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Ten years on, we're back where we began

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

Climate commission's job to advise, says Upton

7 Mar 18 - The climate commission should make recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the number of international credits used to meet New Zealand’s targets, but control should stay firmly in the hands of the Government, says new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton.

OPINION: Climate change passion rides a bike

2 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included two Cabinet ministers that she was suffering from depression because of climate change.

Billion Trees land approaches 50,000 hectares

Shane Jones

16 Feb 18 - The Government says it is close to securing 50,000 hectares of land for new forests under its Billion Trees programme.

Government wants drive for more electric vehicles

7 Feb 18 - The new government wants more electric vehicles on the road – but it’s not yet saying how many.

Get behind Zero Carbon Act, Morgan tells Nats

8 Nov 17 - The National Party should offer cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act, providing the country with stable climate-change policy, says Gareth Morgan’s The Opportunities Party.

Officials vow to step up work on climate change

Vicky Robertson

13 Oct 17 - New Zealand might not have an elected government just now, but officials are promising to step up on climate change.

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.

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.

THE COUNT: Gareth and Jacinda on the board

14 Aug 17 - 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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Government snubs MP's climate change motion

29 Jun 17 - The Government is refusing to support a motion acknowledging that a third of the world’s population is now exposed to deadly heatwaves because of climate change.

MPs to get the heatwave message

Aupito William Sio

27 Jun 17 - Parliament will be asked tomorrow to note that up to a third of the world’s population is now exposed to deadly heatwaves as a result of climate change.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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