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NZ misses NDC report deadline

Today 11:30am - New Zealand has missed the cutoff date to submit an updated Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations to be included in a synthesis report ahead of the COP26 meeting.

Genesis tilts towards renewables as it takes carbon hit

Today 11:30am - Genesis Energy has announced a partnership with Tilt Renewables for a new wind farm in Northland on the same day as news breaks of the electricity and gas company taking a $53 million one-off hit on its earnings as a result of a dispute over liability for carbon emissions.

10 YEARS AGO...

Today 11:30am - Ten years ago, government officials were reporting that emitters had responded well to the first round of returns under the ETS.

WORTH NOTING...

Today 11:30am - The Environmental Defence Society Annual Conference, kicks off on Wednesday at the Christchurch Town Hall.

Greens join call for global Green New Deal

Friday - Green Party co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw are among a small group of politicians from around the world calling for a transformation of the global financial systems and massive public investment in new green infrastructure.

The largest flood flow ever measured

Friday - NIWA media release - Flood flows on the Buller River this month were the largest of any river in Aotearoa New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - The final of the EECA and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) webinars focusing on the sectors represented in the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ is on today between 12 noon - 1pm. This week it's the agriculture sector under the spotlight.


10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the then UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon officially started the one-year countdown clock for the following year's Olympic Games in London - dedicated to the goal of sustainability.

Hydrogen makes business but not environmental sense: Krumdieck

Thursday - Shareholder profit rather than environmental sustainability is behind talk of using electricity currently powering the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to produce hydrogen, professor of mechanical...

New centre for sustainable finance launched

Thursday - Media Release - Toitû Tahua, the Centre for Sustainable Finance, was launched today to implement the Sustainable Finance Forum’s 2030 roadmap for a sustainable financial system.

Aggressive marketing drives popularity of utes

Thursday - The Conversation: “Explore your inner beast.” That was the slogan used last year to sell the Ford Ranger. At 2.4 tonnes, that’s a lot of “light” truck, but the stakes are rising. This year, the 3.5...

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - The final of the EECA and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) webinars focusing on the sectors represented in the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ is on tomorrow, 12 noon - 1pm. This week it's the...

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, climate change denier Viscount Christopher Monckton announced he had sold out a talk at the Northern Club in Auckland.

Scientists back matauranga Maori's role in climate research

Wednesday - Matauranga Maori (traditional Maori knowledge) has a vital part to play in finding solutions to a myriad of urgent problems - including climate change - according to the New Zealand Association of...

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - If you're in Auckland this afternoon you can meet the people behind the Climate Venture Capital Fund, which aims to invest in low emissions technology.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, Business NZ released a report advising against integrating the Australian and New Zealand carbon markets.

ACC to appoint climate fund manager

350 Aotearoa ACC protest illustration

27 Jul 21 - ACC is advertising for a manager for its Climate Change Impact Fund, which it says will, over time, have between $50 million to $100 million to invest.

Mussel shells could filter NZ waterways

27 Jul 21 - Waste mussel shells could become a low-tech, natural tool to filter pollutants from New Zealand waterways if field testing by University of Canterbury engineers proves successful.

WORTH NOTING...

27 Jul 21 - If you're in Auckland tomorrow afternoon you can meet the people behind the Climate Venture Capital Fund, which aims to invest in low emissions technology.


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