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Revealed: the cost of climate change

Friday - Lack of government leadership means New Zealand business, society, infrastructure and the land itself are exposed to billions of dollars worth of potential damage from the impacts of climate change, the Government has been told.

This time, climate officials hope for a bit more action

Paula Bennett

Wednesday - In late 2015, officials gave new climate minister Paula Bennett as list of five things they thought should be done over the next two years.

Big investors put pressure on carbon emitters

Wednesday - The biggest New Zealand and Australia institutional investors are among more than 225 global investors with more than $37.5 trillion in assets under management promising to “engage” the world’s largest emitting companies to act on climate change.

Climate commission will look at farm emissions

James Shaw

Tuesday - Climate minister James Shaw says the new climate commission will play a role in dealing with agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

Ardern and Shaw to miss big day out in Paris

Monday - Neither Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern nor climate minister James Shaw will be at the One Planet Summit Day in Paris tomorrow.

Business chiefs call for carbon transparency

Monday - Leading chief financial officers, chairs of pension funds and the chief executives of global accounting bodies – including one from New Zealand - are calling for transparency about carbon exposure.

Outlook grim for warmer Auckland, warns report

7 Dec 17 - Floods, fires, droughts, storms, slips, pests and diseases are Auckland’s future, threatening primary production and human health, warns a new report.


It's time to act on our oceans, say scientists

5 Dec 17 - New Zealand needs to start planning now for the impacts climate change will have on its oceans and fisheries, scientists say.

SHAW THING: Business needs to get into gear

4 Dec 17 - New climate minister James Shaw has a clear message for business: get your house in order because New Zealand is decarbonising ... fast.

C'mon Kiwis, says economist, show the world how

Charles Kolstad

1 Dec 17 - New Zealand is being challenged to show the world how to decarbonise without tanking.

Climate commission might have carbon price role

30 Nov 17 - The climate commission – one of the Government’s promises for its first 100 days in office – is likely to play a role in setting carbon prices, the new climate minister says.

New report has dire climate-change warnings

29 Nov 17 - As many as one in six species faces extinction as a result of climate change, scientists are warning in a new report.

Capt Cook's karaka leaves hold clues to our changing climate

29 Nov 17 - Karaka leaves gathered by naturalists on board HM Bark Endeavour nearly 250 years ago are helping today’s researchers to understand climate change.

November shapes up as record dry month

24 Nov 17 - Parts of New Zealand are on track for the driest November on record.

Two global reports slam NZ's poor climate record

23 Nov 17 - New climate minister James Shaw might have wowed the world with his rhetoric at international climate talks last week, but it’s on the policies of his predecessor that New Zealand is still being...

Dairying sees green as the new colour of business

22 Nov 17 - Climate change and other environmental risks now rank higher than economic issues in the minds of business and political leaders, according to a new report by New Zealand’s dairy industry.

Te Kuha coal mine first test for new minister

22 Nov 17 - Deciding whether to let a new opencast coal mine go ahead on the West Coast will be the first real test of the new government’s conservation policy, says an anti-coal mining lobby group.

SERIOUS SCIENCE: Soon it will be too late

21 Nov 17 - New Zealand scientists are among more than 15,000 warning humans they have precious little time left to change their ways and avoid environmental and social disaster.

Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

17 Nov 17 - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.


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