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Surging prices see carbon up 47% in a year

Friday - Carbon prices continued their upward charge yesterday, gaining 25 cents to contribute to a phenomenal 47 per cent rise over a year.

2020 one of the hottest on record

Friday - This year is on track to be one of New Zealand’s hottest on record, meaning five of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2013, scientists say.

WORTH NOTING ...

Friday - The Christchurch office of the Accident Compensation Corporation is the target of 350 Aotearoa’s fossil fuel-divestment campaign today.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, New Zealand was at the heart of a row at international climate talks in Cancun.

Carbon-zero public sector could include State investments

Thursday - The Government will decide in March whether a carbon-neutral public service will include the State’s investment portfolios.

Record price for NZ carbon

Thursday - New Zealand carbon prices have broken through a new price barrier, with spot NZUs now trading more than $1 above the fixed-price option.

Yes, we shall (virtually) go to Glasgow next week

Thursday - Speculation New Zealand will be excluded from global climate talks next week appears to have been premature.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, former All Black captain Taine Randell was predicting that the Emissions Trading Scheme could deliver more money to Maori than entire Treaty of Waitangi envelope.

WORTH NOTING ...

Thursday - Climate activists from 350 Aotearoa take their action to the Accident Compensation Corporation’s head office in Molesworth St, Wellington today, as they try to convince the State-owned insurer to...

Climate change threatens insurance on thousands of homes - report

Wednesday - Insurance could be hard to get by mid-century on at least 10,000 homes vulnerable to flooding and storm surges, a new report shows.

OPINION: Time to 'fess-up on our climate record

Wednesday - Following today's planned climate emergency declaration, New Zealand will have to face up to the fact it has one of the worst climate records of industrialised nations.

WORTH NOTING ...

Wednesday - Today is climate emergency day, when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will move in Parliament that New Zealand declares a climate emergency.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, as nations gathered in Cancun for international climate talks, China was promising to “do its bit” to cut global emissions.

Emergency means more action, business tells Govt

Tuesday - Tomorrow’s expected declaration by Parliament of a climate emergency in New Zealand should see an immediate scaling-up of investment in climate change funding and policies, businesses are telling...

WORTH NOTING ...

Tuesday - Climate activist organisation 350 Aotearoa will perform street theatre in the Octagon at lunchtime today in a bid to get the government-owned Accident Compensation Corporation to stop investing in...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, offers were rolling in for New Zealand’s first buy tender under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

NZ to push carbon trade deal to Europe and UK

Monday - Joining a New Zealand-led trade pact on climate change could be more effective than putting up trade barriers on carbon, New Zealand will tell Europe and the United Kingdom.

Don't be too quick to dismiss the 'emergency'

Monday - By PATTRICK SMELLIE | There was an outburst of skeptical tongue-clicking last Thursday when Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced New Zealand will this week declare a state of ‘climate...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, Opposition climate change spokesperson Charles Chauvel was having to pay his own way to international climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico. Climate Minister Nick Smith and...


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