ... but how much?

Thursday - Climate change will have long-term impacts on New Zealand’s land-based industries and biodiversity – but we don’t have enough information to predict what will happen.

OUR LAND: We're losing our best growing soils

Thursday - The Government is moving to protect New Zealand’s best growing soils in the wake of a report that shows they’re compacted, contaminated and being washed away at an alarming rate.

August date for public to have say on Shaw's ETS

18 Apr 18 - A new review of the Emissions Trading Scheme will be open for public consultation in August.

Govt announces body to steer climate transition

David Prentice

17 Apr 18 - The interim climate commission has just been announced.

Waste food could fuel emissions cuts. says report

17 Apr 18 - New Zealand could slice thousands of tonnes off its greenhouse gas emissions by turning industrial food waste into fertiliser and energy, says a new report.

We can do net-zero by 2050, says Prodcom

16 Apr 18 - New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Productivity Commission says.


Emissions trimmed, but that's not the full story

13 Apr 18 - Increased hydro-electricity generation and a 1.5 million fall in the national sheep flock has led to a slight fall in New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Government acts to block offshore exploration

12 Apr 18 - The drive to decarbonise New Zealand’s energy production has taken a step forward with the Government’s announcement that there will be no new offshore oil exploration.

If we're serious about change, we must break the chains of economic growth, says think tank

6 Apr 18 - An end to economic growth must be considered a distinct possibility if New Zealand is to decarbonise, the Government has been told.

Act now, says report, or watch carbon price rocket

4 Apr 18 - Carbon prices could hit $145 a tonne by 2050 if New Zealand delays decarbonising the economy, a new report warns.

PARKER POWER: The key is bringing it all together

3 Apr 18 - Environment minister David Parker says if you want to get his measure, look at the America’s Cup deal he’s just done.

Here's why we need a carbon price cap of $100

Dr Roger Blakeley

29 Mar 18 - An immediate carbon price cap of $100 a tonne and a $25 price floor is needed if New Zealand is to be carbon-neutral by 2050, says former Environment Secretary Dr Roger Blakeley.

The wood world's talking about the Jones boy

22 Mar 18 - The wood industry is in love with its new forestry minister.

Oil explorer wants credits for carbon capture

21 Mar 18 - New Zealand’s largest oil and gas exploration company wants carbon credits for capturing and storing emissions from fossil fuel production – and says it’s viable at a carbon price of just $18 a tonne.

Ten years on, we're back where we began

19 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

Cabinet talks turning off fossil fuels taps

19 Mar 18 - The Government is looking at ending oil and gas exploration.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

19 Mar 18 - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay...

It happened 10 years ago ...

19 Mar 18 - … the Government was getting ready to plead New Zealand’s case to allow the owners of pre-1990 forests to clear them without facing a carbon penalty, BP was warning against introducing a compulsory...


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