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Mining more coal will help pay for climate change journey: Shane Jones

Wednesday - By Jeremy Rose | Resources minister Shane Jones told RNZ this morning that digging up more coal would help deliver the economic surplus required to meet the country’s climate change commitments.

Highly productive land decreasing as agricultural land use intensifies, carbon forestry set to increase

Wednesday - The latest environmental report outlines the pressure on land and soil from changes in use and invasive species.

Five reasons why the Fast-track Approvals Bill threatens NZ’s already fragile ecosystems

Wednesday - By Margaret Stanley | Conservation “good news” stories – the release of native birds into new habitats, for example – are always welcome.

Proposed RMA changes to boost coal mining met with incredulity

Tuesday - By Jeremy Rose | Resources minister Shane Jones’ announcement of changes to the Resource Management Act to facilitate more coal mining have been met with incredulity by climate change activists.

Treasury looks at framework to assess economic impacts of climate change

Tuesday - The Treasury has published new analysis on climate change and the economy.

Seabed miners chastised over fast-track letter

Tuesday - Two would-be seabed miners have been chastised for overstating the implications of letters from the government concerning fast-track consent applications.

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The widest-ever global coral crisis will hit within weeks, scientists say

Wednesday - Rising sea temperatures around the planet have caused a bleaching event that is expected to be the most extensive on record.

Australia could reach an ‘ambitious’ emissions cut of up to 75% by 2035, advisers tell Labor

Wednesday - Climate Change Authority says goal could be achievable if more action is taken by governments, business, investors and households.

Europe stands firm against US-driven ESG backlash

Wednesday - Steady investor demand in Europe for environmental and socially responsible investments and wide-ranging regulation are helping Europe's finance industry withstand political pressures that have...

A year’s worth of rain plunges normally dry Dubai underwater

Wednesday - A year’s worth of rain unleashed immense flash flooding in Dubai Tuesday as roads turned into rivers and rushing water inundated homes and businesses.

Science based targets initiative for carbon offsets and the Bezos Earth Fund

Wednesday - The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is supposed to provide standards for corporations to set emission reduction targets that are in line with climate science.

Finding new chemistry to capture double the carbon

Wednesday - Finding ways to capture, store, and use carbon dioxide (CO2) remains an urgent global problem.

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


Wednesday - Ten years ago, based on updated Environment Ministry figures, New Zealand’s gross emissions were projected to be 23% above its target for the year 2020.
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Emissions Trading Scheme underperforming - study

Friday - Media release | The impact of Aotearoa’s main tool in the fight against climate...

Planned plant to produce low emissions fuel a step closer

10 Apr 24 - Media release | Plans to build New Zealand’s first plant to produce low...

Purpose Capital Consortium increases investment in Lodestone Energy to $17.4M

10 Apr 24 - Media release | In March 2024 Purpose Capital led a $7.4M syndicated follow-on...

Plug-in hybrid vehicles sales on the rise in Australia

8 Apr 24 - Media release | The EV fringe benefit tax exemption, a desire to save on...

Business survey: Only a third of small Kiwi businesses prioritising climate action

5 Apr 24 - Media release | Even though small businesses know there are benefits to taking...

Scrapping Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary a ‘huge blow’ for marine protection

2 Apr 24 - Media release | The Government’s announcement that it will scrap plans for a...

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

20 Mar 24 - Media release | Consumer NZ, the Environmental Law Initiative and Lawyers for...

New record for NZ’s costliest weather events

20 Mar 24 - Media release | A leading global professional services firm, has published its...

Historic data reveals unprecedented heatwaves

13 Mar 24 - Media release - A thermometer dipped in a bucket of sea water on New Year’s Day...

Govt announcements make this a bad week for the climate

11 Mar 24 - Media release | “The Government has made a series of announcements this week...

Hundreds of marae exposed to natural hazards

7 Mar 24 - Media release - New research aims to bolster marae resilience against flooding,...

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

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

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