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New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

NORMAN: The longer we wait the more it will cost

Russel Norman ... biggest challenge of our time.

11 Jul 14 - By RUSSEL NORMAN, Green Party co-leader.- Thanks to Federated Farmers’ incoming president William Rolleston for taking the time to write about the Green Party’s Climate Tax Cut in last week’s Carbon News.

Carbon tax won't fix troubled ETS, says report

27 Jun 14 - New Zealand's emissions price beacon is "obscured in the fog of policy uncertainty", but dumping it in favour of a carbon tax isn't the only way to fix it, say Motu Research's Catherine Leining and Suzi Kerr.

Carbon tax call is all about playing politics

Charles Etherington ... bold words.

20 Jun 14 - By CHARLES ETHERINGTON, Warren Forestry Ltd.- The Greens are giving the impression of being ahead on the topic of a carbon tax versus the Emissions Trading Scheme, but, as usual, they are actually behind and just playing politics.

Big sports events can come with a high social price tag

20 Jun 14 - THE World Cup in Brazil is again putting the spotlight on the sustainability, legacy and license to operate of large global sporting events.

Why we need clear emissions-reduction reporting

13 Jun 14 - STEPHEN KNIGHT-LENIHAN, JULIA HARKER and PRUE TAYLOR argue for transparent emissions-reduction reporting, in the same way that we report on the share market and exchange rates.

Beware the greenwashed air travel offer

30 May 14 - By SHARON BEDER, honorary professor at the University of Wollongong.- When was the last time you booked a flight? That extra $A1 in the final stages of booking may seem a small price to pay for offsetting the carbon emissions you generate travelling by air.

Meltdown as ice-cream maker sides with campaigners

9 May 14 - United States-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s recently caused a stir by siding with the World Wildlife Fund and Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Fight for the Reef campaign.

Why Australia has something to worry about

Professor Ian Lowe ... no leadership.

9 May 14 - The state of Australia’s environment is a real worry – the report cards exist to prove it.

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

Simon Terry ... key change.

17 Apr 14 - Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending.

Greens' solar policy breath of fresh air

David Senn ... starting point.
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28 Feb 14 - Econergy managing director DAVID SENN says that the Green Party's plans to subsidise solar energy for householders should go further:

FORUM: We don't want our landscapes to become movie fiction

Malcolm Rands ... people shut off.

20 Dec 13 - Eco-man MALCOLM RANDS - founder of the Ecostore business - argues for the protection of "brand New Zealand":

OPINION: Future of coal calls for serious debate … not slogans

Chris Baker ... coal is a reality.

6 Dec 13 - By CHIS BAKER, CEO, Straterra. Some New Zealanders are calling for an immediate ban on all new coal mines.

FORUM: Why is it so hard to change?

1 Feb 13 - How do we get people to make the changes necessary to prevent the full impact of climate change, asks writer ANDREW MARTIN.

FORUM: '100% pure' is 100% damaging

1 Feb 13 - 100% Pure NZ tag is damaging our economy, says marketing adviser DANIEL BATTEN.

Enter the new wave of extinctions

Tim Flannery

14 Dec 12 - A new report by the Auditor General says that New Zealand is losing the battle against biodiversity loss. And it’s not alone. In the latest issue of Quarterly Essay, Australia’s chief climate...

AL MORRISON: We've been too smug for too long

Al Morrison

17 Aug 12 - The Department of Conservation wants to do business with business.

Our world in peril

20 Jul 12 - The world is in a perilous position - economically, environmentally and socially, according to a new report. And New Zealand is not exempt. Here, Rick Boven, Catherine Harland and Lillian Grace, the...

Our masters in Europe

Lizzie Chambers.

22 Jun 12 - When it comes to carbon prices, Europe will continue to be New Zealand's master for some time, says carbon analyst and Carbon Match founder Lizzie Chambers.

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