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Scientists plead for cuts to ballooning fossil fuel emissions

Monday - Scientists are calling for rapid cuts in the use of fossil fuels in the wake of data out today showing we have almost used up our fossil-fuel credit.

Political parties fail to get the sustainability message through

Jacqueline Ireland ... key messages missing.

Monday - New Zealandersí support for a shift to a sustainable economy is growing, according to new research from Colmar Brunton.

If the PM doesn't worry about climate change, why should we?

John Key ... rich, so he must be right

Monday - New Zealanders are taking their cue on climate change from the Prime Minister, says social trends researcher Jill Caldwell.

Growth and greening now go together, says Stern study

Lord Stern ... high-quality growth.

Monday - Governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together, says a major new report by a commission of global leaders.

It's simple ... either you believe, or you don't

John Key ... has failed to listen.

16 Sep 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- Voters in this weekendís general election face a simple choice when it comes to climate change Ė you either believe it is a real and massive problem requiring transformation of the economy, or you donít.

Labour vows to build $100m clean-tech fund

David Cunliffe ... wealth fund.

16 Sep 14 - A Labour Government would put $100 million a year into clean-tech companies.

Beehive buys fight with business climate crusader

Phillip Mills ... the worst government since Muldoon's.

8 Sep 14 - The Government has locked horns with one of New Zealandís leading business people over climate change and the new economy.


NZ needs to be in China now, says carbon trader

8 Sep 14 - New Zealand should be knocking on Chinaís door now if it wants to exploit huge potential from that countryís apparent determination to put a national emissions trading scheme in place in 2016, says a...

Are we doing an America's Cup on new-tech, asks investor

Nick Gerritsen ... NZ locked in the past.

8 Sep 14 - New Zealand is in danger of seeing its plans to be a leader of the new technology go the same way as our last Americaís Cup challenge, says clean-tech investor Nick Gerritsen.

We've got the world's lowest carbon prices

8 Sep 14 - New Zealand has the lowest carbon prices in the world, the World Bank says.

Labour vows to scrap emitters' one-for-two deal

1 Sep 14 - The one-for-two deal that halves emittersí carbon liabilities would be scrapped by a Labour government.

NZ First backs iwi $600m carbon claim

Mere Takoko ... getting smarter.

1 Sep 14 - New Zealand First supports an iwi leadersí bid to raise carbon prices.

Ten more years is too late, says Nobel winner

Professor Yan T Lee ... out of 10, we're at 9.

1 Sep 14 - Negotiating a global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol at climate change talks in Paris next year is critical to the survival of society, a visiting Nobel Prize-winning scientist says.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labourís climate change policy, released yesterday.

COMMENT: Jeepers, John, you forgot the environment

John Key ... nothing doing.

25 Aug 14 - Prime Minister John Key launched Nationalís election campaign yesterday without mentioning the environment.

Groser agrees to talk climate with Labour, Greens

Tim Groser ... climate debate.

25 Aug 14 - David Parker, Russel Norman and Tim Groser will go head-to-head on climate policy next week.

Companies call for politicians to get serious about sustainability

Brett Tomkins ... mainstream.

18 Aug 14 - Companies representing a quarter of the New Zealand economy are calling on all political parties to make a long-term commitment to sustainable business.

Business needs to make climate change stand

Dr Suzi Kerr ... major issue.

18 Aug 14 - There is still an element of climate change scepticism in New Zealand business, says a leading policy analyst.

Experts pinpoint what emissions cost economy

Professor Les Oxley ... international price.

18 Aug 14 - For the first time, economists have put a financial cost on the impact of greenhouse gases released by the industrialisation of developed countries.


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