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Count climate in insurance risk, says Robertson

Today 9:00am - The Reserve Bank should be required to take climate change into account when assessing threats to the insurance industry, the finance minister says.

WORTH NOTING ...

Today 9:00am - The 52nd Parliament sits this week for the last time, before being dissolved on August 12.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 9:00am - The United States was being warned it faced the prospect of 6.7 million Mexican climate-change migrants flooding its borders as warming temperatures caused crops to fail.

Carbon sets yet another price record

Friday - Spot NZUs are through $34 as they continue to smash records.

WORTH NOTING ...

Friday - Today is the last day for submissions on new air-quality standards to reduce the amount of small particulate matter New Zealanders breathe.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, a majority of Australians wanted emissions trading in place within two years.

Country's climate change costs are climbing

Thursday - Climate change is now swallowing the lion’s share of the Government’s environmental spending, prompting suggestions we should have a dedicated Climate Change Ministry.


Mandatory product stewardship on the way

Thursday - A shake-up of the waste management system means six industries will have to take responsibility for their products once consumers have finished with them.

WORTH NOTING ...

Thursday - The Environment Committee is sitting today to discuss the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, Federated Farmers was worried foreign-owned forestry companies were going to turn New Zealand’s farmland into carbon forests.

New law needed for managed retreat, says review

Judge Tony Randerson

Wednesday - Authorities could have the power to seize land threatened by climate change under a proposed new Public Works Act-type law.

WORTH NOTING ...

Wednesday - The Randerson Review of the Resource Management Act is released today.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, scientists were spicing up research into ways to cut methane emissions from livestock by experimenting with feeding turmeric and coriander and sheep.

New drillers must keep links with Taranaki Maori

28 Jul 20 - Anyone bidding for new oil and gas exploration licences will have to agree to ongoing consultation with Mâori for the life of the licence.

WORTH NOTING ...

28 Jul 20 - Today is the last day to enter the Sustainable Business Awards – get yours in by 5pm.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

28 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was promising to form a citizens’ assembly of “real Australians” to investigate climate change and emissions trading.

Big Hydro not the only way, says energy expert

Prof Ralph Sims

27 Jul 20 - Paying industry not to use electricity during peak demand should be considered as an alternative to a multi-billion-dollar new hydro scheme, an energy expert says.

Replace RMA with new law, says EDS

27 Jul 20 - New Zealand's primary planning law, the Resource Management Act should be scrapped and replaced with totally new legislation, the Environmental Defence Society says.

Big emitters marshall carbon forces in Australia

27 Jul 20 - Companies responsible for 14 per cent of Australia’s industrial emissions are coming together to figure out how to decarbonise the sector.


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