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Shaw applauds China's work on climate change

Friday - China’s action on climate change makes New Zealand look like its “pussy-footing around”, says climate minister James Shaw.

Spotlight goes on NZ climate aid to Pacific

Thursday - New Zealand’s support for Pacific countries threatened by climate change will be under the spotlight in Fiji next week.

Latest ETS review kicks off next month

Wednesday - Consultation on the next review of the Emissions Trading Scheme will start next month.

Ngai Tahu targets a million native trees

Tuesday - Ngai Tahu is planting a million native trees and converting some of its farms to horticulture as part of its strategy to deal with climate change.

Banks face divestment pressure from councils

16 Jul 18 - Banks can expect pressure from the country’s largest urban authorities to get their money out of fossil-fuel investment.

Act or face financial crisis, warns leading banker

Adrian Orr

13 Jul 18 - New central bank head Adrian Orr is warning of financial crisis and mass social unrest if the world doesn’t urgently address climate change.

Big Business makes public climate promises

12 Jul 18 - Details of support for the Zero Carbon Bill by businesses responsible for half the country’s greenhouse gas emissions have emerged today.

Farmers like the idea of opting in to ETS

Andrew Hoggard

12 Jul 18 - Farmers could be interested into opting into the Emissions Trading Scheme – if the settings are right.

Let farmers opt in to ETS, says regional council

11 Jul 18 - Farmers should be able to opt into the Emissions Trading Scheme so they can get credit for introducing climate-friendly practices, says the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

GAS GROWTH: The answer lies in feedback loops

10 Jul 18 - Greenhouse gases escaping from wetlands and permafrost could slash the world’s carbon budget by nearly a quarter, scientists say.

Super fund joins in global pressure on companies

9 Jul 18 - New Zealand’s $39 billion public retirement fund is among major investors applying renewed pressure to carbon-intensive industries.

We don't want to be like Australia, says Vector

6 Jul 18 - One of the 53 big companies stepping up to publicly support the Zero Carbon Bill says it doesn’t want New Zealand’s climate policy to end up like that of Australia.

Poll shows majority ready to act on emissions

3 Jul 18 - Two-thirds of New Zealanders are prepared to take action to cut greenhouse gas emissions – although half might require some level of personal interest to take action, a new poll suggests.

Big Business gets ready to back carbon neutrality

28 Jun 18 - Fifty-three of New Zealand’s biggest companies - including major players in the farming, forestry and fishing industries - appear to be ready to announce their support for the Zero Carbon Bill.

Get climate house in order, Trustpower tells Govt

26 Jun 18 - Energy company Trustpower says the Government needs to use “joined-up thinking” on climate change.

Government might aim for more carbon cuts

25 Jun 18 - The Government might increase New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

Govt hears of value in overseas carbon credits

20 Jun 18 - Access to international carbon credits could lower the cost of decarbonising the economy, the Government has been told.

Our cities in the 30-year climate firing line

20 Jun 18 - New Zealanders are among the billions of city dwellers who will be hit by the impacts of climate change within three decades, a new report shows.

OPINION: If energy grew on trees

20 Jun 18 - By JONATHAN McKEOWN | It is always refreshing when structures and processes work as they were designed to. It’s an absolute triumph when it involves the public sector, an industry body and business.

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