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Carbon market ‘underwhelmed’ by govt climate plan

Today 10:30am - The carbon market barely blinked last week when the coalition government released its major climate policy, the second emissions reduction plan, which is intended to chart a path to reach climate targets to 2030.

Gas crunch ripples expand

Tuesday - The pressure from a squeezed gas supply and increasing prices is sending ripples through the economy, government, and courts.

NZ climate ambassador resigns

Monday - Climate change ambassador Kay Harrison has resigned just as the government was set to roll out major climate policies - many of which have been criticised by climate experts.

European organisation accuses Fonterra of derailing climate action

Friday - A European organisation has accused big dairy and meat companies, including New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, of “distracting, delaying and derailing” action on climate change.

British trading house Marex launches in NZ

Friday - UK trading house Marex has officially launched in New Zealand, with an office in Auckland and plans to start its own carbon trading platform.

Media round-up

Friday - In our weekly round-up of climate coverage in local media: how the government's climate plan does less with more; experts say the plan puts NZ's reputation at risk; and why getting the ETS right will...

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UN attacks companies’ reliance on carbon credits to hit climate targets

Today 10:30am - The UN has outlined its opposition to companies using credits to cancel out their carbon dioxide footprint, putting it on a collision course with big oil and technology groups.

What’s on the table for food systems at COP29?

Today 10:30am - Food systems advocates are eager to ensure that food and agriculture remain central topics, building on the momentum from COP28 in Dubai.

Maritime commerce and climate change: how effective would a carbon tax on shipping be?

Today 10:30am - With 11 billion tonnes of goods traded internationally by sea every year, shipping accounts for around 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

When Kamala Harris sued Obama over fracking

Today 10:30am - A 2016 lawsuit illustrates why some activists believe Harris will be more aggressive on climate than Biden.

A global wealth tax is needed to help fund a just green transition

Today 10:30am - COMMENT: Brazil and France have proposed a tax on the super-rich to fight against poverty and climate change – G20 finance ministers should get behind it this week.

Rio Tinto class action over Bougainville mine damage set for October hearing

Today 10:30am - The first hearing date has been set in a class action against miner Rio Tinto for historical environmental and social damage caused by the Bougainville copper mine in Papua New Guinea.

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Today 10:30am - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Looking back...


Today 10:30am - Ten years ago, Australian politicians were taking their battle over climate policy to an international stage.
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New electric buses for Canterbury

Today 10:30am - Media release | Canterbury Regional Council is celebrating its 21 newest...

Tiwai increases demand response

Tuesday - Media release | New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) will reduce its...

Climate change minister to attend climate action meeting in China

Monday - Media release | Climate change minister Simon Watts travelled to China on...

Green climate fund approves US$22.6 million for Tonga coastal resilience project

Friday - Media release | The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has approved a US$22.66...

ICNZ urges bold action on climate adaptation

17 Jul 24 - Media release | The Insurance Council of New Zealand Te Kāhui Inihua o...

EDS launches recommendations for Climate Adaptation Act

12 Jul 24 - Media release | The Environmental Defence Society has launched the final report...

Oceanic and coastal water temperatures highest recorded

10 Jul 24 - Media release | Between 2022 and 2023, oceanic and coastal waters around...

Climate change is making scientists reassess what is "normal"

4 Jul 24 - Media release | NIWA has completed a major project to analyse how New Zealand’s...

Contact to develop a grid-scale 100 MW battery in Auckland

3 Jul 24 - Media release | Contact Energy has answered calls for more energy storage by...

EQC becomes Natural Hazards Commission under new legislation

2 Jul 24 - Media release | The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has today become the Natural...

Report urges broader focus beyond household food waste

1 Jul 24 - Media release | The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA), Dame Juliet...

Cookstove projects on hold as Verra investigates allegations

27 Jun 24 - Media release | Verra has been informed of allegations concerning actions by...

Wellington region's new low carbon transport strategy

26 Jun 24 - Media release | A new strategy released by Greater Wellington sets out a...

Kiwi drivers ready to embrace wireless EV technology

25 Jun 24 - Media release | Dynamic wireless charging technology allows electric vehicles...

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