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Treasury willing to set up sea-level watchdog group

Today 10:00am - Treasury has told the Government it is willing to look at setting up a working group on the economic and fiscal impacts of sea-level rise from climate change.

Here's the weather report ... and it's not good

Today 10:00am - Droughts, floods, storms, cyclones Ė the latest official predictions of the likely impacts of climate change on New Zealand make alarming reading.

WEAK WORDS: We need clear advice, says watchdog

Dr Jan Wright

Thursday - New Zealandís top environmental watchdog says that officials should be issuing clear warnings and advice about the implications of climate change.

Bill and I haven't talked sea level, admits Bennett

Paula Bennett

Thursday - Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says she has not asked Finance Minister Bill English to set up a working group to assess the economic impacts of rising sea levels, as recommended by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

European carbon slumps to two-year low

Thursday - European carbon hit a two-year low overnight as Brexit jitters continue to worry the market.

Politicians not helping, says climate academic

James Renwick

Wednesday - Carbon dioxide emissions are rising faster than ever Ė and political claims that population growth is causing it donít help, says one of New Zealandís leading climate scientists.

Price floor or perish, experts tell European market

Tuesday - Europeís carbon market faces ruin without a price floor, an international think-tank says.

EU carbon prices struggle to hold ground

Tuesday - European carbon prices tried and failed to rally last night in the wake of Britainís vote to leave the European Union.

How British exit could affect our carbon market

Monday - New Zealand carbon prices could be affected by Britainís vote to leave the European Union.

EMISSIONS EDICT: Time to act, says Toyota chief

Alistair Davis

24 Jun 16 - New Zealand businesses should now be asking how they are going to cut emissions in line with the countryís international pledges Ė even if those commitments are not yet going far enough, says Toyota...

Officials tell why we need a carbon price floor

23 Jun 16 - A carbon price floor would be challenging but would give businesses certainty and guarantee foresters a price that made planting trees worthwhile, officials told the Government.

PUMP SLUMP: True carbon cost would punish petrol

22 Jun 16 - Pricing the true cost of carbon pollution into fossil fuels would push retail petrol prices up 42 cents a litre, making electric vehicles far more attractive, according to a new report.

NZ unlikely to use banked credits, says minister

Paula Bennett

22 Jun 16 - The Government is unlikely to use New Zealandís banked carbon credits to make-good on hot-air credits we have already surrendered internationally, a Parliamentary select committee has heard.

Bennett vows to hold carbon price at $25

Paula Bennett

21 Jun 16 - New Zealandís carbon price cap will not rise above $25 for a long time Ė but neither will it go down, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett has told a select committee.

Big players' threats might force NZ to sign early

Paula Bennett

20 Jun 16 - Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says New Zealand might have to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change this year, as large countries threaten to lock us out of the process to set the...

Fonterra nod pleases bioenergy industry

Brian Cox

20 Jun 16 - The approval for Fonterra to build a new milk-drying plant that will be partially fuelled by wood is a step forward for the diary giant, says the Bioenergy Association.

UN says ratify; Government says not yet

17 Jun 16 - The Government has still not decided when it will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, Parliament heard yesterday.

DIRTY DOLLARS: PM's bank backs the big polluters

John Key

16 Jun 16 - A bank in which Prime Minister John Key is a shareholder has been named one of the worst in the world for its level of investing in fossil fuels.

Carbon should trade in limited range, says forester

Thomas Song

15 Jun 16 - New Zealandís carbon prices should be kept within a band of $15 to $50, says a forestry company that has played a leading role in developing the carbon market.

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