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New leaders have serious climate job to do

Thursday - Whichever political party forms a government this afternoon has a critical job preparing New Zealand for the impacts of climate change and in getting the country’s emissions under control.

NZ fires first COP23 shots in Fiji today

Tuesday - Acting climate minister Paula Bennett will deliver New Zealand’s opening statement at the pre-COP climate talks in Fiji today.

Foreign credits bad call, warns ex-climate envoy

Dr Adrian Macey

Monday - Spending up to $20 billion on buying foreign carbon credits will be a “severe imposition” on the economy and will delay New Zealand’s decarbonisation, warns our former climate ambassador.

MEMO MPs: The country needs a climate commission

12 Oct 17 - Politicians negotiating to form a new government have again been told that action on climate change is a priority for business and society.

Why National should lead on climate commission

Lord Deben

11 Oct 17 - The National Party should support a climate commission, says a former Conservative British Cabinet minister.

Westpac backs climate commission and budget

Karen Silk

11 Oct 17 - Westpac supports New Zealand adopting a United Kingdom-style climate commission and budget setting.

Why we need a carbon price of $100 ... or more

5 Oct 17 - Carbon prices of $100 a tonne - and possibly as high as $225 – are being foreshadowed in a new report.


WATCHDOG WARNS: Act now or face 'great risk'

5 Oct 17 - New Zealand will be stuck with high-emitting technologies if it doesn’t move to cut emissions soon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning.

EDITORIAL: It's about more than politics

29 Sep 17 - The next three years are more than an electoral cycle; they make up the period that could determine – quite literally – what sort of world we live in. And that’s what should be on the minds of...

Furious farmers should get with the programme

22 Sep 17 - Political protests this week over fart taxes and water charges are at odds with research showing the agricultural sector knows it has to pay for its pollution.

Nat turns up to debate and makes lone stand

Andrew Bayly

20 Sep 17 - All political parties except National told an audience in Auckland last night that they rank climate change as the biggest issue they face.

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 Zealand’s emissions woes, a new report says.

With political will, the world can get to 1.5deg

19 Sep 17 - Global warming can be held to 1.5deg if there is the political will, new research published today shows.

THE COUNT: English stays silent on climate

18 Sep 17 - With less than one week left in the election campaign, Prime Minister Bill English has yet to mention climate change in any of his formal speeches or statements.

Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

14 Sep 17 - Companies operating in New Zealand have been named as some of the most obstructive to global action on climate change.

We could do environmental rights, says Little

Andrew Little

13 Sep 17 - Environmental rights could be enshrined in the Bill of Rights, if not in a constitution, under a Labour government.

PALMER PRESCRIPTION: Climate needs constitution

12 Sep 17 - If Sir Geoffrey Palmer had had his way, New Zealand would have already cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

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.

THE COUNT: English stays silent

11 Sep 17 - Week 12 of The Count ... and Prime Minister Bill English is still in the starting blocks.


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