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Is New Zealand merely a climate-follower?

12 Oct 20 - Back in pre-COVID times last year, when New Zealand passed the Zero Carbon Act, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern insisted “New Zealand will not be a slow-follower” on climate change. But how has she performed?

York's green-home revolution

5 Oct 20 - The English city of York plans to build Britain’s biggest zero-carbon housing project, boasting 600 homes in car-free cycling paradises full of fruit trees and allotments.

Covid crisis not affecting climate investment drive

2 Oct 20 - Investors representing more $1.5 trillion in funds say their enthusiasm for low-carbon strategies hasn’t been dented by the economic impacts of the covid-19 pandemic.

The low-down on Australia's low-emissions roadmap

29 Sep 20 - Picking winners has been anathema to Australian policy-making for decades. The federal government’s technology investment roadmap bucks the trend, targeting public investments in specific low-emissions technologies.

Lentils can feed the world – and save wildlife too

29 Sep 20 - UNITED STATES scientists have worked out how to feed nine billion people and save wild life from extinction, both at the same time – thanks to healthy lentils.

Resources spokesman threatens to quit ALP over climate target

29 Sep 20 - Veteran New South Wales Labor right-winger Joel Fitzgibbon has threatened to quit the shadow cabinet if the opposition adopts a medium-term emissions reduction target he cannot live with.

China considers going ‘carbon neutral’, peaking emissions

18 Sep 20 - China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country’s foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders.


TEN YEARS AGO...

17 Sep 20 - Ten years ago, a group of New Zealand chief executives was talking to former World Bank chief economist Lord Nicholas Stern about how this country could lead the world in low-carbon technology.

Asian multilateral bank to end coal-related financing

15 Sep 20 - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is promising to end all coal financing, but has yet to write this into policy.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.30

14 Sep 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $34.20 bid and $34.50 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.30.

TEN YEARS AGO...

14 Sep 20 - Ten years ago, LanzaTech – then a New Zealand company – had signed a deal with one of China’s largest coal producers to make fuels and chemicals from waste.

France seeks German collaboration on hydrogen in EU green recovery

11 Sep 20 - France hopes to collaborate with Germany on clean hydrogen projects as part of Europe’s green recovery from the pandemic, the country’s finance minister has said ahead of a meeting with his German...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34

4 Sep 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $33.90 bid and $34.25 offered on CommTrade this morning after last fixing at $34.

TEN YEARS AGO...

31 Aug 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand companies were racing to develop sustainable plastics and polymers.

WORTH NOTING...

28 Aug 20 - Soil and climate change is one of the topics on the agenda for an Organics Aotearoa New Zealand webinar today.

Doubts over green bonds’ impact in Asia’s low-carbon transition

28 Aug 20 - A new study has uncovered scant disclosure by green bond issuers of their environmental impact, and a lack of social safeguards to protect communities from unintended consequences of financed...

FOOTPRINT FANTASY: is it time to forget about carbon footprints?

28 Aug 20 - A new app tracks your carbon footprint in real-time. It’s funded by BP.

INDUSTRY: cut emissions by improving rubbish collection

26 Aug 20 - Cutting collection of household rubbish to fortnightly instead of weekly would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the industry says.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.04

26 Aug 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $33.75 bid and $34.10 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.04.


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