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Auckland leading the charge for city carbon taxes

Today 10:30am - If Auckland Council adopts a proposal by mayor Phil Goff for a "Climate Action Targeted Rate" it will become one of the first cities in the world with a carbon tax.


Today 10:30am - Ten years ago, the price of carbon was spiralling downwards in Europe. The price of a tonne of carbon in Europe was just NZ$9.30 compared to NZ$11 in New Zealand.


Today 10:30am - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

ETS auction clears at $68

Wednesday - THE final NZ ETS auction of the year cleared at a price of $68 today.

Luxon's climate change credentials

Wednesday - The new leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, touted his climate change credentials in his maiden speech.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, scientists were warning that toxic cadmium levels, soil compaction and carbon loss were looming as major problems for farming.


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

Where to now for the price of carbon?

Tuesday - In contrast to some offshore markets where carbon prices have surged to all time highs following COP26, in New Zealand they’ve plateaued at around $65.

James Shaw's response to Newsweek article

Tuesday - Climate change minister James Shaw has responded to a Newsweek ranking that placed New Zealand 16th on a list of the 20 least ambitious countries in tackling the climate crises.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Business New Zealand and The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development merged to form the Sustainable Business Council.


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

Tightening NZU supply one of the strongest options for cutting emissions: Cabinet paper

Monday - “A clearly-signalled and well-paced tightening” of the supply of NZUs is one of the strongest options available for cutting New Zealand’s emissions, according to a recently released Cabinet paper.

Newsweek ranks New Zealand among the 20 least ambitious countries on climate

Monday - New Zealand has been ranked 16th worst – one place above Saudi Arabia – in a list of the 20 least ambitious countries on climate published by Newsweek yesterday.


Monday - Ten years ago, Fonterra announced it was forcing all its farmers to fence their streams. However, fresh water ecologist Mike Joy questioned the effectiveness of the ban that allowed farmers to leave...


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

MBIE seeks feedback on making the display of clean vehicle information compulsory

26 Nov 21 - A consultation document outlining four options for how Clean Vehicle information should be displayed to consumers was released by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) yesterday.

Housing group takes out top prize at Sustainable Business Awards

26 Nov 21 - Community Finance – a collaboration between philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, community housing provides and the Ministry for Housing – received the supreme award at the Sustainable...


26 Nov 21 - Ten years ago, the Australian government announced that any decisions about the development of seam coal gas or large scale mining operations would be based on rigorous science.


26 Nov 21 - It's now or never, if you want to have the Taking responsibility for our waste - consultation document. Submissions close today.

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Our seas are sizzling again: Niwa

Wednesday - Media Release - Coastal sea temperatures around Aotearoa New Zealand have risen...

Hamilton's emissions up

Wednesday - Media Release - A Hamilton City Council report has revealed that operational...

New Zealand's first hydrogen truck unveiled

Tuesday - Media Release - New Zealand’s first hydrogen-electric truck, Hyundai’s XCIENT...

Tourism industry challenge to cut carbon

Tuesday - Media Release - Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry is being challenged to...

NZ Super Fund ranked among the world’s most responsible asset allocators

Tuesday - Media Release - The NZ Super Fund has once again been named a world leader in a...

Emissions Reduction Plan falls well short: Wise Response Society

Monday - The overall emissions budget proposed by the Ministry for the Environment is...

Fish & Game supports calls for forestry re-focus

26 Nov 21 - Media Release - Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the...

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