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Big names line up for Green Ribbon Awards

11 May 16 - The national airline, both major supermarket companies, one of the world’s largest technology companies, and a company that makes flexible pipes are among the finalists in the Government’s Green Ribbon Awards.

Here’s a way to make carbon markets work better

11 Apr 16 - Carbon markets could play a crucial role in delivering promises made at the Paris climate conference.

The case for a carbon tax on airline flight tickets

6 Apr 16 - After years of delay, the international aviation industry is inching its way toward bringing its greenhouse emissions under some form of regulation.

Air NZ emissions move wins global support

5 Apr 16 - Air New Zealand’s move to offset greenhouse gas emissions from its aircraft by supporting the restoration of native forests is picking up international momentum.

Air NZ's looking at biofuels again ... but will they work?

Jatropha crop

15 Mar 16 - Air New Zealand is investigating biofuels again – but an international expert says it is unlikely to do much to cut the greenhouse gas emissions.

Aviation losing emissions battle, say academics

8 Mar 16 - Climate-damaging emissions from aviation will continue to rise despite the best efforts of the airline industry to make air travel sustainable, a new study co-authored by a University of Otago researcher suggests.

New aviation rules will just delay the heavy lifting

15 Feb 16 - There appeared to be some rare good news this week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.


Could a levy on air and shipping fuel sink emissions?

2 Feb 16 - Global agreements to aim for “well below” 2deg warming are nice enough, but now it’s time to develop some detailed policies to help us to get there.

Are electric vehicles really the best option?

18 Jan 16 - Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest car manufacturer to announce its entry into the world’s first fully electric racing series – the FIA Formula E World Championship.

Meet the fossil fuel firms paying for Paris

15 Dec 15 - In their recent book Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction, Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg argue that “the reputation risk that flows from an...

Travel industry slashes carbon emissions

16 Nov 15 - Many of the world’s biggest travel and tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20 per cent in the past decade and are on course to halve carbon dioxide emissions by 2035, according...

Why we need a world agreement on agri emissions

2 Nov 15 - Pushing for a global agreement on agricultural emissions could benefit the climate and trade, says one of our leading climate scientists.

Quality emissions key to airline offsets

27 Oct 15 - International aviation could meet climate commitments using only high-quality emission reductions, a new report shows.

Air NZ backs global carbon market call

Photo Credit: TV3

12 Oct 15 - Air New Zealand appears to support a global carbon market for the aviation industry.

UN offers Kyoto credits direct to public

28 Sep 15 - The United Nations is offering Kyoto-compliant carbon credits directly to the public.

India in disarray over strategy on global warming

A 'clean and green' sign outside a coal-burning power station near Kolkata.

21 Sep 15 - Researchers in India say its action on climate change is suffering because, unlike China, it has not developed the institutions needed to co-ordinate policy.

Climate change efforts are hurting Africa’s rural poor

21 Sep 15 - In recent years there has been significant movement toward land acquisition in developing countries to establish forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution elsewhere in the. This is often...

Are electric aircraft the future or just wishful thinking?

31 Aug 15 - The future of aviation is dependent on finding an alternative power source. Is electricity the answer?

A carbon tax for South Africa: why a pragmatic approach makes sense

Major emitters of fossil fuels in South Africa are opposed to a carbon tax.

10 Aug 15 - The furore over the carbon tax in South Africa that is playing itself out both in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse.


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