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Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Tuesday - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Cement develops an appetite for C02

Monday - Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again.

Can Americans turn Black Friday green?

25 Nov 16 - While shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains this year, outdoor retailer REI is closing its 145 US stores. This is the second consecutive year the Seattle-based company will ignore the frenzy that traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping season.

Forget Trump, global climate action is on the move

Mark Sinclair

24 Nov 16 - International momentum for action on climate change is building, despite the United States electing Donald Trump president, says New Zealand’s climate change ambassador.

Bennett's new climate think-tank has work deadline

Paula Bennett

23 Nov 16 - A first report on how New Zealand can adapt to climate change – including environmentally sustainable economic growth - should be with the Government by May.

Emissions to jump under NSW land-clearing laws

22 Nov 16 - Australia’s rising carbon emissions are expected to rise even further after the NSW government successfully passed controversial land-clearing legislation in state parliament.

Monitoring is the key to cutting emissions

21 Nov 16 - The big achievement of the Paris Agreement on climate change last December was getting more than 190 countries around the world to agree to a significant programme of lowering carbon emissions. But the reality is that promises are no good if not followed up by action.


Musings from Marrakech ...

18 Nov 16 - Green Party MP Dr Kennedy Graham, a former diplomat and veteran of international climate change negotiations, reports from the latest round, in Marrakech.

What Trump means for the future of energy and climate

11 Nov 16 - President … Donald … Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to.

Stay calm, says transtasman investor group

Emma Herd

11 Nov 16 - Investors should not let Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States undermine action on climate change, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Australia ratifies, under a large Trump-shaped shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

11 Nov 16 - Australia has announced that it is to ratify the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last Friday.

The day the world shut the door on disaster

8 Nov 16 - PATRICIA ESPINOSA, UNFCCC Executive Secretary and SALAHEDDINE MEZOUAR, President of COP22 and Morocco Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation look at the UN climate conference which opened today...

Morgan's party will stand firm on climate

7 Nov 16 - Gareth Morgan’s new political party will have a strong focus on climate.

Politicians feel the heat from rising temperatures

7 Nov 16 - Voters who feel good about life – whether it is to do with their job, their marriage or even the success of their sports team – are more likely to support their politicians.

Will US policy push fossil fuels or clean energy?

2 Nov 16 - The United States is blessed with many energy resources: huge fossil fuels reserves and substantial renewable energy potential, from offshore wind to geothermal power.

Why aren’t Washington greenies supporting a carbon tax?

1 Nov 16 - Legislation known as Initiative-732 would make Washington the first US state to have a carbon tax. The tax would be levied on refineries and utilities, who would then pass the tax on to consumers in...

Britain becomes nuclear showroom to the world

26 Oct 16 - The UK has laid out a welcome mat for any nuclear operators in the world who want to showcase their latest designs in Britain − the one exception being the Russian state company Rosatom.

Corporate climate risk is all about turning a profit

25 Oct 16 - Risk has become a central construct for how businesses should respond to climate change.

Clinton says clean energy economy will create millions of jobs. Can it?

25 Oct 16 - Job growth is a prime topic in the US presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.


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