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Airlines granted huge emissions reprieve by UN compromise

Friday - The United Nations' aviation emissions offsetting scheme will not take 2020 into account when calculating how much airlines have to pay to neutralise their carbon dioxide output - a move environmental groups say makes a mockery of climate policy.

Parker has trade pact proposal, will travel

David Parker

25 Jun 20 - New Zealand will take the proposed ground-breaking Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability to the table in trade talks with the United Kingdom.

Australian academics call for survival strategy

Prof John Hewson

1 Apr 20 - A group of Australian scientists, business leaders, public servants and academics is calling for nations to work together to develop a strategy for humans to survive climate change, pandemics and other looming threats.

Past failures put pressure on emissions deadlines

5 Mar 20 - Global failure to address climate change a decade ago means emissions must now drop at 7 per cent a year to meet the Paris Agreement, prompting scientists to call for the world to switch into crisis mode.

Carbon pricing role crucial, say experts

18 Feb 20 - Carbon pricing is emerging as central to international climate negotiations, the Mercator Climate Institute says.

NICK SMITH: How National's ETS did the job

Nick Smith

31 Jan 20 - National MP and former climate minister Nick Smith says his Emissions Trading Scheme has seen New Zealand out-perform Australia on emissions reduction.

Switzerland signs up to NZ trade treaty

28 Jan 20 - Switzerland is joining the New Zealand-initiated trade agreement on climate change.


Shaw criticises 'handful of countries'

17 Dec 19 - Climate minister James Shaw says a handful of countries are preventing the settling of rules governing global carbon markets.

Kyoto credits threaten Paris Agreement

13 Dec 19 - Allowing countries to carry Kyoto credits forward could effectively kill the Paris Agreement, negotiators are being told.

Shaw expects late move on carbon trading

12 Dec 19 - Any breakthrough in talks over rules governing international carbon trading is likely to come at the last minute, says climate minister James Shaw.

PLEASE EXPLAIN: NZ faces grilling at Madrid meet

9 Dec 19 - New Zealand faces up to the world in Madrid today to explain how it is meeting its emissions reduction targets despite a 23 per cent rise in gross emissions and 65 per cent rise in net emissions...

EDITORIAL: Right road, but the slow road

29 Nov 19 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | It must be tempting, if you’re in the New Zealand delegation at climate talks in Madrid next week, to rest on your laurels, take the pats on the back, bask in the...

Parker opens green door with Costa Rica

David Parker

7 Nov 19 - Trade and environment minister David Parker has met with his counterpart from Costa Rica in China this week as the two countries move towards a climate trade agreement.

FACT CHECK: Is that right, Paula?

Paula Bennett

29 Oct 19 - National Party deputy leader and former climate minister Paula Bennett says when it was in power, her party stabilised greenhouse gas emissions, while under this Government they will keep rising...

EDITORIAL: Uncomfortable is coming, ready or not

Photo Credit: Matt Sharpe photo

7 Oct 19 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Protests like the one that has closed off some Wellington streets today and is preventing staff from a major government department from getting to work make some people...

Ardern sets up climate-change trade deal

26 Sep 19 - New Zealand is one of five countries bringing climate change into a trade deal.

ARDERN'S GLOBAL INVITE: Let's trade strengths

24 Sep 19 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told the world New Zealand wants climate change included in trade deals and global co-operation on carbon pricing.

Ardern in star turn at UN climate summit

23 Sep 19 - New Zealand will again take centre stage at international climate talks in New York, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern giving a keynote speech in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

23 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, world leaders gathered in New York for the annual United Nations climate summit failed to offer commitments to bold solutions for climate change.


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