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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.

Will China and Europe form a powerful climate bloc?

24 Nov 16 - It seems almost certain that US President-elect Donald Trump will walk away from the Paris climate agreement next year. In the absence of US leadership, the question is: who will step up?

It's going well, says PM, as we pick up another fossil award

John Key

18 Nov 16 - The Prime Minister says the Emissions Trading Scheme is operating “pretty well”.

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.

How will Paris Agreement change your day-to-day life?

7 Nov 16 - What is clear about the Paris Agreement on climate change is that to have a fighting chance of meeting its target it will require large and sustained emissions reductions, starting very, very soon.

Chile’s freemarket water scheme brings conflict

2 Nov 16 - Is water a basic human right or something with an inherent economic value? The answer to this question has led to decades of conflict in Chile.

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 the form of higher gasoline, electricity and natural gas prices.


Rural capital gains tax could work, says report

31 Oct 16 - A capital gains tax on rural land and letting farmers sell future carbon credits when they plant trees could help New Zealand to cut agricultural emissions, a new paper says.

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.

Border tax could cut emissions, says NZ economist

Peter Neilson

21 Oct 16 - The US, China and the European Union should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand...

NO WORRIES: Science will fix emissions, says PM

John Key

20 Oct 16 - PRIME MINISTER John Key says New Zealand can cut greenhouse gas emissions while increasing agricultural production, despite advice to the contrary.

Why is the US Green Party so irrelevant?

20 Oct 16 - Many Americans value environmental protection and want to see more of it.

Watchdog's farm emissions report out later today

Dr Jan Wright

19 Oct 16 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s long-awaited report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be released today.

Scientists' revolutionary plan can save the rainforest

18 Oct 16 - Brazilian scientists, alarmed at the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, have proposed a radical plan to save it.

Australian firms accept role of carbon prices

Peter Castellas

12 Oct 16 - Most major Australian companies are factoring carbon prices into their budgets, despite the fact the country no longer has a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme.

Are we finally about to get an aviation emissions deal?

27 Sep 16 - Delegates from more than 190 nations today will begin an 11-day meeting in Montreal to determine the final form of a scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry.

Will the planet really profit from natural capital?

19 Sep 16 - What is natural capital and why use it to refer to nature?

Why Direct Action didn't work for big emitters

2 Sep 16 - Australia’s largest carbon intensive companies say management lost focus on carbon matters, abandoned energy projects and didn’t have the commercial imperative to produce long-term strategic action...

Climate Change Authority gambles on political pragmatism

2 Sep 16 - The Climate Change Authority¡¯s latest report outlining a recommended climate policy ¡°toolkit¡± is a reflection of what is seen by many as politically feasible in Australia now.


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