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Businesses dragging chain on sustainability

Today 9:00am - New Zealand must catch up with the movement toward sustainable “conscious capitalism” to survive in a disrupted world, says Vector chair Michael Stiassny.

Russia in the slow lane on road to Paris

Today 9:00am - What’s holding Russia back from ratifying the Paris climate agreement?

Poland threatens EU plan to ratify pact

Today 9:00am - Poland has demanded the EU protect its plans to build new coal-fired power plants if it wants fast-track its ratification of the Paris climate agreement.

Ten things you should know about climate change …

Today 9:00am - No 4: The poles are warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

China vows cuts at home, but grows coal abroad

Today 9:00am - Chinese companies and banks are continuing to drive global coal expansion, as state owned companies backed by state loans build coal-fired power plants across the world.

Air pollution kills million Chinese in one year

Today 9:00am - More than one million people died in China from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation.

How cities are eliminating car parks

Today 9:00am - It’s a traditional complaint about urban life: there’s never anywhere to park. But in the 21st century, do cities actually need less parking space, not more?


World passes the 400ppm threshold ... permanently

Wednesday - Scientists say that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes.

Food supply fears spark China's global land grab

Wednesday - China is protecting itself against future food supply problems caused by climate change by buying or leasing large tracts of land in Africa and South America, a leading UK climate scientist says.

Ten things you should know about climate change …

Wednesday - No 3: The year 2015 was the warmest on record, but the last record cold year was more than a century ago, in 1909.

IPCC chair: We can meet 2deg target if we act fast

Hoesung Lee

Wednesday - INTERVIEW: Hoesung Lee was elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just one month before the landmark Paris climate talks of 2015.

Current emissions dangerous enough, says study

Wednesday - Current greenhouse gas concentrations could warm the world 3-7deg (and on average 5deg over coming millennia. That’s the finding of a paper just published in Nature.

Mali boosts Paris numbers

Wednesday - Mali is the latest country to ratify the Paris Agreement – bringing the total number of countries to have ratified to 61, together responsible for 47.79 per cent of global emissions.

Farming mega-mergers threaten food security

Wednesday - Proposed new deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers.

Why this criminal court is right to focus on environment

Wednesday - The International Criminal Court is not known for prosecuting people responsible for huge oil slicks, chopping down protected rainforests or contaminating pristine land. But these people might now...

Are we finally about to get an aviation emissions deal?

Tuesday - Delegates from more than 190 nations today will begin an 11-day meeting in Montreal to determine the final form of a scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry.

Carney backs green finance to cut emissions

Mark Carney

Tuesday - Bank of England governor Mark Carney has thrown his weight behind the fledgling market in green investments to help cut carbon emissions and boost global economic growth.

Ten things you should know about climate change …

Tuesday - No 2: Ninety-three per cent of the heat from humans’ global warming has gone into the ocean, along with 25 per cent of the carbon dioxide.

Burning existing fossil fuels will break the Paris bank

Tuesday - Burning all the carbon in existing coal mines and developed oil and gas fields will push the world past the Paris Agreement climate limit.


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