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Paula Bennett

Bennett: We'll have to revisit emissions cuts

Thursday - New Zealand will take another look at its post-2020 emissions reduction target once it has ratified the Paris Agreement, the climate change minister says.

Floods sound call to sea-level action, say Greens

Eugenie Sage

Wednesday - Floods in Kapiti and Waitara last weekend show why the Government must take action over rising sea levels caused by climate change, says the Green Party.

PARIS POSER: We must sign the pledge ... but when?

Tuesday - An announcement is imminent on the tricky question of when New Zealand will ratify the Paris Agreement.

Pest-free state could help to control climate changes

Tuesday - The Government’s mission to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050 could have a positive spin-off for the battle against a warming climate.

Our forests key to the future, say scientists

22 Jul 16 - Heavy-emitting businesses could be buying more than $500 million worth of forestry credits a year by 2025, says the Crown Research Institute Scion.

UN awards us a fail mark for handling of environment

22 Jul 16 - New Zealand’s poor environmental management – including action on climate change and sustainable agriculture – has scored it a fail mark on five of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Labour-Greens vow to champion clean-energy business

James Shaw

21 Jul 16 - Clean-tech manufacturing would have a seat at the Cabinet table under a Labour-Greens government.


Let's not rush carbon tax, says economist

Adolf Stroombergen

21 Jul 16 - Research results saying New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme should be investigated further before being adopted as policy, says an economist involved in emissions...

How farmers, big emitters blow our carbon budget

20 Jul 16 - More than 90 per cent of New Zealand’s carbon budget for the 2020s will be spent on subsidising agriculture and trade-exposed heavy emitters, government estimates show.

Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

Paula Bennett

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the...

Why we need a carbon tax ... as well as an ETS

Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi

18 Jul 16 - New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme if it is to meet its promise to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, new research shows.

CLIMATE COSTS: Someone needs to be responsible

18 Jul 16 - A Climate Responsibility Act is being mooted to protect New Zealand from irresponsible environmental management in the same way the Fiscal Responsibility Act protects it from irresponsible financial...

Bennett keen to talk with opposition parties

Paula Bennett

8 Jul 16 - Climate change minister Paula Bennett says she wants to talk to other political parties.

Climate change website dries up

8 Jul 16 - The Government’s climate change website – a one-stop shop for all climate-related Government business– is no more.

CLIMATE CRUNCH: Is the political ice beginning to melt?

Kennedy Graham

7 Jul 16 - Cross-party political agreement on climate change action might have come a step closer.

Greens slam Government for climate failures

Eugenie Sage

6 Jul 16 - The Government is failing to prepare New Zealand for the impacts of climate change – and has slashed millions of dollars of funding for domestic policy advice on the issue, the Green Party says.

BURNING ISSUE: One fire service way to go, say Greens

6 Jul 16 - Amalgamation of the country’s two fire services should help them to prepare for the impacts of climate change – more fires and floods, says Green Party environment spokesperson Eugenie Sage.

Global bond market mobilises for climate change

5 Jul 16 - Nearly $NZ100 billion has been invested in climate bonds, a new global report says.

ETS changes you might not know about ...

NZ Steel plant

4 Jul 16 - The public attention might be on the Government’s review of the Emissions Trading Scheme. But behind the headlines other, quiet, changes are being made.


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