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JAMES SHAW: A year of living hopefully

Monday - Climate minister James Shaw arrives in Poland today for international climate negotiations. This time last year he was a brand-new minister, just three weeks into the job and announcing on the world stage that New Zealand would be carbon-neutral by 2050.

We're not ready for droughts and rising seas

6 Dec 18 - New reports on drought and sea-level rise highlight New Zealand’s lack of preparation for the impacts of climate change.

ClimCom could make methane call, says Treasury

30 Nov 18 - Treasury has suggested the Government delay setting a 2050 emissions reduction target, saying giving the decision to the yet-to-be-established climate commission would allow more time to decide by how much methane emissions should be reduced.

We must farm fewer animals, say scientists

29 Nov 18 - A new science paper spelling out why animal agriculture will have to be severely curtailed if the Paris Agreement targets are to be met could have huge implications for New Zealand.

Academics call for emergency action

20 Nov 18 - One hundred and fifty New Zealand academics calling for “emergency” action on climate change say economic growth has to stop.

Nitrogen inhibitors could return to the farm

5 Nov 18 - Nitrogen inhibitors could be in use on New Zealand farms again by 2020, farmers say.

Group wants climate action to save native species

25 Oct 18 - Tougher resource management rules and incentives to store carbon in native forests are among just-released recommendations to protect New Zealand’s native species from climate change.


We're using more fossil fuels, says energy report

19 Oct 18 - New Zealand’s consumption of fossil fuels is climbing, new figures show.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scientists have high hopes for solar-flow battery

2 Oct 18 - Scientists in the United States and Saudi Arabia have harnessed the abilities of both a solar cell and a battery in one device - a "solar-flow battery" that soaks up sunlight and efficiently stores...

Multilateralism is the key, PM tells world

1 Oct 18 - The world must return to multilateralism if it is to combat climate change, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Make nature your business, urges academic

Eva Collins

28 Sep 18 - Companies are being told to take a hard look at what they can do for New Zealand’s struggling biodiversity – because it’s good for business.

OPINION: A dangerous political compromise

17 Sep 18 - By SIR ALAN MARK | After decades of sitting on our hands, the simple the act of commissioning an inquiry into becoming a low-carbon economy has been hugely positive on public perception.

Climate action-man puts new emissions option

14 Sep 18 - The man who got politicians from both sides of Parliament to agree on climate change says there might be a third option for dealing with New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.


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