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UPTON: Coastal retreat the only sensible option

Thursday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton is calling for fast, orderly retreat from coastal areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $33.60

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $33..30 bid and $33.75 offered on Commtrade this morning, after last fixing at $33.60.

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - Greater Wellington Regional Councilís transport committee is due to meet today, as is Waikato Regional Councilís climate action committee.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, climate minister Nick Smith was being feted in Sydney because New Zealand actually had an emissions trading scheme in place.

SHAW: Next government all about emissions cuts

Wednesday - Climate policy in the next government will focus on tangible ways to cut emissions, Green Party co-leader James Shaw says.

Ban looming for more plastic things

Wednesday - Plastic items including straws, plates and branding stickers on fruit are likely to go the way of single-use plastic bags and be banned.

WORTH NOTING ...

Wednesday - The dissolution of Parliament today has been postponed until at least Monday because of the new covid-19 pandemic lockdown imposed last night.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, new United Nations climate head Christina Figueres was warning nations that time was not on their side when it came to taking action on climate change.

Native species key to cutting emissions

Tuesday - Restoration of New Zealandís wild places should count towards the countryís emissions reduction targets, the Government says.

Shining a spotlight on managed funds

Tuesday - The ethics of all 390 managed funds operating in New Zealand are about to be opened up to public scrutiny.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - The Sustainable Business Network holds an online session on product stewardship today.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, developing countries were calling for rich nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. For the record, New Zealandís pledge is a five per cent reduction,...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Let's back buffalo

Monday - Waikato farmers could be replacing dairy cows with buffalo if the region goes ahead with a plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, the recent application of the Emissions Trading Scheme to the transport sector was having little impact on fuel prices.

WORTH NOTING ...

Monday - Parliamentís Environment Select Committee meets today to hear submissions on the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

NZ and Ireland talk trade over ag emissions

7 Aug 20 - New Zealand is working with Ireland on trade solutions to the problem of carbon leakage in the agricultural sector.

FRIDAY POLITICS: It's a choice of slow or slower

7 Aug 20 - Young protesters are targeting both Labour and National with sit-ins in Dunedin today, saying both have failed to address the climate crisis.

Hydrogen stations on the way

7 Aug 20 - The Government is putting $20 million into establishing a national network of hydrogen fuelling-stations.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $33.92

7 Aug 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $33.70 bid and $34.05 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $33.92.


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