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New power group takes aim at finance system

Tuesday - Key companies and government officials are joining forces to prepare New Zealand’s financial system for the low-carbon economy.

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.

PM ticks off leaders over Paris pact inaction

27 Sep 18 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told world leaders they will have to compromise their country’s positions if the Paris Agreement is to come into force.

PM PLEADS CLIMATE CASE FOR PACIFIC

25 Sep 18 - Pacific people have a right to keep their maritime zones – even if their islands are gone, New Zealand has told the United Nations.

NZ backs Pacific call for UN to do more

6 Sep 18 - New Zealand is backing other Pacific nations calling for the United Nations to up its game over the security threats posed by climate change.

OPINION: Good intentions are not enough

23 Aug 18 - By GREG CAMPBELL | When 60 chief executives of large New Zealand companies recently committed to a transition to a low- emissions economy, some environmentalists were wary.

Cheap-credits companies might face crackdown

22 Aug 18 - The Government might crack down on companies using cheap credits to cover their carbon liabilities while banking or selling credits given to them by taxpayers.


No floor, but expect early action on carbon prices

14 Aug 18 - The Government might intervene in the market to lift carbon prices before 2020, but it has no plan to introduce a price floor.

STATS SHOW: Shaw about to change the story

31 Jul 18 - Green Party co-leader James Shaw might be the climate minister, but it’s in his statistics portfolio that he is about to change everything.

Big investors call for low-carbon roadmap

25 Jul 18 - New Zealand and Australian investors with $10 trillion worth of assets are calling for a suite of policies to direct finance into the low-carbon economy.

OPINION: If energy grew on trees

20 Jun 18 - By JONATHAN McKEOWN | It is always refreshing when structures and processes work as they were designed to. It’s an absolute triumph when it involves the public sector, an industry body and business.

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.

NZ gets pat on the back in Bonn

7 May 18 - New Zealand’s promise to be carbon-neutral by 2050 has earned it a rare positive mention in dispatches from Climate Action Tracker.

Bonn meeting to sort out Paris pact

30 Apr 18 - A meeting to hammer out the “operating manual” for the Paris Agreement starts in Bonn today.

MEMO BUSINESS: Ignore carbon liability at our peril

10 Apr 18 - Businesses ignore carbon liability at the country’s peril, an international investment organisation is warning.

Plastic pollution has now spread to rivers

13 Mar 18 - Microplastics are contaminating rivers as well as the ocean, say scientists.

Climate change and storms our greatest threats

14 Feb 18 - Climate change and related impacts like intense storms are now the greatest threats the world faces.

Why now's the time for businesses to cost carbon

13 Feb 18 - Businesses are being told to price carbon into their forecasts now – regardless of whether they currently face a carbon price.

FAIL MARK: Environmentally, NZ has got it wrong

8 Feb 18 - New Zealand is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to exceeding planetary boundaries, new research shows.


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