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Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

Monday - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

NZ city leaders lie low on new climate pact

Monday - New Zealand cities are not among those signing up to a new compact on climate change.

NZ hangs back as countries commit to carbon cuts

7 Apr 15 - Russia did it. The United States did it. All the countries in the European Union have done it, as have Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and Latvia. Even oil-and-mineral-exporting Gabon, population 1.3 million, did it.

New environment reporting to sidestep gases

7 Apr 15 - The Government’s new environmental reporting regime will not include greenhouse gas emissions.

How the US’s post-2020 climate target could fit into a global deal

7 Apr 15 - The United States' formal submission this week of its intended post 2020 climate target raises several questions for this year’s global climate talks.

Worth reading ...

7 Apr 15 - Local Government New Zealand chief executive Malcolm Alexander tells MPs that some New Zealand communities are going to have to move as a result of climate change.

Worth listening to ...

7 Apr 15 - Can the world get richer for ever? A BBC report on whether continued economic growth is possible on a physically finite planet, and if it’s not, how should we be living?


We're watching carbon prices, says Government

Tim Groser ... on watch.

30 Mar 15 - The Government says it is watching carbon prices creep higher.

Australia well short of meeting emissions target

30 Mar 15 - Australia’s flagship climate change scheme will buy the country just half of its 2020 emissions reduction target, a market watcher says.

Fossil-fuel investment risk not on our radar, says Treasury

Treasury ... no notes.

23 Mar 15 - Fossil-fuel investment exposure might be worrying the Bank of England, but it has failed to cause any ripples at New Zealand’s Treasury.

NZ slow to commit to Paris emissions deadline

23 Mar 15 - New Zealand will not get its post-2020 emissions reduction target into the United Nations by the end of the month.

Carbon measure puts us among worst in the world

Tim Groser .. we're fine.

9 Mar 15 - New Zealand’s carbon intensity is going through the roof, despite Government claims to the contrary.

Our market badly needs liquidity, says pioneer carbon trader

Nigel Brunel ... volume breeds volume.

2 Mar 15 - Pioneer carbon trader Nigel Brunel is calling for liquidity in the New Zealand market.

Govt vows to ask public about emissions target

Russel Norman ... disappointed.

2 Mar 15 - The Government will consult the public over New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Let's cut emissions, not worry about how

2 Mar 15 - Australia had an emissions trading scheme with a fixed price; it was one good way to encourage carbon cuts throughout the economy.

ETS nothing but 'words, fishhooks and traps,' says Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... defective law.

23 Feb 15 - New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme legislation is so full of “words, fishhooks and traps” that giving sound legal advice on it to businesses is almost impossible, says one of our leading legal...

Help our green businesses, pleads academic

Juliet Roper ... too expensive.

23 Feb 15 - New Zealand businesses want the Government to step up to protect the country’s 100% Pure brand.

Jobs v environment: the debate Queensland can end

Annastacia Palaszczuk ... can she deliver?

23 Feb 15 - Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party.

Politicians sign cross-party climate change pact

Andrew Little ... we need a broker.

16 Feb 15 - British politicians have signed a ground-breaking agreement on climate change.


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