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Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

Friday - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.

NZ signs up to cut methane and black carbon

Friday - New Zealand has signed up to a plan to cut methane and black carbon emissions from agriculture and waste.

Fonterra intends to get rid of coal ... later

Wednesday - Fonterra says it is turning its back on coal as part of a drive towards being carbon-neutral by 2050.

Down on the farm, data's in the driving seat

Wednesday - Last week, Fonterra’s environmental manager, FRANCESCA EGGLETON, told a gathering at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn how the world’s largest dairy producer is using data to reduce its environmental footprint.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

14 Nov 17 - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.

It's about to get a whole lot worse, say scientists

14 Nov 17 - The world has been given a stark warning by some of its leading scientists: there is much worse climate change on the way.

Livestock emissions must be cut, say scientists

13 Nov 17 - Livestock emissions will have to be cut if the world is to keep warming down to Paris Agreement levels, two top New Zealand scientists are warning.

MILLIONS ON MOVE: Climate victims need refugee status

13 Nov 17 - Since 2008, about 26 million people have been displaced each year due to natural disasters, says a troubling Oxfam report.

Contact Energy likes what it's doing with green bonds

10 Nov 17 - Contact Energy is getting a lot of attention for its pioneering green borrowing programme, certified by Climate Bonds Initiatives and launched in mid-August.

Fonterra to talk farming at Bonn climate talks

Francesca Eggleton

9 Nov 17 - Fonterra will strut its stuff tomorrow at international climate talks in Bonn.

Get behind Zero Carbon Act, Morgan tells Nats

8 Nov 17 - The National Party should offer cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act, providing the country with stable climate-change policy, says Gareth Morgan’s The Opportunities Party.

US now only country saying it won't be part of Paris Agreement

8 Nov 17 - Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world's final functioning state to do so.

Climate change brings truffles to Wales

8 Nov 17 - An expensive Mediterranean black truffle has been cultivated in the UK for the first time, the farthest north that the species has been found.

New Zealand's team in Bonn

7 Nov 17 - New Zealand will be represented at international climate negotiations by climate minister James Shaw and Pacific minister Aupito William Sio.

New Zealand feeling the impacts of the hot year - scientist

7 Nov 17 - Evidence that this year will be one of the hottest on record is alarming, says one of New Zealand’s leading climate experts.

This year one of three hottest on record - WMO

7 Nov 17 - The World Meteorological Organisation says 2017 is among the three warmest years recorded, with human wellbeing facing mounting risks.

Report: oil refineries will close as world decarbonises

7 Nov 17 - A quarter of global oil-refining capacity could become unviable and be forced to close by 2035 as a swelling tide of climate regulations and rapid advances in clean technologies cut oil demand, a new...

The other China that wants to lead on climate change

6 Nov 17 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE | As international delegations descend on Bonn for the November 6-17 annual global climate change summit, spare a thought for the other country that calls itself China but,...

UN climate summit means business

6 Nov 17 - This year’s annual UN climate summit, the twenty-third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( in UN jargon (or COP23 for...

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