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NZ signs up with global carbon pricing group

Friday - New Zealand has joined a World Bank group promoting carbon pricing.

Climate watchdog welcomes Treasury decision

Dr Jan Wright

Friday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the news that Treasury is talking about the possible impacts on New Zealand of sea-level rise.

Engineers turn old tyres into quality oil and fuel

Thursday - Old tyres can be completely recycled into low-emission diesel engine oil, says a team of engineers.

Wise Responders welcome Treasury's reaction to risk

Sir Alan Mark

Wednesday - A group of eminent New Zealanders who petitioned Parliament to order a risk assessment of the impacts of climate change is welcoming Treasury’s apparent support for at least part of the idea.

Households cut emissions by 11%, says report

Suzi Kerr

Wednesday - The average New Zealand household’s emissions fell 11 per cent between 2006 and 2012, new research shows.

China likes the look of our ecolabelling scheme

Wednesday - New Zealand’s ecolabels could soon be recognised in China.

Rural bank warns farmers of green backlash

Tuesday - A rural bank is warning New Zealand farmers that poor environmental performance could create trade barriers against their produce.


Public wants to know green business credentials

Sarah Bolger

28 Nov 16 - Strutting environmental credentials is paying off for businesses, as climate change rises rapidly as an issue in the minds of the public.

NZ goes shopping for Paris pact carbon credits

Kay Harrison

25 Nov 16 - New Zealand has started talking to countries about supplying carbon credits to help to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.

Why faster roads don't sit with our plans for electric cars

25 Nov 16 - Increasing the speed limit will negate the climate benefits of the Government’s electric vehicle policy, says an expert on climate change and transport.

Nick Smith wants to work with the neighbours

Nick Smith

25 Nov 16 - Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is talking to his new Australian counterpart about aligning environmental regulation.

Forget Trump, global climate action is on the move

Mark Sinclair

24 Nov 16 - International momentum for action on climate change is building, despite the United States electing Donald Trump president, says New Zealand’s climate change ambassador.

Bennett's new climate think-tank has work deadline

Paula Bennett

23 Nov 16 - A first report on how New Zealand can adapt to climate change – including environmentally sustainable economic growth - should be with the Government by May.

Our sinking land at mercy of rising seawaters

23 Nov 16 - Parts of New Zealand are sinking at faster rates than others and will be subjected to higher levels of future sea level rise, new research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests.

CLIMATE CLASS: We're ranked in the bottom five

22 Nov 16 - A new international survey ranks New Zealand as one of the five worst-performing countries when it comes to climate policy – alongside Spain, Japan, Turkey and the Ukraine.

NZ doctor gives Marrakech a message

Dr Rhys Jones

22 Nov 16 - A New Zealand doctor told world leaders gathering in Marrakech that human rights must be protected as the world takes action on climate change.

Solar company wins innovation award

22 Nov 16 - An energy service that combines battery storage and rooftop solar without any equipment costs for Kiwi homeowners has won a green award for innovation.

PV power could save nation tonnes of emissions

21 Nov 16 - New Zealand could save up to 815,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year by converting 18 per cent of households to photovoltaic solar power, a new study says.

EDS tries to stop Mackenzie land conversions

21 Nov 16 - The Environmental Defence Society is going to court to stop land-use conversions in the Mackenzie Country.


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