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Professor Ralph Sims ... minister is wrong.

Climate expert: It's all smoke and mirrors, Mr Groser

Monday - New Zealand is using smoke and mirrors to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, when it could get there by using clean heating and transport technologies, says one of our leading scientists.

Climate talks off on the rocky road to Paris

Monday - A deal struck in Lima between 196 nations today leaves open the possibility of saving the planet from dangerous overheating. But its critics say the prospects of success are now slim.

We're facing a $3b carbon crisis ... and it could be worse

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand has a $3 billion carbon headache looming – and Treasury says that’s the conservative estimate.

Govt hopes Kyoto credits will cover emissions blow-out

1 Dec 14 - The Government will use international Kyoto credits received in what’s known as the KP1 true-up to cover its emissions blow-out.

Lima climate talks ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

1 Dec 14 - A new round of talks in Lima is an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, says a top UN official.

Election rout blow to US climate change role

Republican rise ... firmly in control.

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 - Chile’s 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 Zealand’s 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.


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