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Republican rise ... firmly in control.

Election rout blow to US climate change role

10 Nov 14 - The role of the United States in confronting the global climate crisis has been cast into serious doubt after an election that stacked the deck in Congress in favor of fossil fuel industries.

What the politicians said ...

Tim Groser ... playing our part.

3 Nov 14 - All three of New Zealand's major political parties say that the IPCC's latest call on climate change is important.

Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens green trade deal

28 Oct 14 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens a green trade deal that could ultimately do more to reduce carbon emissions than international climate agreements such as the failed Kyoto Protocol.

Chile's new tax could open carbon doors for NZ

Dr Suzi Kerr ... enormous opportunities.

20 Oct 14 - Chileís new carbon tax potentially offers New Zealand an opportunity to offset some of its own agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, says economist Dr Suzi Kerr.

Anxious foresters await review of foreign credits ban

13 Oct 14 - A controversial decision to make foresters the only emitters banned from using cheap foreign carbon credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions is under review.

Beehive stays silent on emissions target

Tim Groser ... undecided.

13 Oct 14 - The Government remains mum on New Zealandís 2030 emissions reduction target.

VOILA! A simple new way to put a price on global carbon

13 Oct 14 - A team of French academics has proposed an international carbon trading system, whereby countries with the highest average CO2 emissions pay the most.


Sick seas could cost us billions, UN warns

13 Oct 14 - The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a new report.

MIA ... but it doesn't mean China's not interested

Xi Jinping ... forging ahead.

29 Sep 14 - There were a few notable absentees among the more than 120 world leaders gathered in New York for last week's United Nations Climate Summit - and perhaps most notable of all was the head of the...

Would a climate change treaty be enough?

29 Sep 14 - Do we need a climate treaty, or could a simple political deal based on national pledges work just as well?

Scientists plead for cuts to ballooning fossil fuel emissions

22 Sep 14 - Scientists are calling for rapid cuts in the use of fossil fuels in the wake of data out today showing we have almost used up our fossil-fuel credit.

There's more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

16 Sep 14 - With the failure of international agreements to fight climate change, the way is open to viewing the role of renewables as more than agents for reducing carbon emissions. Indeed, is it possible for...

Ten more years is too late, says Nobel winner

Professor Yan T Lee ... out of 10, we're at 9.

1 Sep 14 - Negotiating a global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol at climate change talks in Paris next year is critical to the survival of society, a visiting Nobel Prize-winning scientist says.

Foresters like look of climate commission

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners like the Labour Party's plan to set up an independent climate commission.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labourís climate change policy, released yesterday.

Study holds out little hope for climate solutions

25 Aug 14 - An effective treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will probably remain elusive, according to a new research study, because the steps likely to win political agreement would be ineffective, while...

Register holds 150 million NZUs

11 Aug 14 - More than 150 million NZUs are being held in accounts in the Emissions Units Register.

Greens have a tempting carbon tax idea

11 Aug 14 - A carbon price is still the best and fairest way to achieve emissions cuts, but as Australia and New Zealand show, itís not easy to get it right. How could carbon pricing be improved?

Why the Chinese leadership puts China first

11 Aug 14 - By KAROLINA WYSOCZANSKA.- During Chinese premier Li Keqiangís last visit to Britain, China signed a series of deals on energy and low carbon technology, and a declaration of cooperation on climate...


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