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New power group takes aim at finance system

Tuesday - Key companies and government officials are joining forces to prepare New Zealand’s financial system for the low-carbon economy.

We're using more fossil fuels, says energy report

Friday - New Zealand’s consumption of fossil fuels is climbing, new figures show.

Recycle grant helps firm to take back products

Friday - An Auckland company which promises to take back its products has won a Government grant to help it to recycle.

Air pollution growing threat, says new report

Thursday - Air pollution from vehicles and woodfires is affecting the climate and threatens the health of New Zealanders, a new report shows.

Big Gas wants exploration ban put on hold

17 Oct 18 - Five of the country’s biggest users of natural gas want the Government’s ban on exploration for new reserves put on hold while a “detailed” assessment of the role of gas is carried out.

TRIBUTE: Climate-change pioneer Bernard Forde

Dr Bernard Forde

16 Oct 18 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Today is the funeral of a man who pushed, to the best of his scientific and political ability, to get action on 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.

$840 MILLION: What climate change has cost us

11 Oct 18 - Climate change has cost New Zealand at least $840 million over the past decade – prompting warnings at a business conference that adaptation to now-unavoidable impacts could cost more than cutting...

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.

NEW NATS: We're getting the climate message

Scott Simpson

10 Oct 18 - The National Party says it’s going through a “metamorphosis” on climate change – and it appears to include accepting that the way New Zealand uses its land is going to change.

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...

Minerals sector puts case for use of public land

Chris Baker

9 Oct 18 - Many of the minerals required for the low-carbon economy are on public conservation land in New Zealand, the minerals sector says.

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.

Public backs Govt's long-term climate strategy

4 Oct 18 - The Government’s plans to lock climate policy into long-term legislation – and to include all methane – has overwhelming public support.

MONDAY'S MESSAGE: Quite simply, it's up to us

3 Oct 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | One of the most important scientific papers ever produced will be released on Monday, and the ramifications for New Zealand could be huge.

Regional energy leaders to talk transition

2 Oct 18 - Political and energy sector leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will converge in Wellington later this month to talk about the implications on the region’s energy systems of the low-carbon...


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