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Govt moves on transport ahead of ClimCom report

Today 12:00pm - The Government is pre-empting likely criticism from the Climate Change Commission by today announcing a suite of policies tackling greenhouse gas emissions from transport.


Today 12:00pm - Testing of the country’s new carbon-auction regime continues today.


Wednesday - The country’s new carbon-auctioning regime is being put through its paces today and tomorrow with a simulated auction. The first real auction will be on March 17.


Tuesday - Simulated auctions of NZUs to test the new regime will be held tomorrow and on Thursday.

Help us make Marsden a renewables hub, says Z

11 Dec 20 - A major shareholder in New Zealand’s only oil refinery says it should be converted to producing renewable fuels.

WELLINGTON: Give us carbon credits for our wetlands

10 Dec 20 - A second regional authority is calling for non-forestry carbon sequestration like wetland restoration to earn carbon credits.

Climate tipping point threatens Australia and China

10 Dec 20 - The grasslands of northern China and Mongolia could be about to lurch into a climate tipping point, an irreversible sequence of heat and drought.

Brazil sets ‘indicative’ goal of carbon neutrality by 2060

10 Dec 20 - Brazil has announced it will aim for carbon neutrality by 2060, sparking anger among campaigners who say the pledge is meaningless and a deliberate distraction from president Jair Bolsonaro’s...

Z tells Govt how to cut transport emissions

9 Dec 20 - Z Energy is sticking with its dream of selling low-emissions biodiesel, albeit with an Australian product because its own production plant has been mothballed.

WELLINGTON: Should we hold 'em?

8 Dec 20 - Greater Wellington Regional Council will debate today whether it should sell millions of dollars worth of carbon credits or hold them and wait for prices to go higher.


4 Dec 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was at the heart of a row at international climate talks in Cancun.


3 Dec 20 - Ten years ago, former All Black captain Taine Randell was predicting that the Emissions Trading Scheme could deliver more money to Maori than entire Treaty of Waitangi envelope.

OPINION: Time to 'fess-up on our climate record

2 Dec 20 - Following today's planned climate emergency declaration, New Zealand will have to face up to the fact it has one of the worst climate records of industrialised nations.

Emergency means more action, business tells Govt

1 Dec 20 - Tomorrow’s expected declaration by Parliament of a climate emergency in New Zealand should see an immediate scaling-up of investment in climate change funding and policies, businesses are telling...

Carbon farming makes space for native forests

23 Nov 20 - One of New Zealand biggest carbon farmers say New Zealand can have its carbon cake and eat it too.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Border tariffs on Govt's to-do list

20 Nov 20 - Carbon tariffs at the border are on the Government's agenda this term to protect the country’s steel, aluminium and cement industries as they decarbonise.

Climate crisis finds ample answers in world’s trees

18 Nov 20 - The great climate change challenge should consider the world’s trees.

New fund helps businesses ditch coal and gas

12 Nov 20 - Businesses wanting to stop using coal and gas for heat can tap into a new $70 million fund.

Collins appoints new climate spokesperson

12 Nov 20 - Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith is National’s new climate spokesperson, replacing Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.

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