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Govt: Transport spending must cut emissions

Today 11:00am - Decisions about transport infrastructure must line up with the Paris Agreement – and that means people living and working in the same area and almost zero emissions from vehicles, the Government says.

Submissions reveal support for disclosure

Today 11:00am - Plans to make companies disclose their climate risk have widespread support, if submissions are anything to go by.


Today 11:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $23.50 bid and $24.50 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $24.25.


Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, a voluntary carbon registry founded by NZX was named the environmental initiative of the year.

Taxing oil and gas fields could work, says Upton

Simon Upton

Monday - Taxing oil and gas exploration and strengthening the Emissions Trading Scheme could be more effective ways of cutting greenhouse gas emissions than banning exploration, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says.

Todd wins sole exploration permit

Monday - Todd Corporation, the country’s largest privately owned energy company, has won the country’s only new licence to explore for oil and gas.


Monday - Ten years ago, commercial fishers facing fuel-price rises because of the Emissions Trading Scheme were furious the Government was paying compensation to quota holders instead of them.


Monday - Parliament’s Environment Select Committee meets online today and on Thursday to hear submissions on the Urban Development Bill.

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Monday - New Zealand is under a state of emergency, with all non-essential movement and contact banned.

POLITICS: We're on a climate knife-edge

Friday - By ADELIA HALLETT | Is the covid-19 pandemic going to be a repeat of the Global Financial Crisis in terms of climate change? It could go either way.

EDS (and more) welcomes moves on emissions

Friday - Moves to make local councils consider greenhouse gas emissions in resource consents would have thrilled climate activist and former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, says Environmental...


Friday - Ten years ago, scientist James Lovelock – originator of the Gaia hypothesis that says the Earth is a self-regulating organism – said he feared humans were too stupid to save the world and themselves...


Friday - International climate negotiations – including the COP26 talks in Glasgow – have been postponed because of the covid-19 pandemic.

Lift RMA emissions ban, says select committee

Thursday - A 2004 ban on considering greenhouse gas emissions in resource consents should be overturned, the Environment Select Committee has told Parliament.

Government aims to put planning on fast-track

David Parker

Thursday - The Government is looking at ways to fast-track through the planning process projects under its covid-19 recovery package.


Thursday - … John Key’s National Government was under pressure from business to delay bringing industrial emitters into the ETS.


Thursday - The Environmental Defence Society has cancelled its August summit but hopes to go ahead with the annual Climate Change and Business Conference in October.

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Thursday - New Zealand is under a state of emergency, with all non-essential movement and contact banned.

We'll favour job-producing projects, says Jones

Shane Jones

1 Apr 20 - The Government will back low-carbon projects in its post-covid-19 infrastructure spend-up – but only if they create jobs, says infrastructure minister Shane Jones.

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