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Govt at risk of litigation if emissions reduction plan doesn’t cut it

Monday - By Liz Kivi | The government might find itself in court if it doesn’t come up with a credible plan this year to meet its emissions budget, according to legal experts.

Tiwai Point’s future still in question

Monday - For those waiting for news about an agreement on Tiwai Point aluminium smelter's electricity supply, there were very few smoke signals from the major companies' half-year earning results.

Foresters welcome ETS costs review

Friday - The New Zealand Forest Owners Association says the review of Emissions Trading Scheme fees is a relief for foresters facing excessive costs, but experts say forestry still faces an uncertain future...

Lodestone opens first North Island solar farm

Friday - Lodestone Energy has flicked the switch on at its first solar farm in Kaitaia, and announced a further $55m capital raise to continue its solar farm expansion.

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Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: audit finds compelling evidence of problems in East Coast forestry's environmental stewardship; the projects environmental groups...

Government announces review of forestry ETS costs

Thursday - Forestry minister Todd McClay has announced an independent review into the forestry component of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) register.

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Energy-related CO2 emissions hit record levels in 2023

Monday - Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose to a record level in 2023, but the growth slowed from previous years thanks to continued expansion of clean technologies, the International Energy Agency...

Texas battles second-biggest wildfire in US history

Monday - A rapidly spreading Texas wildfire has killed one person, forced residents to evacuate, cut off power to homes and businesses, and briefly paused operations at a nuclear facility.

Nations fail to agree on solar geoengineering

Monday - At talks in Nairobi, governments could not find consensus on new global governance for SRM, including proposals for “non-use” and a UN expert panel.

Rewilding Ireland: ‘Undoing the damage’ from a history of deforestation

Monday - Eoghan Daltun has spent the past 14 years successfully rewilding 29 hectares (73 acres) of farmland on the Beara Peninsula in southwestern Ireland.

Decades after the US buried nuclear waste abroad, climate change could unearth it

Monday - A new report says melting ice sheets and rising seas could disturb waste from US nuclear projects in Greenland and the Marshall Islands.

Colombian community displaced by coastal erosion takes case to human rights commission

Monday - A Colombian community under threat from coastal erosion will have their case heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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Monday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Monday - Ten years ago, nearly 12 million carbon credits were traded on the domestic carbon market.
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UN body steps up pace to implement carbon crediting mechanism

Monday - Media release - The United Nations Body charged with implementing a new carbon...

Native snails heading for extinction

27 Feb 24 - Media release | New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the...

Tohatoha launches new climate change education initiative – The Climate Disinformation Night School

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Non-profit community education group Tohatoha announced it is...

Water quality and climate change top survey issues again: Otago Regional Council

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Water quality and climate change remain the most important...

Time to name the silent killer: heatwaves

20 Feb 24 - Media release - As Western Australia reels from record-breaking heat, the...

Govt to spend $3.6 billion on environment in 2023/24 fiscal year

15 Feb 24 - Media release | Central government agencies are estimated to spend $3.6 billion...

Mongolian Dzud: Extreme weather puts 90% of country at ‘high risk’

14 Feb 24 - Media release | The ongoing “white and iron” dzud in Mongolia has reached a...

Forest & Bird says hazard policy a must to protect Kiwi communities from future floods

13 Feb 24 - Media release | Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts –...

Academics weigh in on Smith V Fonterra

9 Feb 24 - Media release - The Supreme Court's decision to advance Michael Smith's climate...

Otago Regional Council expects new electric buses will significantly impact emissions

8 Feb 24 - Media release | The first of a fleet of electric buses (e-buses) will appear on...

Extreme weather a critical concern for the next decade of farming, experts say

7 Feb 24 - Media Release | Climate change, extreme weather events and water quality are...

Antarctic frontier project ‘tantalisingly close’ to vital climate secrets

1 Feb 24 - Media release | An international team co-led by GNS Science Te Pū Ao, Te...

CarbonPool, the world's first carbon credit insurance company, raises $12M

30 Jan 24 - Media release - CarbonPool helps society reach net zero by providing in-kind...

New research into carbon sequestration potential of kelp

29 Jan 24 - Media release - Could kelp be a secret weapon in the fight against climate...

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