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Sandrine Dixson-Declève ... others must follow.

Business leaders cast wary eye over latest EU plans

Today 10:00am - International business leaders say that the success of new climate and energy plans for Europe hang on how effectively they are implemented.

Building performance in spotlight at Green Property Summit

Today 10:00am - MEDIA RELEASE: The real-world performance of ‘green’ development will be under the microscope at next month’s Green Property Summit in Auckland

ETS nothing but 'words, fishhooks and traps,' says Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... defective law.

23 Feb 15 - New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme legislation is so full of “words, fishhooks and traps” that giving sound legal advice on it to businesses is almost impossible, says one of our leading legal minds.

New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

APP welcomes Rainforest Alliance report

16 Feb 15 - MEDIA RELEASE: Forest Conservation Policy Asia Pulp & Paper has welcomed the Rainforest Alliance independent evaluation of its

Iwi leaders lose climate change champion

Dr Apirana Mahuika ... influential.

9 Feb 15 - One of New Zealand’s most influential leaders on climate change has died.

Climate debt grows as Australia messes about

9 Feb 15 - Policy procrastination over climate change is costing Australia money, a new analysis shows.


New labelling rules steer shoppers clear of palm oil

Orangutans ... losing homes to palm oil.

9 Feb 15 - By RUTH EVANS.- A European Union decision to give consumers more information about the food they buy could mean good news for tropical countries whose forests are threatened by the expanding trade in...

Yes minister, but ...

Greg Hunt ... missing the point.

2 Feb 15 - In a piece published in the Guardian recently, Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt was purported to have once again rejected claims that a price on carbon would benefit emissions reduction...

NZUs remain steady

28 Jan 15 - NZUs continue to remain a $5.85/$6.05 market, with no volume changing hands this week to-date.

Forest owners seek truth about dairying

27 Jan 15 - Foresters are calling for an honest analysis of the costs of the intensification of dairying.

The economic cost of climate change: time for new math

27 Jan 15 - Climate change is as much an economic problem as an environmental one. The effects of climate change, such as damage from more severe weather or health problems from higher temperatures, will impose...

UN stresses need for genetic diversity

27 Jan 15 - Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected, according...

World wood production just grows and grows

22 Dec 14 - Global wood production has recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009 and is showing steady growth for the fourth consecutive year.

Australia's emissions targets are heading in the wrong direction

22 Dec 14 - Australia’s emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases are going up and up – and are set to rise by more than 50% over 1990 levels by 2020, according to new research.

Climate expert: It's all smoke and mirrors, Mr Groser

Professor Ralph Sims ... minister is wrong.

15 Dec 14 - New Zealand is using smoke and mirrors to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, when it could get there by using clean heating and transport technologies, says one of our leading scientists.

We're facing a $3b carbon crisis ... and it could be worse

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand has a $3 billion carbon headache looming – and Treasury says that’s the conservative estimate.

The country needs a carbon budget, says pressure group

8 Dec 14 - A climate change lobby group is calling for a national carbon budget and legally binding emissions reduction targets.

Groser has a cunning plan (but he won't say what it is)

Tim Groser ... pushing the envelope.

8 Dec 14 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says New Zealand will “push the envelope” on post-2020 emissions reductions.


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