Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market

Politics

Kennedy Graham

EDITORIAL: Media missing the message

Friday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | “Climate change is the biggest story on any editor’s news-list right now,” claims a story in the Spinoff this week.

Our climate change policy a mess, says former PM

Thursday - New Zealand’s climate change policy is an “unholy mess” that won’t be fixed if the Cabinet doesn’t want it to be, says former prime minister and constitutional expert Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

Nation's best tell MPs how to do climate change

Sir Alan Mark

Wednesday - Eminent New Zealanders backed by 60 NGOs will tell MPs today what they should do about climate change.

THE COUNT: Gareth and Jacinda on the board

Monday - Three leaders scored points last week in The Count - Carbon News’ tally of the number of times the leaders of political party’s mention climate change in their formal speeches and statements as they seek to become our next prime minister.

Nature deserves legal rights, say Greens

10 Aug 17 - A Green government would give nature legal recognition.

EDS CONFERENCE: Water, water everywhere

10 Aug 17 - It was freshwater at 10 paces on the first day of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference yesterday, with both National and Labour releasing their policies.

Graham's Globe must survive, says Labour

8 Aug 17 - Labour’s climate spokesperson says the work of the cross-party Globe group on climate change must continue, even if founder Kennedy Graham is out of Parliament.


Nuclear revival looks set to falter

7 Aug 17 - Hopes of a nuclear revival to combat climate change have been dashed as another prestige project runs into trouble.

Most want us to show leadership on climate change

4 Aug 17 - Most New Zealanders think the country should be a leader on climate change, with just 8 per cent saying the country should “do a Trump” and pull out of the Paris Agreement, a new survey shows.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, we’ve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy – and it’s Winston Peters.

CLIMATE BUDGET: We're not ready, says Bennett

28 Jul 17 - New Zealand isn’t ready for a climate budget, says climate minister Paula Bennett.

We need expert climate advice, says commissioner

Dr Jan Wright

27 Jul 17 - New Zealand should adopt a UK-style Climate Change Commission and all political parties should support it, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

THE COUNT: Floods fail to excite party leaders

24 Jul 17 - Climate change wasn’t on the lips of New Zealand’s political leaders last week, despite serious flooding in Canterbury and Otago and financial warnings from the world’s first professor of the...

World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

20 Jul 17 - The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology.

Greens put case for billion-dollar growth fund

17 Jul 17 - A billion-dollar Green Infrastructure Fund and New Zealand at net-zero emissions by 2050 will be priorities for the Green Party in government.

Net-zero worthy target, says cross-party group

13 Jul 17 - The pan-political Globe climate group says cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 is worth serious discussion.

Ministers eye ways to beat mines planning rules

12 Jul 17 - The Government has been looking at approving new coal mines by creating special economic zones bypassing usual planning rules, Forest & Bird says.

THE COUNT: Greens leaders say something

Metiria Turei

10 Jul 17 - The public statements of world leaders might have been focused on climate change over the past week, but that doesn’t mean it has been on the agenda for New Zealand’s political leaders.

Young Kiwi voices lead the climate change chorus

7 Jul 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Two political actions this week give us some hope that New Zealand might one day get the leadership it needs to survive and prosper in a carbon-constrained world.


More in the Politics Archive

Login







Similar Searches

Political,Legislation

RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
Politics RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this topic only.