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Treasury gives official nod to natural capital

Friday - Treasury is, for the first time, including New Zealand’s natural capital in its long-term thinking – including the value of the country’s clean-green brand.

Farmers want action on land use and tree planting

Thursday - Farmers want research into alternative land uses to help them to cope with climate change, and greater incentives to plant carbon-storing trees on their farms.

Government eyes land-use changes to cut emissions

Wednesday - The Government is looking at changing some current land uses – including forestry and farming – to cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Govt could end up in court over energy plan, warns campaigner

Tuesday - The Government risks court action over its latest energy efficiency strategy, says energy campaigner Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Small businesses dragging the energy chain

20 Feb 17 - New Zealand’s small businesses are lagging behind in adopting energy efficiency measures that could save them significant amounts of money – even though most say that their energy costs are significant, a new study shows.

Bennett talks 'range of issues' with China climate envoy

20 Feb 17 - New Zealand and China have held their first ministerial meeting under the bilateral carbon agreement.

Inaction means public could lose faith in climate leaders

17 Feb 17 - New Zealand’s “limited and largely ineffectual actions” on climate change risk undermining public confidence in our policy makers, say the authors of the latest Public Perceptions of the Environment report to be released today.


Greens toss bouquet to Bennett, but ...

17 Feb 17 - Climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett has received a bouquet for her action on climate change from an unexpected quarter – Green MP Kennedy Graham.

Why some of our glaciers are growing

17 Feb 17 - New research explains why some of New Zealand’s glaciers have been growing, despite the impacts of climate change.

Treasury wants a word about carbon exposure

16 Feb 17 - A little of Treasury’s thinking on how to protect the economy from carbon exposure has been revealed – including a hint that it wants to talk to the business community.

University report slams Government energy policies

15 Feb 17 - The Government’s energy policies take a battering in new research from Otago University.

Pressure group takes coal case to court

15 Feb 17 - Development of a new open-cast coal mine near Westport is being challenged in court.

Forced divesting could be costly, warns Treasury

14 Feb 17 - TREASURY says that forcing government agencies to divest from unethical funds could be expensive.

Climate change research gets $2 million boost

14 Feb 17 - The Deep South National Science Challenge has announced funding totalling about $2 million for five new research projects to help New Zealanders to better understand their future climate.

EDITORIAL: Numbers show the game is up

13 Feb 17 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Try these numbers: Humans are causing the climate to change at 170 times the natural rate. Our “carbon budget” to keep warming below 1.5deg will be used up in five years....

OPINION: Just another attempt to spread confusion

13 Feb 17 - Senior climate scientist PROFESSOR JAMES RENWICK goes looking for the facts in the latest so-called scandal about climate change.

Taste of the future ... turning food waste into flour

13 Feb 17 - Flour from food waste? Establishing a business doing just that has earned a pair of entrepreneurs recognition as a Good Food pioneer – and a year’s business mentoring.

Forest bonds seen as way for long-term green investment

10 Feb 17 - A world-leading environmental impact bond scheme could channel substantial private investment into planting vast areas of native and exotic forests in New Zealand.

Relying on foreign credits dangerous, say officials

9 Feb 17 - New Zealand cannot rely on international carbon credits to meet its emissions reductions targets after 2030, officials have told the Government, warning that credits could be expensive and in short...


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