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Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

Monday - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labourís climate change policy, released yesterday.

COMMENT: Jeepers, John, you forgot the environment

John Key ... nothing doing.

Monday - Prime Minister John Key launched Nationalís election campaign yesterday without mentioning the environment.

Groser agrees to talk climate with Labour, Greens

Tim Groser ... climate debate.

Monday - David Parker, Russel Norman and Tim Groser will go head-to-head on climate policy next week.

Companies call for politicians to get serious about sustainability

Brett Tomkins ... mainstream.

18 Aug 14 - Companies representing a quarter of the New Zealand economy are calling on all political parties to make a long-term commitment to sustainable business.

Business needs to make climate change stand

Dr Suzi Kerr ... major issue.

18 Aug 14 - There is still an element of climate change scepticism in New Zealand business, says a leading policy analyst.

Experts pinpoint what emissions cost economy

Professor Les Oxley ... international price.

18 Aug 14 - For the first time, economists have put a financial cost on the impact of greenhouse gases released by the industrialisation of developed countries.

Ranking shows we are kind to the planet

18 Aug 14 - New Zealand is the seventh-kindest country to the planet, according to a new ranking system.


The climate change world according to Piketty

Thomas Piketty ... act now.

18 Aug 14 - French economist widely debated Thomas Piketty and his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century are a global publishing phenomenon. But while Pikettyís writing on wealth inequality has been widely...

Our leaders missing as world talks climate tactics

John Key ... too busy.

11 Aug 14 - Xi Jinping is going, and so is Barack Obama, but John Key is staying home.

Greens have a tempting carbon tax idea

11 Aug 14 - A carbon price is still the best and fairest way to achieve emissions cuts, but as Australia and New Zealand show, itís not easy to get it right. How could carbon pricing be improved?

Economist rubbishes Govt's $500 power cost claim

4 Aug 14 - Government claims that lifting carbon prices would cost householders $500 more a year in electricity bills have been debunked.

WORTH WATCHING: New film shows up our sorry climate change story

4 Aug 14 - New Zealandís tortuously slow reaction to the threats of climate change has been documented.

Green economy key to change, says Labour

Andrew Little ... new opportunities.

4 Aug 14 - Labour says it will embrace the green economy by moving away from reliance on extractive industries and primary production toward low-carbon, high-value goods and services.

Foreign foresters might sue over ETS changes

1 Aug 14 - New Zealand might face claims under free-trade agreements for losses caused as a result of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Carbon axe will boost renewables, says Trustpower

1 Aug 14 - Electricity generator Trustpower believes the repeal of Australia's carbon tax will be great for renewable energy, which is likely to be heavily favoured under the federal government's Renewable...

Business begins to adopt the circular economy

1 Aug 14 - The concept of the circular economy has left the realm of academic theory and entered the world of business.

Morgan makes a splash with private water report

25 Jul 14 - Philanthropist Gareth Morgan has followed through on his promise and thrown a large rock into the Governmentís water-policy pool.

We must learn to live with floods, says river expert

25 Jul 14 - People are going to have to learn to live with floods like those that have shut down large parts of Northland over the past two weeks, says an expert in river channel dynamics.

Shorten pleads for G20 to talk climate crisis

Bill Shorten ... regrettable attention.

25 Jul 14 - Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten has taken his battle with Prime Minister Tony Abbott over climate policy to an international stage, saying the issue should be a priority for the G20...


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You'll never run out of printer paper

Monday - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

20 Jun 14 - Award-winning Rilean Construction this week unveiled its first energy-efficient...

Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnicís Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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