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Treasury gives official nod to natural capital

Friday - Treasury is, for the first time, including New Zealand’s natural capital in its long-term thinking – including the value of the country’s clean-green brand.

Bennett talks 'range of issues' with China climate envoy

Monday - New Zealand and China have held their first ministerial meeting under the bilateral carbon agreement.

Inaction means public could lose faith in climate leaders

17 Feb 17 - New Zealand’s “limited and largely ineffectual actions” on climate change risk undermining public confidence in our policy makers, say the authors of the latest Public Perceptions of the Environment report to be released today.

Treasury wants a word about carbon exposure

16 Feb 17 - A little of Treasury’s thinking on how to protect the economy from carbon exposure has been revealed – including a hint that it wants to talk to the business community.

University report slams Government energy policies

15 Feb 17 - The Government’s energy policies take a battering in new research from Otago University.

Forced divesting could be costly, warns Treasury

14 Feb 17 - TREASURY says that forcing government agencies to divest from unethical funds could be expensive.

Climate change research gets $2 million boost

14 Feb 17 - The Deep South National Science Challenge has announced funding totalling about $2 million for five new research projects to help New Zealanders to better understand their future climate.

EDITORIAL: Numbers show the game is up

13 Feb 17 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Try these numbers: Humans are causing the climate to change at 170 times the natural rate. Our “carbon budget” to keep warming below 1.5deg will be used up in five years....

Should we build on green spaces to ease housing crises?

10 Feb 17 - In Auckland, plans to build houses on the Pt England Reserve - home of endangered New Zealand dotterels - is highlighting the tension between housing people and nature. But it's not the only city...

Relying on foreign credits dangerous, say officials

9 Feb 17 - New Zealand cannot rely on international carbon credits to meet its emissions reductions targets after 2030, officials have told the Government, warning that credits could be expensive and in short...

We need an environment offsets market, says TOP

8 Feb 17 - New Zealand needs a strong market in environmental offsets, says Gareth Morgan’s The Opportunities Party.

Polyol levy plan attracts three submissions

7 Feb 17 - Three people have made submissions on Government plans to put a carbon charge on imported goods containing polyol.

Linking carbon market would be a clever move

1 Feb 17 - New Zealand could cut the cost of meeting its international emissions reductions targets by linking its carbon market to emerging markets in Asia.

Deadline looms for say on energy strategy

25 Jan 17 - Anyone with a view on how New Zealand should manage energy production and use has just under two weeks left to have a say.

MORGAN'S MESSAGE: You pollute, you pay

24 Jan 17 - POLLUTERS will pay under Gareth Morgan’s TOP party. And it will be good for business, he says.

Officials eye impact of carbon exposure on investments

20 Dec 16 - Government officials are talking about the potential impact of carbon exposure on investments.

New ways are Labour's way, says Little

19 Dec 16 - Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he’s backing the low-carbon economy as the future for New Zealand.

Bennett stands alone in climate change portfolio

19 Dec 16 - The climate portfolio is now held by the deputy prime minister – the highest ranking it has ever had in New Zealand.

Earthquake delays emissions inventory

14 Dec 16 - Last month’s 7.8 earthquake will delay the publication of New Zealand’s next Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

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