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Hamilton's emissions up

Wednesday - Media Release - A Hamilton City Council report has revealed that operational emissions have risen compared to 2020 - a year that saw Covid-19 lockdowns cause a big drop in emissions.

Australia's emissions down but not by enough: Climate Council

Wednesday - THE RACE IS ON to respond to accelerating climate change with rapid and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions this decade, but the latest federal government data shows Australia’s pollution is only creeping down

Universal method to report carbon in buildings and infrastructure launched

Wednesday - An international coalition of construction experts has published the world’s first universal standard for reporting carbon dioxide emissions used in the building and lifecycle of structures – also known as ‘embodied and operational carbon’ within the industry.

A powerful and underappreciated ally in the climate crisis? Fungi

Wednesday - If we want to tackle the climate crisis, we need to address a global blindspot: the vast underground fungal networks that sequester carbon and sustain much of life on Earth.

New book tells 1,001 firsthand stories of climate change from around the world

Wednesday - ‘1,001 Voices on Climate Change’ aims to humanize the issue and inspire action

Think climate change is messy? Wait until geoengineering

Wednesday - Someone's bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate scientist Kate Ricke.

A way to reduce air pollution deaths as climate change mitigation goals are set

Wednesday - A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has found that it should be possible to dramatically reduce deaths due to air pollution over the coming decades if climate mitigation strategies are designed with short-term health improvements in mind.


$22-trillion time bomb’ ahead unless banks drop high-carbon investments: Moody’s

Tuesday - Financial institutions are facing a US$22-trillion time bomb due to their investments in carbon-intensive industries, Bloomberg News reports, citing a study last week by Moody’s Investment Services.

Asset owners have little impact in reducing carbon footprints of companies: report

Tuesday - The world’s largest stewards of capital are struggling to move the needle on companies’ carbon footprints and emissions reduction efforts, according to research conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute.

UN shipping body agrees voluntary measures to cut black carbon in the Arctic

Tuesday - Ship operators have been urged to switch to cleaner fuels in the Arctic, under a resolution to cut black carbon emissions at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last week.

Climate 'overwhelming' driver of Australian bushfires: study

Tuesday - Climate change is the "overwhelming factor" driving the country's ever-more intense bushfires, Australian government scientists believe -- directly contradicting claims by the country's political...

Experts, activists say health equity needs more emphasis in fight against climate change

Tuesday - Nearly three decades after the world first came together to address climate change, its impact on human health was a focus of talks this month in Glasgow, Scotland.

Is the climate crisis really on the WTO’s agenda?

Tuesday - Member states are pushing the climate crisis on the trade agenda at the upcoming Ministerial Conference in Geneva. But looking at the World Trade Organization’s track record, it could be too late...

Tourism industry challenge to cut carbon

Tuesday - Media Release - Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry is being challenged to lead the fight to reduce carbon emissions, with a major new initiative announced at Tourism Summit Aotearoa yesterday.

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 ranking of the responsible investing practices adopted by the world’s top sovereign wealth funds and government pension...

UN shipping talks fail to speed up faster carbon exit

Monday - Further shipping talks are scheduled for next year after delegates at a U.N. agency meeting that sought to speed up decarbonization of the sector failed to make progress, officials said on Friday.

Offsetting agricultural emissions through reforestation would cost Australian farmers 15% of farm profit

Monday - Offsetting agricultural emissions through reforestation would cost 15% of farm profits, new research suggests.

Film of polar bear eating reindeer seen as evidence of climate change

Monday - Rare footage of a polar bear chasing a reindeer into the water and killing it could be another stark indication of climate change.

The clean energy transitions enters hyperdrive

Monday - After decades in which governments and industry groups have often assumed that the shift to renewable energy will be a financial burden, economists and analysts are increasingly making a case that...


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