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Revealed: the cost of climate change

Friday - Lack of government leadership means New Zealand business, society, infrastructure and the land itself are exposed to billions of dollars worth of potential damage from the impacts of climate change, the Government has been told.

Climate commission will look at farm emissions

James Shaw

Tuesday - Climate minister James Shaw says the new climate commission will play a role in dealing with agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ has 'reckless' plan for global carbon-trading

Nigel Brunel

Monday - New Zealand's approach to negotiating carbon-trading relationships with other countries is drawing fire.

HUSH-HUSH: Officials want lid on global-market talk

8 Dec 17 - Officials are working on getting New Zealand access to international carbon markets when they develop Ė but they donít want their activities made public.

SHAW THING: Business needs to get into gear

4 Dec 17 - New climate minister James Shaw has a clear message for business: get your house in order because New Zealand is decarbonising ... fast.

Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

16 Nov 17 - Government officials have looked at cutting the allocation of free credits to some industrial emitters by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent a year.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

14 Nov 17 - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.


EU strikes deal on carbon market reform

13 Nov 17 - European Union negotiators have agreed to a compromise on carbon market reforms, with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at UN climate talks in Bonn.

How Bennett toyed with cross-party climate move

1 Nov 17 - Former climate minister Paula Bennett sought advice on forming a cross-party agreement on climate change.

WINSTON'S THE WORD: What NZ First leader wants

25 Sep 17 - A party which has vowed to get rid of the Emissions Trading Scheme now holds the balance of power in New Zealandís Parliament.

TAX OR TRADE?: It doesn't make much difference

Catherine Leining

19 Sep 17 - Ditching the Emissions Trading Scheme in favour of a carbon tax will not solve New Zealandís emissions woes, a new report says.

Coalition candidates want to rid us of ETS

Jacinda Ardern

11 Sep 17 - Two of the parties that could be involved in any centre-left coalition after the election want to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme.

BLACK-OUT: What was ministry advice on Kiwirail?

1 Sep 17 - Heavily redacted documents give little clue what advice the Ministry for the Environment gave the Government on the scrapping of KiwiRail's electric engines.

CLIMATE REPORT: What is the Government hiding?

Sir Geoffrey Palmer

30 Aug 17 - The Governmentís refusal to release a report on the impacts of climate change suggests it might contain something politically damaging, says constitutional law expert and former Prime Minister Sir...

Nation's best tell MPs how to do climate change

Sir Alan Mark

16 Aug 17 - Eminent New Zealanders backed by 60 NGOs will tell MPs today what they should do about climate change.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, weíve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy Ė and itís Winston Peters.

We need expert climate advice, says commissioner

Dr Jan Wright

27 Jul 17 - New Zealand should adopt a UK-style Climate Change Commission and all political parties should support it, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Mayors demand English acts on climate change

25 Jul 17 - New Zealandís mayors want a national emissions reduction plan and a stocktake of the likely cost to the country of climate change Ė something Prime Minister Bill English has steadfastly rejected.

Environment officials quiet on new coal mines

24 Jul 17 - The Ministry for the Environment has given the Government no advice on the climate implications of developing 13 new coal mines.


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