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Watts agrees more work needed to restore confidence in ETS

Today 11:00am - 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 do the “heavy lifting” to reduce emissions.

Carbon News launches price index

Today 11:00am - 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.

Media round-up

Friday - In our weekly round-up of climate coverage in local media: Willis challenged over climate during 'scrutiny week'; five businesses emit as much carbon as half NZ's vehicle fleet; And resource...

Wait for the emissions reduction plan: Watts

Thursday - By Liz Kivi | The failure of yesterday’s carbon auction doesn’t mean the Emissions Trading Scheme isn’t working, according to climate change minister Simon Watts.

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Key oil project must count full climate impact - court

Today 11:00am - The Supreme Court has ruled a local council should have considered the full climate impact of burning oil from new wells - a landmark decision which could put future UK oil and gas projects in...

US official warns against dropping 2030 climate targets after Dutton refuses to commit to 43% emissions cut

Today 11:00am - A senior US official has urged Australia and other countries not to back away from their 2030 climate commitments, insisting that “we all have a collective responsibility for the planet we live in”.

California seeks to seize big oil companies’ profits in climate greenwashing suit

Today 11:00am - California’s Attorney General announced the state would seek to seize the “illegally obtained profits” of several big oil companies, for falsely advertising the environmental sustainability...

Telstra ditches carbon credits to push harder on direct emissions

Today 11:00am - Australia's telco giant is dumping its carbon credit offset scheme and claims its plans are “carbon neutral” or “carbon offset”, instead moving to a direct-investment model.

#ShowYourStripes Day: what the ‘warming stripes’ tell us

Today 11:00am - Climate scientist Ed Hawkins created the “warming stripes” visual representations of annual or monthly temperature anomalies for a specific location or region over the past 100+ years.

Fossil fuel use reaches global record despite clean energy growth

Friday - Report finds developing countries are increasing reliance on coal, gas and oil as overall demand for energy rises.

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Events

CLIMATE CALENDAR

Today 11:00am - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Looking back...

TEN YEARS AGO…

Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, the then Associate Climate Change Minister said New Zealand was respected internationally for its action on climate change.
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Mayors come together to celebrate climate resource

Today 11:00am - Media release | Two district mayors have come together to celebrate the...

Global survey reveals consensus for stronger climate action

Today 11:00am - 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”

Wednesday - 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...

No "silver bullet" for methane reduction on dairy farms, but...

7 Jun 24 - Media release | Last week, Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki, the regional...

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