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Wealthy Kiwis driving up transport emissions

Thursday - Cashed-up Kiwis are pumping out more than their fair share of transport emissions, driving more frequently and over longer distances, according to new research.

Govt restoring legal requirement to promote mining

Thursday - The government’s proposed reform of the Crown Minerals Act goes further than just repealing the 2018 ban on new petroleum exploration outside onshore Taranaki.

Hottest June temperature ever

Thursday - The mercury hit a high on Monday, setting a new national temperature record of 25.7C for June.

Expert slams govt delay in pricing agricultural emissions

Wednesday - The coalition government has reaffirmed greenhouse gases from agriculture won’t be covered in the Emissions Trading Scheme and Cabinet is disestablishing primary sector climate action partnership He...

Climate minister’s speech hijacked by protestors

Wednesday - Climate change minister Simon Watts was shouted down by young protestors at a conference yesterday and left without delivering his prepared speech.

Govt 'not even pretending to try' to reduce transport emissions: former MOT chief science advisor

Tuesday - By Liz Kivi | The former chief science advisor for the Ministry of Transport says the current government isn’t even pretending to try to reduce carbon emissions from transport.

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Thursday - Spot NZUs last fixed at $52.25 on CommTrade, at $52.00 on Carbon Match, and at $52.50 on emsTradepoint this morning.

Swiss parliament spurns European climate ruling

Thursday - The Swiss parliament voted to snub a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that accused the country of being ineffective in fighting climate change.

Nitrous oxide emissions are accelerating with growing demand for fertilizer and meat

Thursday - Food’s role in climate change has emerged as one of the defining challenges of our time.

China to reach 2030 solar and wind energy target five years ahead of schedule

Thursday - China is expected to exceed its 2030 solar and wind energy target already in 2025, when its solar and wind capacity is projected to reach 1,720 GW, GlobalData said.

What do the European elections mean for EU climate action?

Thursday - This week’s European parliamentary election results saw parties on the populist right making big gains in France and Germany, while the historic “green wave” of 2019 receded.

The anti-windfarm 'odd couple' joining forces to fight the renewable energy projects Australia's already failing to build

Thursday - Deep in coal country, a lifelong environmentalist and one-time Greens candidate is feeling the applause.

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Thursday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Wednesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand appeared unenthusiastic about Australia’s plans to form a conservative alliance on climate change.
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Rangatahi gear up to tackle climate change in World Vision challenge

Wednesday - Media release | A rugby star, prominent TikTok content creators, singer, actor,...

Basic income can double global GDP while reducing carbon emissions

Tuesday - 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...

NZ to invest $20 million in renewable energy project for Niue

6 Jun 24 - Media release | Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Niue Premier Dalton...

Humanity must extract seven to nine billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year

5 Jun 24 - Media release | New State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report shows the need for a...

National’s climate cuts will take us backwards

4 Jun 24 - Media release | The National Government has shown all their talk about meeting...

Tiwai smelter to stay open in 20-year deal

31 May 24 - Media release | The aluminium smelter at Tiwai in Southland has secured energy...

Huge gap between net zero and real zero: analysis

31 May 24 - Media release | Government overreliance on carbon dioxide removals to avoid the...

New programme offers planet-friendly guidance for NZ’s not-for-profits

30 May 24 - Media release | Carbon footprint tracking expert Cogo has collaborated with the...

Hutt City Council announces low carbon acceleration fund recipients

28 May 24 - Media release | Five organisations with a keen eye for reducing their emissions...

Climate Change Commission chair to retire

27 May 24 - Media release | The Climate Change Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr, has confirmed...

Flood damage a growing risk for NZ’s kelp forests

27 May 24 - Media release | Timber slash and debris from flooding events is decimating...

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