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Border tax could cut emissions, says NZ economist

Friday - The US, China and the European Union should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister.

Why is the US Green Party so irrelevant?

Thursday - Many Americans value environmental protection and want to see more of it.

Fracking pumps up public’s climate fears

Tuesday - Public opposition to pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract gas from shale − the technique known as fracking − is growing even in the countries whose governments are most in favour.

Monoculture the enemy of our rainforests

Monday - SMALL-SCALE monocultural farming threatens rainforests, new research has found.

Minister hints at setting minimum carbon price

12 Oct 16 - New Zealand could impose a minimum price on carbon.

Govt knew use of hot-air credits would draw fire

10 Oct 16 - The Government was warned last year that New Zealand could face criticism for using hot-air credits to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, documents show.

We're not doing enough, warn global energy leaders

10 Oct 16 - Current market signals are not strong enough to drive the decarbonisation the world needs to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, say energy leaders meeting in Istanbul.

Five cities that could change the future of Antarctica


7 Oct 16 - Antarctica is at a crossroads. The frozen continent at the bottom of the planet has the potential to either become one of the most fiercely contested zones in the world, or the most collaborative.

Opposition slams Government carbon credits plan

6 Oct 16 - New Zealand’s plans to buy its way out of emissions reductions run foul of the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change, Opposition parties say.

Trendy foods should come with a recipe for sustainability

6 Oct 16 - The soft creamy flesh of a ripe avocado makes an attractive and healthy addition to many of our shopping baskets.

Fossil fuel investors seek risks disclosure

5 Oct 16 - On one side are the big oil and gas companies. On the other is an increasingly vocal group of investors – both big and small – who are worried about the declining value of billions of dollars’ worth...

REAGAN REVISTED: Climate change and the big race

30 Sep 16 - Climate change did not come up in the first presidential debate – well, not in any real sense.

Fossil fuel majors ignore climate crisis

Bill McKibben

30 Sep 16 - Bill McKibben, the US environmentalist who is one of the world’s foremost authors and activists on issues of global warming, does not mince his words.

Businesses dragging chain on sustainability

Michael Stiassny

29 Sep 16 - New Zealand must catch up with the movement toward sustainable “conscious capitalism” to survive in a disrupted world, says Vector chair Michael Stiassny.

Govt learns we can't cut emissions and sell more milk

28 Sep 16 - The Government knows its economic strategy of increasing agricultural exports cannot go on if New Zealand is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a confidential paper shows.

IPCC chair: We can meet 2deg target if we act fast

Hoesung Lee

28 Sep 16 - INTERVIEW: Hoesung Lee was elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just one month before the landmark Paris climate talks of 2015.

Why NZ doesn't need foreign carbon credits

26 Sep 16 - New Zealand could meet its Paris Agreement pledge without using foreign carbon credits and develop a $6 billion industry at the same time, says the Bioenergy Association.

PARIS PACT: Gen Zero does the job for MPs

23 Sep 16 - A group of twenty-somethings has fronted up to hardened politicians and told them not to worry, they’re drafting a Zero Carbon Act for them.

Countries rush to ratify Paris Agreement

22 Sep 16 - A host of countries has ratified the Paris Agreement overnight, pushing the climate change treaty past one of the thresholds that need to be met to bring it into force.

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