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Nanaia Mahuta ... better targets.

Expand climate portfolio, says Mahuta

Monday - The Cabinet portfolios of agriculture and climate change should be given to the same person, says Labour Party leadership hopeful Nanaia Mahuta.

Our emissions plan hopeless, says renowned academic

Prof Ralph Sims ... poor policies.

3 Nov 14 - New Zealand has no chance of meeting its 2020 emissions reduction target under current policies, says a leading scientist involved in the latest IPCC report.

What the politicians said ...

Tim Groser ... playing our part.

3 Nov 14 - All three of New Zealand's major political parties say that the IPCC's latest call on climate change is important.

Climate refugees? We'll think of something ...

Michael Woodhouse ... nothing specific.

3 Nov 14 - New Zealand still has no plan to help climate change refugees Ė despite acknowledging that many Pacific Islands people might need to be relocated.

Hunt for oil anchors Govt's environment plan

28 Oct 14 - The National Party is leading off its environmental package for its new term in power with plans to encourage more oil exploration Ė despite the burning of fossil fuels being the single biggest cause of climate change.

Emissions register has a new look

28 Oct 14 - The Environmental Protection Authority is making the national emissions register more user-friendly.

Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens green trade deal

28 Oct 14 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens a green trade deal that could ultimately do more to reduce carbon emissions than international climate agreements such as the failed Kyoto Protocol.


Chile's new tax could open carbon doors for NZ

Dr Suzi Kerr ... enormous opportunities.

20 Oct 14 - Chileís new carbon tax potentially offers New Zealand an opportunity to offset some of its own agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, says economist Dr Suzi Kerr.

Rod Oram: Why I'm getting out of fossil fuels

Rod Oram ... doing his bit.

20 Oct 14 - Business commentator Rod Oram is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to sustainable investment.

Beehive stays silent on emissions target

Tim Groser ... undecided.

13 Oct 14 - The Government remains mum on New Zealandís 2030 emissions reduction target.

QUIET! Climate-cautious Key sends message to ministers

Simon Bridges ... oh, dear.

6 Oct 14 - The Governmentís new cabinet line-up confirms its lack of interest in climate change.

Medicos inject themselves into climate debate

6 Oct 14 - Health professionals in New Zealand are joining an international call for action on climate change.

Memo John Key: Look Pacific leaders in the eye

Kennedy Graham ... it's a card game.

29 Sep 14 - The Government is being challenged to invite the leaders of the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati to come and tell Parliament what they think of New Zealandís climate change policies.

Would a climate change treaty be enough?

29 Sep 14 - Do we need a climate treaty, or could a simple political deal based on national pledges work just as well?

Study will reveal our use of water

29 Sep 14 - The nature of domestic water demand is being measured.

Scientists plead for cuts to ballooning fossil fuel emissions

22 Sep 14 - Scientists are calling for rapid cuts in the use of fossil fuels in the wake of data out today showing we have almost used up our fossil-fuel credit.

Political parties fail to get the sustainability message through

Jacqueline Ireland ... key messages missing.

22 Sep 14 - New Zealandersí support for a shift to a sustainable economy is growing, according to new research from Colmar Brunton.

If the PM doesn't worry about climate change, why should we?

John Key ... rich, so he must be right

22 Sep 14 - New Zealanders are taking their cue on climate change from the Prime Minister, says social trends researcher Jill Caldwell.

Growth and greening now go together, says Stern study

Lord Stern ... high-quality growth.

22 Sep 14 - Governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together, says a major new report by a commission of global leaders.


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