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Global carbon markets in the spotlight

Today 11:00am - Rules governing the development of international carbon markets will be top of the agenda at international climate talks this week.

Our businesses are catching on to sustainability

5 Jun 19 - Sustainability is now mainstream business in New Zealand, the Sustainable Business Council says.

Climate-wise Smith warns of blind commitment

22 May 19 - New Zealandís political elder statesman on climate change is warning of a potential gilets jeune-style backlash against the costs of climate action.

NZ drives global nature-first campaign

20 May 19 - New Zealand is leading a push to use nature to avert a climate catastrophe.

UN chief pushes case for carbon taxes

Antonio Guterres and Climate Minister James Shaw

14 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says income taxes should be replaced with carbon taxes.

Investment firms issue climate warnings

13 May 19 - Two major financial companies are issuing warnings to investors over climate change.

Climate effort gets thumbs-up from UN chief

13 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is praising New Zealandís efforts on climate change.

NZ call for climate emergency as UN report hits

7 May 19 - New Zealand is being asked to declare a climate emergency just as the world is again reminded of the precarious state of the planet.

Transport mainly to blame as emissions rise

11 Apr 19 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions are growing again, following the global trend.

Harrison our new voice on world climate stage

10 Apr 19 - New Zealand has a new Climate Change Ambassador.

Hydrogen has a place, says new Clark group

Kathy Errington

4 Apr 19 - Hydrogen fuel could replace the Huntly coal and gas-fired power station to give New Zealand a totally renewable electricity generation system, the Helen Clark Foundation says in its first foray into...

CLIMATE CHAMPION: My struggle with the future

13 Mar 19 - Atmospheric physicist Professor James Renwick is struggling with the idea that the world might really delay action on climate change to the point of disaster.

OPINION: Wise words for the schoolkids

13 Mar 19 - This Fridayís strike by school students calling for action on climate change has the support of some of our wisest citizens. Wise Response Society secretary DUGALD MACTAVISH explains why.

EDITORIAL: We must 'believe' the facts

8 Mar 19 - New Zealand's mayors have been asked whether they believe humans are causing the climate to change.

Govt must show the way, says planning chief

30 Jan 19 - The head of the Planning Institute says the Government needs to step up and show the way for communities to plan for the impacts of climate change.

Climate watchdog calls on NZ to show the way

3 Dec 18 - New Zealand is on a list of countries being called on to cut emissions as an example to the world.

EDITORIAL: New UN report drops a bomb

28 Nov 18 - A report out today saying that global emissions are rising again because of economic growth should be the bomb needed to blast us out of our self-congratulatory complacency.

Emissions failure will hurt farmers, says Fonterra

31 Oct 18 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the worldís largest milk-producer is warning.

New power group takes aim at finance system

23 Oct 18 - Key companies and government officials are joining forces to prepare New Zealandís financial system for the low-carbon economy.

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