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Protesters again take aim at mining industry

Monday - The mining sector is positioning itself as part of the solution to climate change, as protesters gear up to disrupt the industry’s annual gathering this week.

Lawmakers eye climate risk disclosure rules

Friday - Companies in New Zealand could face compulsory climate-risk disclosure through new accounting standards.

Zero carbon bill submissions open

Friday - Submissions on the zero-carbon bill are open.

NZ plays different carbon game home and away

Thursday - The gap between New Zealand’s international emissions reduction pledge and what it plans to do at home is big enough to drive an electric bus through.

Climate-wise Smith warns of blind commitment

Wednesday - New Zealand’s political elder statesman on climate change is warning of a potential gilets jeune-style backlash against the costs of climate action.

National MPs chew over zero carbon bill

21 May 19 - National Party MPs are meeting this morning to decide whether they will support the Government’s zero carbon bill.

NZ drives global nature-first campaign

20 May 19 - New Zealand is leading a push to use nature to avert a climate catastrophe.


Tourism sector must toe the line, says minister

16 May 19 - The Government’s new Tourism Strategy released today says the sector must “play its role” in dealing with climate change.

METHANE MOVES: Give poos a chance

Brian Cox

15 May 19 - Technologies like turning human waste into electricity could meet a large chunk of the Government's 2030 methane reduction target.

UN chief pushes case for carbon taxes

Antonio Guterres and Climate Minister James Shaw

14 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says income taxes should be replaced with carbon taxes.

OPINION: With methane, no time like the present

13 May 19 - Organic farmer and former Green Party co-leader JEANETTE FITZSIMONS says farmers can cut methane now while increasing farm profits.

Investment firms issue climate warnings

13 May 19 - Two major financial companies are issuing warnings to investors over climate change.

Climate effort gets thumbs-up from UN chief

13 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is praising New Zealand’s efforts on climate change.

How ZCB puts onus on Government to explain

10 May 19 - The Government will have to explain why it ignores any recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme from the proposed Climate Change Commission, officials say.

Public wants climate action now, new poll shows

9 May 19 - A poll to be released today shows a majority of New Zealanders – including National Party supporters - think the country needs to take action now on climate change.

How much methane will farmers have to cut?

9 May 19 - New Zealand’s farmers might have to reduce methane emissions from animals by nearly four million tonnes a year under the Government’s climate change plans.

Taranaki to be nation's clean-energy capital

9 May 19 - Taranaki will be home to a $27 million clean-energy centre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just announced.

Carbon bill offers softer touch to farm emissions

8 May 19 - New Zealand’s agricultural emissions will be cut – but not as much as other gases.

NZ call for climate emergency as UN report hits

7 May 19 - New Zealand is being asked to declare a climate emergency just as the world is again reminded of the precarious state of the planet.


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