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Create global price for carbon: WTO boss

Wednesday - The director general of the World Trade Organisation has said that it should work together with other international bodies to develop a global price for carbon.

How trading CO2 could save the climate or not: BBC

Wednesday - For its proponents, a global carbon market could significantly reduce the world's carbon emissions. But its critics say that giving polluters the option to pay for their emissions is not the answer to climate change.

More than 99.9% of studies agree: Humans caused climate change

Wednesday - More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies.

The climate crisis is a child-rights crisis

Tuesday - Children across the world have inherited a problem that is not of their making. A new report from Save the Children - Born into The Climate Crisis: Why we must act now to secure children’s rights - highlights the impact that the climate crisis is having on children’s rights now, and for future generations.

Global carbon price of US$100 needed according to Nobel Prize-winning economist

Monday - Economist William Nordhouse, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in economics for his work on climate change, argues a global carbon price of around US$100 per tonne is needed if the world is to successfully tackle climate change.

Climate change a double blow for oil-rich Mideast: experts

Monday - The climate crisis threatens a double blow for the Middle East, experts say, by destroying its oil income as the world shifts to renewables and by raising temperatures to unliveable extremes.

We need more radical climate fiction

Monday - Literature has seen an uptick in "cli-fi," fiction about possible climate dystopias and utopias. But too much of that climate-change-related fiction lacks any kind of radical political imagination.


Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

Friday - Carbon emissions are rebounding strongly and are rising across the world's 20 richest nations, according to a new study.

Warning that 42 countries are at risk of sinking below the waves due to climate change

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Friday - Some of the world's smallest countries could "disappear" without action at an upcoming UN summit to contain climate change, the secretary general of the Commonwealth has warned.

Shell CEO roasted at TED climate conference

Friday - As Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden spoke at a TED conference, he was interrupted by organisers, one of whom called him "one of the most evil people in the world."

3 degrees warming and Wellington looks like the Venice of the south seas

13 Oct 21 - Wellington and Christchurch look like Venice, and Havana like Atlantis in a new interactive tool showing what some of the world's major cities will look if global warming is allowed to reach 3...

Concrete industry says carbon capture a key to hitting emissions targets

13 Oct 21 - Global cement and concrete makers on Tuesday laid out steps to cut carbon dioxide emissions 25% by 2030 and to reach zero net emissions by mid-century, relying on more carbon-free energy, new...

Could products made of CO2 help cool the planet?

13 Oct 21 - CO2 is the main culprit in global warming, in part because it is virtually impossible to produce almost any product without releasing carbon dioxide. But what if products could be created from CO2...

Why newer cars aren’t always better for the climate

13 Oct 21 - Is it better for the climate to go out and buy the latest, most fuel-efficient car, or keep driving the fairly decent car you already own for a little while longer? The answer is probably the latter,...

Climate change may already affect 85% of humanity

12 Oct 21 - Climate change could already be affecting 85% of the world’s population, an analysis of tens of thousands of scientific studies found.

A lack of fish faeces is changing the flow of carbon in the ocean

12 Oct 21 - A shortage of fish faeces is contributing to shifts in the ocean’s carbon cycle of an equivalent magnitude to that of the impact of climate change on the ocean.

UN can’t rule on climate case brought by Greta Thunberg

12 Oct 21 - A UN panel said it could not immediately rule on a complaint by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and others that inaction on climate change constitutes a violation of children’s rights.

Energy crisis sets stage for record global carbon emissions

11 Oct 21 - The energy crisis, the coming winter weather and the release of pent-up pandemic demand have sent nations scrambling to stockpile fossil fuels, a move that portends a rebound for global carbon...

Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11 million a minute:IMF

8 Oct 21 - The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11m every minute, according to analysis by the International Monetary Fund.


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Victoria University Prof joins Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy Fellows

Wednesday - Media Release - Dr Franck Natali, Associate Professor at Te Herenga...

Climate aid boost the wrong move at the wrong time: National

Tuesday - Media Release - The Government’s decision to commit $1.3 billion over four...

Climate aid boost a fantastic outcome: Oxfam

Tuesday - Media Release - Today's announcement is a fantastic outcome for communities on...

Sustainable transport key to combating climate change: UN

The latest VanMoof - eat your heart out Tesla drivers! (That's not the UN speaking.)

Friday - Media Release - From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy...

Contract awarded to power NZ Battery investigation

14 Oct 21 - A consortium of specialist firms has been awarded a major contract to advance...

Cash injection For ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project

14 Oct 21 - The country’s largest ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project has been...

Trade can play pivotal role in tackling climate change: UN

13 Oct 21 - A new United Nations report has underscored an urgent need for economies in the...

States can be held accountable for climate change effects on the young: UN Child Rights Committee

12 Oct 21 - Media Release - In a historic ruling on the harmful effects of climate change...

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