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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.

Additional $18 million to reduce agricultural emissions

Wednesday - The government and businesses are committing an additional $18 million to a public-private joint venture to reduce agricultural emissions.

When will the NZ ETS surplus reach zero? Revisiting the implications of forestry forecasts

Wednesday - By Kristen Green | Different methods of forestry forecasting can lead to very different conclusions about the drawdown rates needed for surplus carbon units under the Emissions Trading Scheme - and...

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Carbon News - World

Global carbon trading revenues grew to US$74 billion last year - report

Friday - Global revenues from the sale of carbon permits in emissions trading systems grew to a record $74 billion last year, as governments increasingly turn to such schemes to help tackle global warming.

‘Simply mind-boggling’: world record temperature jump in Antarctic raises fears of catastrophe

Friday - An unprecedented leap of 38.5C in the coldest place on Earth is a harbinger of a disaster for humans and the local ecosystem.

UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have two years left ‘to save the world’

Friday - Humanity has just two years to make significant changes to reduce heat-trapping emissions and secure the finances for this shift, according to the head of the United Nations climate agency.

The EU’s secret to slashing emissions

Friday - Europe proves that putting a price on carbon can dramatically transform fossil fuel–based economies.

Mountains at high risk of losing biodiversity under climate change

Friday - Species living in 17 mountains around the world are facing the risk of extinction due to the rapid rate of warming attributed to climate change.

Nigeria’s path to net zero needs to include trees – and fairness

Friday - To meet its pledge of net zero by 2060, Nigeria needs to rein in emissions from deforestation and land use, which equal those from the oil and gas sector.

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Friday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Friday - Ten years ago, Kiwi film Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science was heading for international distribution.
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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

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

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

Wednesday - 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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