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WEAK WORDS: We need clear advice, says watchdog

Thursday - New Zealandís top environmental watchdog says that officials should be issuing clear warnings and advice about the implications of climate change.

Bill and I haven't talked sea level, admits Bennett

Paula Bennett

Thursday - Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says she has not asked Finance Minister Bill English to set up a working group to assess the economic impacts of rising sea levels, as recommended by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Politicians not helping, says climate academic

James Renwick

Wednesday - Carbon dioxide emissions are rising faster than ever Ė and political claims that population growth is causing it donít help, says one of New Zealandís leading climate scientists.

EMISSIONS EDICT: Time to act, says Toyota chief

Alistair Davis

24 Jun 16 - New Zealand businesses should now be asking how they are going to cut emissions in line with the countryís international pledges Ė even if those commitments are not yet going far enough, says Toyota New Zealand managing director Alistair Davis.

Officials tell why we need a carbon price floor

23 Jun 16 - A carbon price floor would be challenging but would give businesses certainty and guarantee foresters a price that made planting trees worthwhile, officials told the Government.

NZ unlikely to use banked credits, says minister

Paula Bennett

22 Jun 16 - The Government is unlikely to use New Zealandís banked carbon credits to make-good on hot-air credits we have already surrendered internationally, a Parliamentary select committee has heard.

Bennett vows to hold carbon price at $25

Paula Bennett

21 Jun 16 - New Zealandís carbon price cap will not rise above $25 for a long time Ė but neither will it go down, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett has told a select committee.


Why we're getting it wrong on growth of cities

Iain White

14 Jun 16 - New Zealand is failing to use joined-up thinking when it comes to preparing for the impacts of climate change, says the head of environmental planning at Waikato University.

$20b Brownlee: We're doing all we can for climate

Gerry Brownlee

10 Jun 16 - Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is making every effort it can to cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions.

SEA-RISE RISK: We're facing damage worth billions

9 Jun 16 - More than a billion dollars worth of New Zealandís road and rail networks is at risk from rising sea levels caused by climate change, a Ministry of Transport report says.

YES! We have ideas ... lots of them

1 Jun 16 - The organisers of yesterdayís Yes We Can! seminar on how to transition the New Zealand energy system to a low-carbon future have got a good problem Ė too many ideas.

Southern long-fin eels to go it alone

1 Jun 16 - Management of at-risk native long-fin eels in the South Island is to be separated from management of their short-fin cousins.

How we can slash emissions from industrial buildings

31 May 16 - New Zealand could cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a million tonnes a year by 2030 through better energy management in commercial buildings, says the Energy Management Association.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: We're being taught not to waste it

31 May 16 - New Zealanders are about to get lessons in how not to waste food.

Diplomat takes on agriculture emissions job

Hayden Montgomry

31 May 16 - New Zealandís Ambassador to Argentina has got a new job Ė selling the importance of finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Funding round opens for emissions research

31 May 16 - The fourth round of the funding for research to cut agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is open.

Government to snaffle 1:2 subsidy revenue

27 May 16 - Revenue from the scrapping of the one-for-two subsidy will not be earmarked to fund emissions-reduction policies.

So, what does it mean for climate change?

27 May 16 - Whatís in the Budget for climate change?

What they said ...

27 May 16 - Budget Ė what they said on the removal of the one-for-two carbon subsidy:


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