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Reporters risk lives on environment front line

Today 12:00pm - As the Paris climate talks begin, Reporters Without Borders has released a report called Hostile Climate for Environmental Journalists that examines the often tragic difficulties for reporters covering environmental issues.

Russia will use forests as a Paris bargaining chip

23 Nov 15 - Russia has a reputation as one of the more difficult states involved in international climate negotiations – and don’t expect things to change at the latest UN conference in Paris.

How to ensure nations stick to Paris commitments

23 Nov 15 - New Zealand is proposing in Paris a climate agreement that is not legally binding. PETER NEWELL, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex, explains why legally binding agreements don't work.

What will be top of mind for Africa at climate talks?

23 Nov 15 - Several regions have been meeting in the run-up to the Paris climate talks to deliberate on pressing climate issues. Africa is no exception.

How we see ourselves in the year 2100

23 Nov 15 - Most books report on what has already happened. John O’Brien has written one that describes the future.

Hopes run high for floating power stations

16 Nov 15 - New and cheaper ways are rapidly being floated for countries with deep seas off their coasts to exploit the free energy from wind and tidal power.

Get the waka back on course, says Maori expert

Chris Karamea Insley

9 Nov 15 - Environmental protection, hard-hitting policies on climate change, and a carbon price floor should all be part of a drive to rebuild the economy, a Maori economic development consultant says.

Cash is key to success at Paris climate talks

9 Nov 15 - A former key figure in UN climate change policy-making says economists now see that development without destroying the environment is the only way forward.

Higher carbon prices the key, says new book

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs higher carbon prices, says the author of a handbook on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Businesses want more done, says survey

Penny Nelson

27 Oct 15 - Businesses support carbon pricing, want New Zealand to take a more ambitious stand on climate change, and fear the country is in danger of losing its clean-green reputation, a new survey shows.

EDITORIAL: The times they are a-changin' ... quickly

27 Oct 15 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- There’s been a sea change in climate change. While some far-sighted New Zealand businesses have been planning for a carbon-constrained economy for some time, the rest of...

Big emitters shift burden to poorer nations

Smog clogs Beijing

27 Oct 15 - Researchers say emissions reduction targets set by China, the US and Europe place harsh demands on the rest of the world, and could cast a pall over the Paris climate summit.

Wages set to fall unless warming is tackled

27 Oct 15 - Researchers say the economic costs of failing to take action on climate change will be much greater than previously thought – with average global incomes cut by almost a quarter.

Business needs to take a stand

Adrian Macey

21 Oct 15 - Business needs to take a clear stand on carbon pricing, says former Climate Change Ambassador Dr Adrian Macey.

A new era of migration ... and not just for people

19 Oct 15 - The world is watching as refugees flood into a Europe unprepared for the new arrivals.

It's time for the hard work to begin

12 Oct 15 - Recent trips by President Obama highlight the costs of adapting – or responding – to climate change that we are paying today and will pay tomorrow.

Islands play vital climate change role, says UN chief

5 Oct 15 - Pacific island nations have a crucial role to play in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the region’s leaders as they met at United Nations Headquarters.

A 21st century government must care for nature

5 Oct 15 - Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st century government”. This article is part of The Conversation’s series focusing on what such a government should...

Australian states threaten to go back to the future

Ian Hunter

5 Oct 15 - China has added itself to the list of countries prepared to price carbon. Of course, Australia knows more about putting a national price on carbon than almost any other country. And it also knows...

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