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Now's the time to go green, bank tells business

Wednesday - Green financial markets will not develop in New Zealand if companies don’t use them, Westpac says.

NZ joins finance ministers' climate group

Wednesday - Finance minister Grant Robertson is joining the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.

Unions put case for 'just transition'

Tuesday - Unions want reform of the tax system and redundancy payments for all laid-off workers as part of a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy.

HEY, JUDE: That's dangerous talk, say 'fanatics'

Judith Collins

Tuesday - National MP Judith Collins’ dismissal of the need for urgent action on climate change is being called ill-informed, dangerous and just plain wrong.

10 YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, two of the Government’s support parties joined forces with the Opposition to stop National restricting the number of organisations allowed to make oral submissions on proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $24.75

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.70 bid and $24.80 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.75.

Farmers and foresters are taking to the streets

Monday - Tensions between farmers and foresters over land acquisitions are about to be played out on the streets of Wellington.


Fanatics overstating climate case, says Collins

Monday - National Party MP Judith Collins says the risks of letting global heating go beyond 1.5deg above pre-Industrial levels are being overstated by an “increasingly fanatical” green lobby.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, the ability to sell New Zealand forestry units overseas was threatened by a possible linking of the Emissions Trading Scheme with one proposed for Australia.

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK ...

Monday - The Environment Select Committee has just a week left to finalise its report to Parliament on the zero-carbon bill.

Beware of a populist backlash, unions warn

Richard Wagstaff

Friday - New Zealand risks a Brexit-style populist backlash if it mishandles decarbonisation of the economy, unions are warning.

History shows we can handle it, says CCC chief

Dr Rod Carr

Friday - Cutting carbon out of the economy should not cause the “collateral damage” seen in New Zealand’s other economic transformations, says the first head of the Climate Change Commission.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, Australia’s largest sharemarket, the ASX, was moving into carbon.

ARDERN: Consensus fine, but we need to move on

Jacinda Ardern

10 Oct 19 - The Government will not pay any price to get cross-party support on its climate legislation, the Prime Minister says.

Stand by for a doubling of the carbon price

Nigel Brunel

10 Oct 19 - The price of spot carbon in New Zealand could double over the next five years.

SOLO ACT: Amy tells it like it is

Amy Blowers

10 Oct 19 - Yesterday, a 29-year-old Auckland music teacher who has been an activist for only a few short weeks, screwed up her courage and told some of the country’s biggest businesses they’re not doing enough...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

10 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, officials were predicting the National Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost the country $500 million.

Higher carbon prices vital, says ETS expert

Catherine Leining

9 Oct 19 - Rising carbon prices are critical to getting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emission down, business leaders have been told.

Insurers issue warning to local councils

9 Oct 19 - Local councils that fail to properly assess and prepare for climate change risk legal action from insurance companies, an industry executive says.


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