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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.

OPINION: Kiwi consumers push sustainability

2 Feb 18 - New Zealand businesses that plan to wait for regulation before taking sustainability seriously are in for a rude awakening.

Doughnut economics? What Shaw's on about

30 Jan 18 - When British economist Kate Raworth wanted to show where she saw economics going, she picked up a pencil and drew two circles, one inside the other.

NZ and island nations pay climate fee on time

30 Jan 18 - New Zealand and five small states in the area are among the handful of countries that have paid this year’s dues to the United Nations’ climate change work.

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Carbon emissions running wild

22 Jan 18 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions blow-out continues unabashed, with net emissions expected to more than double by 2030, despite international pledges to cut them.

Policies will begin to bite down on the farm

22 Jan 18 - Government policies – including the Emissions Trading Scheme - are expected to start making a dent in New Zealand’s agricultural emissions over the next 12 years.

Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

17 Nov 17 - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.

This year one of three hottest on record - WMO

7 Nov 17 - The World Meteorological Organisation says 2017 is among the three warmest years recorded, with human wellbeing facing mounting risks.

The other China that wants to lead on climate change

6 Nov 17 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE | As international delegations descend on Bonn for the November 6-17 annual global climate change summit, spare a thought for the other country that calls itself China but,...

UN climate summit means business

6 Nov 17 - This year’s annual UN climate summit, the twenty-third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( in UN jargon (or COP23 for...

India readies for clashes with developed world at Bonn

6 Nov 17 - SEVERAL AREAS of unfinished business mean talks in Bonn could ignite as developing nations seek concessions from the industrialised world

Forests can bring 1.5deg Paris target closer

3 Nov 17 - Protecting the world’s forests could achieve a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed to meet the 1.5°C Paris target, scientists say.

Market forces can go further, faster and cheaper to cut emissions

3 Nov 17 - Government delegations gathering in Bonn for the start of annual UN climate talks on Monday need to ramp up efforts, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

Is China the leader UN climate talks need?

3 Nov 17 - china is more assertive than ever about its climate leadership ambitions, as 195 countries head to Bonn for the annual UN summit.

Emissions failure will hurt NZ farmers, warns Fonterra

31 Oct 17 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world’s largest milk-processor is warning.

NZ fires first COP23 shots in Fiji today

17 Oct 17 - Acting climate minister Paula Bennett will deliver New Zealand’s opening statement at the pre-COP climate talks in Fiji today.

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