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Cuts to science and environment funding will hinder NZ’s climate response - scientists

Monday - By Liz Kivi | New Zealander of the Year Jim Salinger says government cuts to science funding will put Aotearoa even further behind other countries in terms of economic well-being and tackling climate change.

Unions Wellington launches campaign to stop airport sale

Monday - The Wellington branch of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is opposing Wellington City Council’s proposal to sell its 34% share in Wellington Airport.

Commission’s advice ‘not gospel’ - Willis

Friday - The finance minister and associate Climate Change minister told a business gathering that the Climate Change Commission is not “a deity” and its Emissions Trading Scheme advice was “not gospel”.

Emissions down slightly for December 2023 quarter - but gross annual emissions up slightly for the year

Friday - Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas emissions for industry and households went down 0.5% in the December 2023 quarter, according to the latest figures released from Stats NZ.

Govt votes down Bill of Rights change drafted by climate lawyers

Thursday - The government has voted down legislation that would add the right to a sustainable environment to the Bill of Rights Act.

Lack of policy direction to blame for low carbon price?

Thursday - The carbon price continued its post-auction slump, with weak demand seeing the secondary market trading well below the auction floor.

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Climate target organisation faces staff revolt over carbon-offsetting plan

Monday - Employees at SBTi have called for their CEO to resign over controversial plans which they fear will enable greenwashing.

Russia and Kazakhstan battle record floods as rivers rise further

Monday - The city of Orenburg battled rising water levels after major rivers across Russia and Kazakhstan burst their banks in the worst flooding seen in the areas in nearly a century.

America's ageing water infrastructure is getting pounded by climate change – fixing it is also a struggle

Monday - Climate change is threatening America’s water infrastructure as intensifying storms deluge communities and droughts dry up freshwater supplies in regions that aren’t prepared.

Don’t forget women in new UN climate fund, policymakers urged

Monday - At home on a flood-prone island in northern Bangladesh, Ms Mosammat Shahina and her family take refuge from frequent inundations on a boat, causing upheaval that adds to her domestic workload.

Residents of one of Arizona’s last ecologically intact valleys try to detour the largest renewable energy project in the US

Monday - The SunZia transmission line that would carry wind energy from New Mexico to California has sparked one of the most consequential fights over the development for green energy.

Seagrass planted to tackle global warming

Monday - Coastal seagrass beds are being revived as part of a global effort to tackle climate change.

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CLIMATE CALENDAR

Monday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Looking back...

TEN YEARS AGO…

Monday - Ten years ago, five Māori agribusiness projects worth more than $2.1 million were approved by the government.
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Emissions Trading Scheme underperforming - study

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Business sustainability efforts still falling short of consumer expectations, says new research

26 Mar 24 - Media release | New research from Kantar and the Sustainable Business Council...

Legal activists double down on greenwashing claims against Z Energy

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New record for NZ’s costliest weather events

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Historic data reveals unprecedented heatwaves

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Govt announcements make this a bad week for the climate

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Hundreds of marae exposed to natural hazards

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UN body steps up pace to implement carbon crediting mechanism

4 Mar 24 - Media release - The United Nations Body charged with implementing a new carbon...

Native snails heading for extinction

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