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Light rail to take up to 12,000 cars off the road

Friday - THE government claims its transport plan for Auckland announced this morning – which includes light rail – will remove up to 13 car lanes: equivalent to taking 12,000 cars off the roads.

New democratic mechanisms needed to combat climate change: David Hall

New democratic mechanisms needed to combat climate change: David Hall

Friday - Dr David Hall, the author A Careful Revolution: Towards a Low-Emissions Future (BWB Texts), says if believers in democracy fail to come up with new political mechanisms to tackle climate change authoritarians and despots will fill the void.

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, Motu Research released a report saying a halving of the country's agricultural GHG emissions could result in a 500 million a year boost to the economy.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Investors urge government to support a global climate disclosure regime

Thursday - The Investor Group on Climate Change says the government should support the creation of a global reporting regime for climate risk disclosures.

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, a drop in the price of carbon was reported to be hitting the government's books. Treasury predictions of $105 million in revenue in 2013 looked like being out by a factor of two.

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.


Number of NZUs entering ETS could be cut

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Wednesday - The number of NZUs on offer could be reduced in the future to take account of the extra units entering the system through the cost containment reserve mechanism, climate change minister James Shaw...

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, the plummeting price of carbon saw foresters opting to hold on to their NZUs rather than selling them offshore (something that was still possible then.)

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

New Zealanders pessimistic about climate change

Tuesday - NEARLY eight out of ten New Zealanders believe the world is not doing enough to avoid damaging temperature rises.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Carbon News reported that international airlines were thinking of buying NZUs to offset their emissions.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Price of carbon up by 95% on this time last year

Monday - The price of NZUs on the spot market have almost doubled since this time last year from $38.40 to $74.95.

10 YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, the price of carbon was crashing internationally as a result of an oversupply in Europe and uncertainty over the future of the Kyoto Protocol. A tonne of carbon in Europe could be...

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

The Lorax is Rod Carr's pick for best climate change related fiction book of all time

24 Dec 21 - The Lorax by Dr Seuss is Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr's choice for the best fiction book relating to climate change in the inaugural Carbon News Climate Change Summer Reading list.

Happy holidays

24 Dec 21 - This is the final edition of Carbon News for the year. We'll be back on Monday 24 January. (And that's a cross section of a red cabbage put through a kaleidoscopic filter - courtesy of Twitter user...

Haiku writing IPCC co-author joins Climate Change Commission board

23 Dec 21 - Leading climate scientist and IPCC co-author Andy Reisinger is one of three new appointments to the Climate Change Commission board.


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Driverless, low emissions tractor in development

Friday - Media Release - A driverless tractor able to perform up to three tasks at once...

Greener burials uncovered by new Canterbury research

Thursday - Media Release - While many are striving to live in a more eco-friendly way, a...

Otari gets money to conserve native orchids

Wednesday - Media Release - Otari-Wiltons Bush has received a grant through Te Tahua Taiao...

Education and support needed for climate-concerned SMEs

Monday - Media Release - A new survey by business management platform, MYOB, has...

Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

23 Dec 21 - Media Release - The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty...

WCC seeks waste minimisation proposals

22 Dec 21 - Media Release - Expressions of Interest are now open for Wellington City...

Wellington councils draw down first green loans from Local Government Funding Agency

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington have become the...

Air New Zealand seeking innovators for next generation aircraft

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Air New Zealand wants to get a zero emissions aircraft in the...

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