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Investment firms issue climate warnings

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

Q and A: The commissioner explains

Simon Upton

27 Mar 19 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton answers questions on yesterdayís report recommending big changes to the way New Zealand deals with greenhouse gas emissions.

Treasury sees use for international credits

22 Mar 19 - Treasury wants to retain the ability to use international carbon credits to meet New Zealandís 2050 emissions reduction target, confidential papers show.

How emitters can't see the trees for the carbon

18 Mar 19 - Storing carbon in new native forests could help to bring down New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions and protect native species at the same time, researchers say.

Shaw now first stop for farm emissions action

James Shaw

15 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will now report directly to climate minister James Shaw on whether the agricultural sector should be liable for emissions under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Climate group about to rule on agriculture gases

14 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will make its recommendations next month on how New Zealand should treat greenhouse gases from agriculture.

EDITORIAL: We must 'believe' the facts

8 Mar 19 - New Zealand's mayors have been asked whether they believe humans are causing the climate to change.


ROD ORAM: Todd Muller's big year out

Todd Muller

12 Feb 19 - National Party climate spokesperson Todd Muller has been reflecting on his year in the role.

Ardern will go all out for low-carbon economy

8 Feb 19 - Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is at the top of the Governmentís budget priorities this year.

ClimCom could make methane call, says Treasury

30 Nov 18 - Treasury has suggested the Government delay setting a 2050 emissions reduction target, saying giving the decision to the yet-to-be-established climate commission would allow more time to decide by...

TRIBUTE: Climate-change pioneer Bernard Forde

Dr Bernard Forde

16 Oct 18 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Today is the funeral of a man who pushed, to the best of his scientific and political ability, to get action on climate change.

New maps will settle forest-planting posers

19 Sep 18 - The thorny question of whether land is eligible for carbon forests could soon be solved Ė with a map.

GE ryegrass could slash emissions, Govt hears

12 Sep 18 - Feeding animals a genetically engineered high-energy ryegrass could cut greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand farms by more than 20 per cent, the Government has been told.

Foresters happy, farmers wary of carbon path

5 Sep 18 - Recommendations for what is being called the biggest land-use change in New Zealandís history are pleasing foresters but not farmers.

STATS SHOW: Shaw about to change the story

31 Jul 18 - Green Party co-leader James Shaw might be the climate minister, but itís in his statistics portfolio that he is about to change everything.

Companies climate-aware but quiet on carbon risk

27 Jul 18 - Most New Zealand companies are not disclosing their carbon risk Ė despite ranking the environment and climate change as their top priorities, a new survey shows.

Act or face financial crisis, warns leading banker

Adrian Orr

13 Jul 18 - New central bank head Adrian Orr is warning of financial crisis and mass social unrest if the world doesnít urgently address climate change.

Super fund joins in global pressure on companies

9 Jul 18 - New Zealandís $39 billion public retirement fund is among major investors applying renewed pressure to carbon-intensive industries.

We could switch millions of hectares, say officials

5 Jun 18 - Two million hectares of New Zealand farmland could be switched from meat and dairy to more environmentally friendly horticulture, officials say.


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