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Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

Friday - 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, instead of claiming a leadership­ position in the global debate, is shut out on the sidelines.

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 (https://cop23.unfccc.int/) in UN jargon (or COP23 for short), starts on 6 November – and for once it may have an unusual spring in its step.

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.

Climatecoin lines up the carbon markets

9 Oct 17 - Blockchain – the technology developed by cryptocurrency pioneer Bitcoin to knock financial intermediaries out of transactions – has the carbon markets in its sights.

EDITORIAL: It's about more than politics

29 Sep 17 - The next three years are more than an electoral cycle; they make up the period that could determine – quite literally – what sort of world we live in. And that’s what should be on the minds of...

THE COUNT: English stays silent on climate

18 Sep 17 - With less than one week left in the election campaign, Prime Minister Bill English has yet to mention climate change in any of his formal speeches or statements.

EDITORIAL: Honestly, it just doesn't make sense

25 Aug 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | A plan to lift the speed limit on some roads to 110 kilometres an hour is the latest example of New Zealand’s lack of joined-up thinking on climate change.

Nutrition will suffer as warming affects diet

11 Aug 17 - By 2050, heat waves, floods and other climate change effects won’t be the only worry. There’s also the evidence that warming affects diet.

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.

Soil scientists back putting carbon in the ground

23 Jun 17 - Carbon sequestration in soil has the potential to enhance food security and mitigate climate change, says an international team of soil experts.

Food industry is cooking the planet

29 May 17 - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.


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