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Finance sector essential to adapting to climate change

Tuesday - The Government is being told banks should toughen up on lending for properties vulnerable to sea-level rise and flooding.

Downstream turns on the power

Tuesday - Pumped-hydro, a "blind" focus on renewable electricity instead of cutting emissions from all energy systems, and the closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter are all on the agenda at this year's Downstream Conference. GAVIN EVANS of Businessdesk is there.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34 bid and $34 offered this morning after last fixing at $34.05.

New-look Scott Base is all go for green

Tuesday - THE COLOUR of the new Scott Base may not be decided, but one thing is clear Ė the building will be green.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Might River Power was looking for landowners willing to do deals on forward carbon.


Tuesday - Itís valedictory season for retiring MPs as the 52nd Parliament draws to an close; saying their farewells today are Labourís Clare Curran, Ruth Dyson, Ian Lees-Galloway and Raymond Huo, as well as the Green MP Gareth Hughes.

Count climate in insurance risk, says Robertson

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


Monday - The 52nd Parliament sits this week for the last time, before being dissolved on August 12.


Monday - 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.


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


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 lionís share of the Governmentís 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.


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


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

New law needed for managed retreat, says review

Judge Tony Randerson

29 Jul 20 - Authorities could have the power to seize land threatened by climate change under a proposed new Public Works Act-type law.


29 Jul 20 - The Randerson Review of the Resource Management Act is released today.


29 Jul 20 - 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.

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