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High carbon prices threaten NZ's low-carbon drive, say miners

Thursday - Record-high carbon prices risk driving away the very companies New Zealand needs in its push to decarbonise the economy, the minerals sector says.

Energy companies keep right to sue states in private courts

Thursday - Negotiators have ruled out an overhaul of private courts that allow energy companies to sue national governments when climate change policies hurt their profits.

Melting Arctic needs new name to match reality

Thursday - Change in the far north is happening so fast that soon the Arctic won’t be arctic any more.

Mass migration set to increase as world warms

Wednesday - There is strong evidence that deteriorating environments caused by climate change are driving millions of people to resort to mass migration in their search for a better life, both within countries and across borders.

Govt confirms mandatory climate-risk reporting regime

Tuesday - New Zealand’s largest financial institutions and companies will be the first in the world to face mandatory disclosure of their climate risks.

OPINION: Now is the time for businesses to step up

Tuesday - While covid-19 wreaks havoc on economies, industries and businesses around the world, some challenges are equally as urgent and potentially as devastating.

Warming could pass 1.5deg before 2030, warns UN

Monday - Global temperatures could exceed the 1.5deg limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade, according to a World Meteorological Society report for the United Nations.

US wildfires could spark financial crisis

11 Sep 20 - The devastating wildfires now sweeping across the western United States are among the sparks from climate change that could ignite a financial crisis by damaging home values, state tourism and local...

Climate change, migration and a deadly disease

11 Sep 20 - For thousands of years, an unknown virus lingered quietly among the wild ruminants of South Africa.

Australia’s gas plans could use quarter of world’s carbon budget

11 Sep 20 - A push to develop Australia’s gas resources could jeopardise global efforts keep global warming to safe levels, eating up more than a quarter of the world’s remaining carbon budget, a new report...

CONSERVATION CRISIS: two reports bring bad news for wildlife

11 Sep 20 - International conservation organisation WWF says the world's populations of wildlife have fallen 68 per cent since 1978, and a leaked United Nations report shows that none of the 2020 biodiversity...

Gas exploration won't be rushed, Beach tells EPA

9 Sep 20 - Any gas discovery by Beach Energy off the North Otago coast next year could require a further two years’ work to plan and prepare an appraisal drilling programme to determine how to develop it, the...


9 Sep 20 - Dates for the Environmental Defence Society’s Climate Change and Business Conference have been changed.

Shorter lifespan of faster-growing trees will add to climate crisis, study finds

9 Sep 20 - Live fast, die young is a truism often applied to rock stars but could just as easily describe trees, according to new research. Trees that grow rapidly have a shorter lifespan, which could spell bad...

If business must disclose carbon debt, then so should we, says Shaw

8 Sep 20 - The Government is trying to find a way to calculate the cost of the country’s likely carbon debt – and is considering using revenue from the Emissions Trading Scheme to buy international carbon...

Smithfield going for carbon-negative

7 Sep 20 - The world's biggest pork producer is promising to be carbon-negative on its own emissions by 2030.

IPCC: the dirty tricks faced by scientists over three decades

7 Sep 20 - Thirty years ago, in a small Swedish city called Sundsvall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first major report.

Young activists go to court over climate change

7 Sep 20 - Six young Portuguese activists are taking a European human rights case against 33 countries in the latest legal effort to force governments to step up their fight against climate change.

Aviation emissions nearly doubled in two decades

7 Sep 20 - Flying is responsible for 3.5 per cent of global emissions, scientists say in new research.

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