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Abandoned waste lands smelter company in court

Today 12:00pm - The Environmental Defence Society is taking the operator of the Bluff aluminium smelter – one of the country’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases - to court over waste dumped in the old paper mill at Mataura.

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Today 12:00pm - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Draw your hammer

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw is nailing his colours to the mast of the Climate Change Commission.

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Friday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

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Thursday - The Government's plan to whizz some covid-19 pandemic economic recovery projects through the resource consenting processing is expected to be passed today.

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Wednesday - Parliament is sitting under urgency today.

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30 Jun 20 - Parliament sits today, with the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill at number three on the order paper.


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29 Jun 20 - The Climate Change and Business Conference will go ahead this year.

Parker whips home third leg of climate trifecta

26 Jun 20 - The third leg of the Government’s climate change legislation trifecta came home this week.

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26 Jun 20 - The Carbon Market Institute holds a webinar today on participating in the Australian carbon market. OMFinancial’s head of commodities, Nigel Brunel, is one of the speakers.

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25 Jun 20 - Changes to the Resource Management Act requiring local councils to consider greenhouse gas emissions when granting resource consents are expected to be confirmed today.

Make climate-risk a must, urges Carr

Dr Rodd Carr

24 Jun 20 - The Climate Change Commission has again told the Government that assessing the climate impact of projects should be mandatory under a new fast-track consenting process.

Good job and well done, says ClimCom

24 Jun 20 - The Government’s determination to overhaul the Emissions Trading Scheme despite the covid-19 pandemic has won praise from the Climate Change Commission.

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24 Jun 20 - The Environment Select Committee continues hearing submissions today on the Government’s plans to fast-track some of its covid-19 pandemic recovery projects through the Resource Management Act.

No carbon-zero without new forests

Grant Dodson

23 Jun 20 - Government suggestions that it will limit forestry conversions to 40,000 hectares a year could prevent the country being carbon-neutral by 2050, forest owners says.

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23 Jun 20 - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s climate committee meets today, with ways of implementing the Regional Climate Emergency Plan on the agenda.

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22 Jun 20 - The Environment Select Committee meets today to discuss the Government’s covid-19 fast-tracked resource consent bill.

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19 Jun 20 - Sunday is the last day for submissions on the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Bill – to grant resource consent in months rather than the usual years for projects likely to help the...

Parliament does major job on ETS

17 Jun 20 - Parliament has passed major changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, bringing agricultural emissions into the scheme and, for the first time, setting a cap on emissions.


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