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Ten years on, we're back where we began

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

Monday - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay New Zealand reaching its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target.

Business leaders like the look of minister Shaw

Gary Taylor

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw appears to be convincing business he knows what he’s doing.

Climate commission's job to advise, says Upton

7 Mar 18 - The climate commission should make recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the number of international credits used to meet New Zealand’s targets, but control should stay firmly in the hands of the Government, says new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton.

OPINION: Climate change passion rides a bike

2 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included two Cabinet ministers that she was suffering from depression because of climate change.

NZ still sets the pace in world of trading schemes

1 Mar 18 - Fifteen per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are now covered by trading schemes.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.

Climate change and storms our greatest threats

14 Feb 18 - Climate change and related impacts like intense storms are now the greatest threats the world faces.

Neoliberalism not way, says environment report

12 Feb 18 - Neoliberalism is failing to protect New Zealand’s environment, warns a new paper on the future of environmental law.

'We don't want green finance, but for finance to be green'

Alice Garton

9 Feb 18 - Industry and regulators should be given until 2020 to boost climate risk disclosure or face government intervention, Britain’s Commons Environmental Audit Committee has been told.

'It’s good to hear a government finally talking sense'

Chris Karamea Insley

2 Feb 18 - What kind of reception is climate minister James Shaw likely to be getting from the Iwi Leaders Group as they meet at Waitangi today?

Poll shows we're divided over carbon-neutral aim

1 Feb 18 - The country is split over the Government’s plans to make New Zealand carbon neutral – despite most New Zealanders now realising it is the world’s biggest problem.

LETTERS: Food in plastic

24 Jan 18 - In recent months, our local supermarket has been purchasing silver beet wrapped in plastic.

Revealed: the cost of climate change

15 Dec 17 - 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,...

This time, climate officials hope for a bit more action

Paula Bennett

13 Dec 17 - In late 2015, officials gave new climate minister Paula Bennett as list of five things they thought should be done over the next two years.

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.

Dairying sees green as the new colour of business

22 Nov 17 - Climate change and other environmental risks now rank higher than economic issues in the minds of business and political leaders, according to a new report by New Zealand’s dairy industry.

Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

17 Nov 17 - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.

UN climate summit means business

6 Nov 17 - This year’s annual UN climate summit, the twenty-third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( in UN jargon (or COP23 for...

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