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History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

SIMON SAYS: We'll work for sensible solutions

Friday - The National Party says it will work with the Government to establish a climate change commission.

Trust ticks off benefits of higher carbon prices

Thursday - Carbon prices of $50 to $350 a tonne by 2020 will drive investments in low-emissions development of Maori land, creating jobs and alleviating poverty along the way, the Government is being told.

Exempting methane won't change our obligations

Wednesday - Exempting methane from New Zealand’s 2050 emissions-reduction target will not stop the country being held liable for it under international rules.

Shaw invites Nats to work on Zero Carbon Act

James Shaw

12 Jun 18 - Climate minister James Shaw has invited the National Party to help him to draft the Zero Carbon Act.

Climate stand gives us trade edge, says Shaw

Emmanuel Macron

8 Jun 18 - New Zealand's tougher stand on climate change is already paying dividends, earning the country support for a free-trade agreement with Europe, says climate minister James Shaw.

Carbon Bill provides certainty for fuels chief

Mike Bennetts

8 Jun 18 - The Zero Carbon Bill gives the certainty that has been lacking to tackle one of the biggest problems facing business, says Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts.

Government hears of $800 carbon price possibility

7 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of more than $800 a tonne will be needed if New Zealand doesn’t tackle greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the Government has been told.

ICCC to probe impact of oil and gas exploration

6 Jun 18 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will investigate the impact of further oil and gas exploration on New Zealand’s emissions reduction targets.

Methane is a different beast, say scientists

5 Jun 18 - Methane – a gas causing New Zealand major headaches as it tries to cut its emissions - should be treated differently from other greenhouse gases, scientists say.

Companies call on governments to act

5 Jun 18 - Companies with nearly $37 trillion under investment are calling on the world’s governments to step up action on climate change to meet the Paris Agreement targets.

Ministry seeks waste mountain solution

1 Jun 18 - A taskforce is being set up to look at how to deal with a growing mountain of recyclable waste for which New Zealand is struggling to find a market.

Sea-level rise will cost councils billions of dollars

Dave Cull

30 May 18 - Local authorities face at least $4 billion worth of infrastructure damage if sea-levels rise 1.5 metres, Local Government New Zealand is warning.

Shaw set to talk carbon markets in China

29 May 18 - Climate minister James Shaw is to visit the world’s largest carbon market – China.

Govt hears of pitfalls in property damage payouts

25 May 18 - New Zealanders’ expectation of insurance payouts for property affected by the impact of climate change is stopping them from taking action to prevent it, the Government has been told.

EU trade deal could include carbon trading

24 May 18 - Linking New Zealand’s carbon market to the European Emissions Trading Scheme could be part of a new free-trade deal.

Stop reacting and start planning, says report

24 May 18 - Climate change adaptation must be part of the Climate Change Commission’s agenda, says a new government report calling for strong action.

How dry rivers can add to carbon emissions

24 May 18 - Dry rivers can emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide when water starts to flow, new research shows.

Policy makers dragging the chain, say scientists

23 May 18 - An increasing number of reports are identifying limiting global warming to 1.5deg as critical for the future of humans and nature.

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