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Stranded-assets threat making mark on business

Monday - The risk of being left with stranded assets is focusing business attention on climate change, says the organiser of an up-coming business conference in Auckland.

We're knee-deep in it (adding up emissions, that is)

Monday - The Government is now doing what businesses have been doing since 2011 – totting up how many credits it has to surrender to meet its obligations.

How to tell your business' sustainability story

Monday - FIONA STEPHENSON explains how businesses can build brand loyalty by effectively telling their sustainability stories, and gives a sneak preview of Project NZ: Telling Good Stories.

Tiwai halves free credits, but still pockets $5m

24 Aug 15 - Tiwai Point aluminium smelter owner New Zealand Aluminium Smelters last year received just half the number of free carbon credits it got the previous year.

New figures show foresters deserting tree-planting

24 Aug 15 - More of New Zealand’s post-1989 plantation forests are outside the Emissions Trading Scheme than are in it.

Fishing industry faces quota system review

24 Aug 15 - The Quota Management System for fisheries is to be reviewed.

We need to show off our quality seafood

24 Aug 15 - New Zealand seafood needs a clear, New Zealand-branded validation scheme to take advantage of growing global demand for environmentally sustainable, natural, healthy food, Seafood New Zealand chair George Clement says.


Climate expert gives Anzacs a fail mark

Heads together ... Anzac leaders John Key and Tony Abbott.
Photo Credit: Stuff

17 Aug 15 - Australia has set a post-2020 emissions reduction target as poor as that of New Zealand.

Australia's 'weak' emissions targets don't add up

17 Aug 15 - Australia has a huge gap between its projected and target 2030 emissions, an analyst is warning.

'Myopic focus' costing us climate change progress

17 Aug 15 - New Zealand might have reached the limits of its ability to exploit natural resources, the Labour Party says.

Review ETS after Paris, says climate lawyer

17 Aug 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review should be pushed off into next year, a climate change lawyer says.

It's time for packaging that cares about the future

17 Aug 15 - Our Daily Waste founder Dr SHARON McIVER on why how smart businesses are future-proofing by getting rid of plastic packaging now.

Contact to close gas-fired Auckland plant

17 Aug 15 - The 400MW Otahuhu B gas-fired power station will close from the end of next month.

Why coal commitment will cost Fonterra dearly

Protesters give Fonterra a message.

10 Aug 15 - Fonterra’s determination to keep using coal is exposing it to future high carbon costs, an international energy expert is warning.

World doesn't have time for pessimism, says IPCC man

Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele ... full of hope.

10 Aug 15 - IPCC deputy chair Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele says he hasn’t got time to be pessimistic about whether the world will take action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Why Tiwai stands between us and 100% renewable energy

Belinda Storey ... price cut $100m.

3 Aug 15 - New Zealand could have 100 per cent renewable electricity generation within a decade if the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter closed.

Caygill sets out on new energy mission

David Caygill ... energy job.

3 Aug 15 - Former Finance Minister David Caygill is to chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council – a group of energy companies whose mission is to secure a sustainable energy future for New Zealand.

Water talks aim to get answers

3 Aug 15 - The state of New Zealand’s freshwater quality and who is to blame will be debated in Hamilton next week.

Treasury maps out our path to a low-carbon enconomy

27 Jul 15 - A strong carbon price, better urban planning, a climate commission and systematic assessment of how government policies affect climate change would help New Zealand’s transition to a low-carbon...


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