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Furious farmers should get with the programme

Friday - Political protests this week over fart taxes and water charges are at odds with research showing the agricultural sector knows it has to pay for its pollution.

PALMER PRESCRIPTION: Climate needs constitution

12 Sep 17 - If Sir Geoffrey Palmer had had his way, New Zealand would have already cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

THE COUNT: Gareth and Jacinda on the board

14 Aug 17 - Three leaders scored points last week in The Count - Carbon News’ tally of the number of times the leaders of political party’s mention climate change in their formal speeches and statements as they seek to become our next prime minister.

Graham's Globe must survive, says Labour

8 Aug 17 - Labour’s climate spokesperson says the work of the cross-party Globe group on climate change must continue, even if founder Kennedy Graham is out of Parliament.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, we’ve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy – and it’s Winston Peters.

CLIMATE BUDGET: We're not ready, says Bennett

28 Jul 17 - New Zealand isn’t ready for a climate budget, says climate minister Paula Bennett.

Net-zero worthy target, says cross-party group

13 Jul 17 - The pan-political Globe climate group says cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 is worth serious discussion.


Young Kiwi voices lead the climate change chorus

7 Jul 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Two political actions this week give us some hope that New Zealand might one day get the leadership it needs to survive and prosper in a carbon-constrained world.

Government snubs MP's climate change motion

29 Jun 17 - The Government is refusing to support a motion acknowledging that a third of the world’s population is now exposed to deadly heatwaves because of climate change.

MPs to get the heatwave message

Aupito William Sio

27 Jun 17 - Parliament will be asked tomorrow to note that up to a third of the world’s population is now exposed to deadly heatwaves as a result of climate change.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Officials look at pricing of agricultural emissions

4 May 17 - Officials are investigating whether a price should be put on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, despite the issue being specifically excluded from the current review of the Emissions Trading...

Bennett rules out farming and climate commission

18 Apr 17 - Climate minister Paula Bennett says carbon prices need to go higher, but she won’t be putting a price on agricultural emissions and she doesn’t think New Zealand needs a climate commission.

Upton gets job, but not everyone is pleased

18 Apr 17 - Simon Upton’s nomination to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has been confirmed by Parliament, but it wasn’t unanimous.

EDITORIAL: Today is D-day for the climate debate

13 Apr 17 - Today could see one of the most important debates Parliament has ever had – a special session on proposals to make New Zealand carbon-neutral by the second half of the century.

Parliament under carbon-neutral pressure

10 Apr 17 - Proposals for a carbon-neutral New Zealand will go before Parliament this week, as the nation's youth start to apply political pressure over the world they will inherit.

RMA changes get through Parliament - just

7 Apr 17 - The Government’s changes to the Resource Management Act scraped through Parliament last night.

Politicians go face-to-face with environment facts

6 Apr 17 - The state of New Zealand’s environment is on the agenda for the country’s politicians today.


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