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Thursday - THE ENVIRONMENT Committee reports back on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amentment Bill today.

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Wednesday - WAIKATO University’s two-day New Zealand Economics Forum, on finding the right policies for the post-covid world, opens today.

Get rid of coal by 2030, Guterres tells nations

Wednesday - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on wealthy nations to end coal use by 2030 so the world can meet its goals to curb global warming, urging G7 nations to make that commitment before or at a leaders' summit in June.

Lower rates if you're sustainable, says bank

Tuesday - The BNZ has signalled today that businesses taking their environmental footprint seriously can expect to pay a lower interest rate on their loans.

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Tuesday - The Environment Committee continues debating the Climate Change Response (Auction Amendment) Bill behind closed doors today.

Teens take their climate crisis plea to court

Tuesday - Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun are in Australian court today to launch what they hope will prove to be a landmark case – one that establishes the federal government’s duty of care in protecting future generations from a worsening climate crisis.

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1 Mar 21 - Parliament’s Environment Committee discusses the Climate Change Response (Auction Amendment) Bill today and tomorrow and will report back on Thursday.


Climate pledges a long way from 1.5deg, UN warns

1 Mar 21 - Updated plans to reduce emissions barely make a dent in the huge cuts needed to meet global climate goals and the United Nations is calling for redoubled efforts.

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26 Feb 21 - Submissions on the Water Services Bill close on Tuesday.

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25 Feb 21 - The Climate Change Commission is among a host of Government agencies appearing before MPs for annual reviews today.

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24 Feb 21 - Otago Regional Council meets today and Parliament sits today and tomorrow.

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23 Feb 21 - The Environment Select Committee starts hearing submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill today.

Questions over Samoa flood defence project

22 Feb 21 - Flood walls in Samoa financed by the UN’s flagship climate fund are inadequate and could put people in danger, experts warn.

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22 Feb 21 - The Environment Select Committee considers the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill tomorrow. Submissions closed yesterday.

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19 Feb 21 - Submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price Amendment) Bill close on Sunday.

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18 Feb 21 - The Climate Change Commission and the Schools Strike 4 Climate group get together at lunchtime today to discuss young people’s involvement in fighting climate change.

Hopes new WTO boss can calm carbon tensions

17 Feb 21 - New World Trade Organisation head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala brings an awareness of climate issues to the UN trade body, where member states are set to clash over carbon border taxes.

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17 Feb 21 - Parliament sits today and tomorrow, with the Environment Committee discussing the Climate Change Response (Auction Price Amendment) Bill tomorrow.

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16 Feb 21 - Parliament sits today, tomorrow and on Thursday, with the Environment Committee discussing the Climate Change Response (Auction Price Amendment) Bill on Thursday.


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