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Ministers dismiss scrutiny week complaints they are "waging war on nature"

Tuesday - Ministers’ messages as they faced scrutiny in Parliament last week were consistent – they believed the Government was restoring balance and the need for belt-tightening.

Environmentalists need to face inconvenient truths: Commissioner

Tuesday - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says some in the environmental movement have difficulties accepting the trade-offs that economic reality demands.

Watts agrees more work needed to restore confidence in ETS

Monday - Climate change minister Simon Watts agrees that more needs to be done to restore confidence and stability to the emissions trading scheme, while also saying the scheme is the government’s key tool to...

Carbon News launches price index

Monday - Today’s issue is the first to feature Carbon News’ own carbon price index for secondary market spot prices for NZUs on New Zealand’s compliance market.

Auditor-General warns public organisations against greenwashing

Friday - The Auditor-General has told auditors not to accept terms like carbon positive or carbon neutral in public organisations’ annual reports and long-term plans.

EDS conference confronting and provocative

Friday - The Environmental Defence Society’s annual conference was a confronting and provocative one for all.

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Hawaii reaches first settlement in youth climate case

Tuesday - Hawaii and young climate activists have reached a first-of-its kind legal settlement, giving youth a role in curbing planet-warming emissions while avoiding a major trial that was set to begin next...

At least 1301 people died in Hajj heat disaster

Tuesday - At least 1,301 people died during Hajj, Saudi Arabia says, mostly unauthorised pilgrims who walked long distances in intense heat.

Former NSW treasurer appointed head of Australia's Climate Change Authority

Tuesday - Former NSW treasurer and energy and environment minister Matt Kean has been appointed to lead the Climate Change Authority, less than a week after announcing his resignation from state politics.

Denmark’s radical plan for a plant-based future

Tuesday - The Nordic country is working toward ambitious goals to make its food systems more sustainable — and other nations are following in its path.

Only 60% of Australians accept climate disruption is human-caused, global poll finds

Tuesday - Exclusive: French survey of 26 countries finds fewer Australians than global average agree that climate change is the greatest health threat facing humanity.

Climate change puts UNESCO-listed Mali fishing tradition in danger

Tuesday - Thousands of fishermen holding cone-shaped nets stood side by side, cheering and chanting as they waited for the signal.

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CLIMATE CALENDAR

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

TEN YEARS AGO…

Tuesday - Ten years ago, forty-seven participants left the Emissions Trading Scheme over a 12-month period.
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Kiwi drivers ready to embrace wireless EV technology

Tuesday - Media release | Dynamic wireless charging technology allows electric vehicles...

Mayors come together to celebrate climate resource

Monday - Media release | Two district mayors have come together to celebrate the...

Global survey reveals consensus for stronger climate action

Monday - Media release | The overwhelming majority of people around the world want an...

Lodestone Energy partners with Haldon Station for continued expansion in the South Island

Friday - Media release | Lodestone Energy, New Zealand’s leading solar generation...

Energy transition momentum slowing amid rising global volatility, new report finds

Friday - Media release | European countries lead the World Economic Forum Energy...

Exposing ‘risks hiding in plain sight’ – accounting for offshore carbon credits

Thursday - Media release | The McGuinness Institute has published a discussion paper on...

FMA and XRB issue user guides to help users of climate statements

Thursday - Media release | A jointly produced a set of guides have been designed to help...

Conservation minister slammed for branding marine protection commitments “an aspiration, not an obligation”

19 Jun 24 - Media release | The World Wide Fund for Nature NZ has hit back at Conservation...

NZGIF’s investment in rural energy boosting uptake of solar on dairy farms

17 Jun 24 - Media release | New Zealand Green Investment Finance’s (NZGIF) investment in...

University of Canterbury research 'curbing our carbon conundrum'

14 Jun 24 - Media release | Crushing rocks, injecting CO underground, and burning trees; UC...

Rangatahi gear up to tackle climate change in World Vision challenge

12 Jun 24 - Media release | A rugby star, prominent TikTok content creators, singer, actor,...

Basic income can double global GDP while reducing carbon emissions

11 Jun 24 - Media release | Giving a regular cash payment to the entire world population...

Government signs Indo-Pacific economic agreements to boost trade

7 Jun 24 - Media release | Trade Minister Todd McClay and Climate Change Minister Simon...

Octopus Energy to pay households to use less power during winter

7 Jun 24 - Media release | Octopus Energy will pay its customers who reduce their...

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