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Big business calls on Biden to double US climate target

Today 11:45am - More than 300 businesses have called on President Joe Biden to nearly double U.S. targets to reduce planet-warming emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.

Report calls for end of carbon gluttony

Today 11:45am - The world’s wealthy must radically change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

Climate change study win marine biologist a PM science prize

Today 11:45am - Media Release - When Dr Christopher Cornwall began his biological research career, three unanswered questions bothered him about how climate change might affect marine organisms.

Agriculture and energy sector account for 90 per cent of emissions

Tuesday - Agriculture and the energy sector accounted for 90 per cent of New Zealand’s gross greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, according to the Ministry of the Environment’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 – 2019 released today.

Bill requires finance sector to disclose climate risks

Tuesday - A Bill requiring the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their business and explain how they manage climate-related risks has its first reading in Parliament this week.

Biden in risky talks to save Amazon

Tuesday - The US is negotiating a multi-billion dollar climate deal with Brazil that observers fear could help the reelection of president Jair Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance in the Amazon.

Unions call for a just transition

Monday - Unions are calling for large-scale public investment as part of a “just transition” to a carbon-zero future in their submissions to the Climate Commission’s draft report.

Greenlanders vote for the environment

Monday - A fight over Greenland's rich oil, gas and mineral deposits is raging, as global warming melts ice and exposes rich reserves. Now Greenlanders are struggling to balance economic growth and...

NZ emissions down, household emissions up

Friday - The good news is that New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in the year to December 2020, the not so good news is that that same month saw household emissions reach their highest ever...

The week in review

Photo Credit: RNZ

Friday - The week that was: The PM accepts invite to virtual climate summit; slow burn on coal boiler shutdown; renewable energy stocks tumble, and the kids hit the streets.

Best by the rest...

Friday - Every week journalists across the New Zealand media produce dozens of stories about climate change. We thought we'd start linking to some of the best from the preceding week each Friday. Here goes...

15000 ClimCom submissions

Friday - Just over a week since submissions closed on the Climate Change Commission’s first draft advice to the Government, the commission says it is making good progress on reviewing feedback.

NSW's big ugly coal problem

Friday - On Wednesday this week, the New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro stood next to a train packed with coal, hurtling past metres away as he...

Spike in Arctic lightening could be due to climate change

Friday - Climate change may be sparking more lightning in the Arctic, a study has found.


8 Apr 21 - Ten years ago, the Government issued more than nine million carbon credits to the owners of post-1989 forests.

Bitcoin emissions threaten China's climate targets

8 Apr 21 - China powers nearly 80 per cent of the global cryptocurrencies trade, but the energy required could jeopardise its pledge to peak carbon emissions by 2030.

Frequent flyers should pay more

Thai Airways first class cabin: It’s the rich that fly most and do most damage to the climate.
Photo Credit: Image: By Richard Moross, via Wikimedia Commons

8 Apr 21 - Wealthy frequent flyers who take several holidays a year should pay higher taxes each time they fly, a British charity says.

Marine species fleeing equator

8 Apr 21 - With tropical fish and other marine creatures already shifting south along Australia’s east coast, a new global study involving a USC ecology researcher has confirmed a drop in species numbers in...

Call for finance sector regulation

7 Apr 21 - New regulations requiring the financial sector to disclose the greenhouse gas emission of their investment portfolios are needed, the Sustainable Business Network says in its submission to the...

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