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Climate change a threat to New Zealand sovereignty: secretary of defence

Today 11:00am - The challenges of climate change are increasing and unchecked pose a threat to New Zealandís sovereignty, secretary of defence Andrew Bridgeman says in his forward to the just released He Moana Pukepuke E Ekengia E Te Waka Ė Defence Assessment 2021.

Unanimous support for sending Auckland climate tax proposal to consultation

Today 11:00am - Auckland city councillors have voted unanimously to have the proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate go out for consultation as part of the annual budget process due to begin in late February.


Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, Pure Advantage was warning that turning the Denniston Plateau into a coal mine was a bad look and inconsistent with our clean green image.


Today 11:00am - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

On a wing and a prayer: Air NZís net zero plan

Wednesday - By Jeremy Rose: Covid-19 has shown that it's possible to dramatically slash the carbon emissions of airlines by simply flying less but reducing the amount we travel by air isnít among the options floated in Air New Zealandís just released Sustainability Report.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, a leading New Zealand climate scientist, Andy Reisinger, said there was no realistic prospect of the world not overshooting the 1.5 degree target.


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

Bluegreens co-chair Scott Simpson returns to climate change role

Tuesday - Scott Simpson, the co-chair of the National Partyís Bluegreen advisory group, is back as the party's climate change spokesperson following the reshuffle by new leader Christopher Luxon.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, the price of carbon appeared to have hit the bottom of a downward spiral. In Europe CER's closed at NZ$9.15, up from NZ$8.50 the day before. In New Zealand carbon was trading just...


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

Law changed to avoid public carrying the cost of oil and gas field clean-ups

Monday - The Crown Minerals Act has been amended to avoid the public being left with the bill for the decommissioning of oil and gas fields.


Monday - Ten years ago, the then New Zealand climate change negotiations minister Tim Groser said good progressed had been made on an agreement to link New Zealand and Australia's carbon markets.


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

Government incentives for green bonds may be necessary: Reserve Bank

3 Dec 21 - The Reserve Bank has suggested incentives such as tax breaks may be necessary to grow New Zealandís green bond market at the pace required to combat climate change.

NZ ETS Look-Up tables should be altered to include planted native forests: Pure Advantage

3 Dec 21 - New research by environmental group Pure Advantage shows that the difference in carbon sequestration rates of pine and planted native forests is much less than previously thought.


3 Dec 21 - Ten years ago, the Australian government announced a contestable biochar research fund worth $2 million.


3 Dec 21 - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Auckland leading the charge for city carbon taxes

2 Dec 21 - 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.


2 Dec 21 - 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.

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Wellington wetland restoration milestone

From left: Judy McKoy (FOTSC), Steve Wilson (Te Rito Gardens – plant supplier), CR Jenny Brash, Bill McAulay (FOTSC), Mike Jebson (Former QEII NT CEO).

Wednesday - Media Release - Ten thousand wetland plants have now been added to TaupŰ Swamp,...

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Tuesday - Media Release - New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) and NZ Post have...

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International meeting could open up ocean mining, drastically undermining ocean health

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Record jump in energy and carbon savings from NZ efficient product sales

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