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Sir Alan Mark ... leading the charge.

Financial pain ahead, warn climate-conscious Kiwis

29 Jun 15 - Eminent New Zealanders who fear the country is on track for a climate change-induced financial crisis take their case to Parliament this week.

Forget the courts, we must get to the politicians

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... we're in a dire position.

29 Jun 15 - A court case ordering the Dutch Government to slash greenhouse gas emissions is ground breaking Ė but unlikely to be replicated in New Zealand.

Submissions numbers baffle Beehive

29 Jun 15 - It is unclear just how many submissions the Government has received on New Zealand's post-2020 emissions reduction target.

ETS review remains on slow boil

29 Jun 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is unlikely to start any time soon.

Business lobby presses for realistic 'carbon pathway'

John Carnegie ... not in NZ's best interests.

15 Jun 15 - Buying carbon credits to meet New Zealandís emissions reduction target is not sustainable, business is warning.

Leadership is what we need, say scientists

8 Jun 15 - New Zealand lacks the leadership to achieve the 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions it needs to make by 2030, the countryís top scientists are warning.

10,000 have their say on carbon emissions

8 Jun 15 - The Government has received more than 10,000 submissions on New Zealandís post-2020 emissions reduction target.


Stranded assets not for us, declares minister

Bill English ... no advice.

8 Jun 15 - Stranded fossil fuel assets are not a risk for New Zealand, the Government says.

Drop free carbon credits, says environment chief

Dr Jan Wright ... economic opportunites.

8 Jun 15 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment wants the Government to stop giving free carbon credits to high-intensity trade-exposed emitters, who, she says, could still be paying for just 5...

Lobby group wants think tank to set emissions target

Gary Taylor ... intelligent approach.

8 Jun 15 - An environmental lobby group is calling for a cross-sector working group on New Zealandís post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Bonn talks take step forward - but it's only a small one

8 Jun 15 - The combined climate plans for the G7 and EU have made a small step toward the right track to hold warming to 2degC, but there is still a substantial emissions gap, the Climate Action Tracker model...

Treasury tells Government how to cut emissions

2 Jun 15 - Treasury has told the Government that if it wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it should introduce a carbon price floor, get rid of the two-for-one provisions or cut the number of free carbon...

We're handing big emitters $160m in free credits

2 Jun 15 - Taxpayers will give $160 million worth of free carbon credits to heavy emitters this year.

Our businesses don't get it, says new Greens leader

James Shaw ... enormous potential.

2 Jun 15 - Too many New Zealand companies just donít get sustainable business, says the new Green Party co-leader.

Health impacts being ignored, say doctors

2 Jun 15 - The Government is ignoring the health impacts of climate change, doctors say.

Budget holds hint of carbon credit auctions

25 May 15 - The Government is developing the architecture to auction carbon credits.

In the new war of the worlds, the old world is losing

McDonald's ... old and tired.

18 May 15 - The power of traditional companies is declining in the face of sustainable and techno companies, new research shows.

Storm shows we haven't got the message, say weather experts

18 May 15 - Reaction to last weekís Wellington floods shows that New Zealanders are not prepared for the impacts of climate change, scientists say.

Where's the clean-tech economy talk, Mr Little?

Andrew Little ... houses and milk.

18 May 15 - Labour leader Andrew Little is blasting the Government for failing to diversify the economy, but he is still not talking about a low-carbon, clean-tech economy.


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11 May 15 - Davis Funerals now uses caskets that are better for the environment.

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