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New leaders have serious climate job to do

Today 11:00am - Whichever political party forms a government this afternoon has a critical job preparing New Zealand for the impacts of climate change and in getting the country’s emissions under control.

Egypt shaped by volcanoes and climate change

Today 11:00am - Volcanic eruptions and climate change have been linked to periods of social unrest and the eventual downfall one of Ancient Egypt's most famous dynasties.

Emissions register ready to take on water trading

Wednesday - New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Register is ready to trade in other “environmental commodities” such as water.

NZ fires first COP23 shots in Fiji today

Tuesday - Acting climate minister Paula Bennett will deliver New Zealand’s opening statement at the pre-COP climate talks in Fiji today.

Officials vow to step up work on climate change

Vicky Robertson

13 Oct 17 - New Zealand might not have an elected government just now, but officials are promising to step up on climate change.

MEMO MPs: The country needs a climate commission

12 Oct 17 - Politicians negotiating to form a new government have again been told that action on climate change is a priority for business and society.

NZ all talk on farm emissions, says UK climate chief

Lord Deben

12 Oct 17 - New Zealand is not playing the leading role in research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture that it says it is, says the head of the United Kingdom’s Climate Committee.


Why National should lead on climate commission

Lord Deben

11 Oct 17 - The National Party should support a climate commission, says a former Conservative British Cabinet minister.

Westpac backs climate commission and budget

Karen Silk

11 Oct 17 - Westpac supports New Zealand adopting a United Kingdom-style climate commission and budget setting.

EY finds smart investors dodging carbon exposure

Dr Matthew Bell

11 Oct 17 - Two-thirds of the investors surveyed by international accountancy company EY have already changed their investments because of carbon exposure.

FIRE FACT: Heat goes on the East Coast

10 Oct 17 - A large swathe of the East Coast will be at risk of fire for at least half of the year by the end of the century, a conference in Auckland has heard.

Toyota urges NZ to get out of big-emitting cars

10 Oct 17 - New Zealanders are buying bigger cars, damaging the country’s chances of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, say Toyota New Zealand chief Alistair Davis.

Climatecoin lines up the carbon markets

9 Oct 17 - Blockchain – the technology developed by cryptocurrency pioneer Bitcoin to knock financial intermediaries out of transactions – has the carbon markets in its sights.

Ministry denies cutting climate aid to Pacific

9 Oct 17 - New Zealand is denying an accusation that it is cutting its climate aid to the Pacific.

NZ cuts climate aid to Pacific, says report

6 Oct 17 - New Zealand is being accused of cutting climate finance to the Pacific.

WATCHDOG WARNS: Act now or face 'great risk'

5 Oct 17 - New Zealand will be stuck with high-emitting technologies if it doesn’t move to cut emissions soon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning.

Dairy group backs big climate change targets

3 Oct 17 - A dairy industry group supports carbon budgeting and the concept of a climate commission, and says New Zealand should be carbon neutral.

It's a big task keeping aircraft running in a warming world

3 Oct 17 - Climate change is forcing airport planners to rethink plane and runway design, since many of them are susceptible to excessive heat and at risk of sea level rise from coasts and rivers.

Europe playing a two-faced climate change game

3 Oct 17 - EU member states risk undermining the diminishing confidence Europeans have in the union by playing a two-faced game on climate change.


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