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Climate change puts another nail in quarter acre pavlova paradise’s coffin

Wednesday - It’s been a long time coming but the climate emergency is finally beginning to reshape the future of our cities. This morning’s announcement that the government is throwing its support behind light rail from the Wellington railway station to Island Bay is driven by a vision of a much higher density city where the motorcar takes a back seat to public transport, cycling and walking.

Pandemic slashes NZTE’s carbon emissions by nearly 70%

Wednesday - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s first sustainability report shows the pandemic slashed a whopping 68.8% from the government agency’s carbon emissions.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, Mighty River Power - now Mercury Energy - got the go-ahead for a 53 turbine wind farm in the Puketoi Ranges.


Wednesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

New voluntary carbon unit will incentivise landowners to preserve regenerating native bush

Tuesday - A new voluntary carbon unit, launched today, will incentivise landowners to protect areas of regenerating native bush currently ineligible for NZUs under the ETS.

NZ not doing enough to prevent deaths from extreme weather worsened by climate change

Tuesday - Negative health consequences from extreme weather in New Zealand could increase because of climate change and the country needs to do more to prevent and manage these threats, researchers say.

Sustainable Business Network launches new carbon emissions calculator

Tuesday - The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is launching a new carbon emissions calculator tomorrow to make it easier for businesses to measure and reduce emissions.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith was hoping to inspire New Zealand business leaders to embrace sustainability, amid fears Kiwi businesses were lagging behind the rest of the world.


Tuesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Report recommends rail upgrades resulting in up to 1.6 million tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions

Monday - The Wellington Regional Council has released a report that recommends replacing the diesel locomotives currently used on the Wairarapa and Manawatu lines with tri mode trains that emit eight times...

The Government’s gas conundrum

Monday - By Ian Llewellyn - Energy & Environment | The problem of how to phase out natural gas use and not cause energy security problems and inflict billions of dollars in costs is highlighted in a Cabinet...


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $75.75 bid and $76.15 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $75.95.


Monday - Ten years ago, the government was embarking on an overhaul of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

MicroCar e-volution: The microcars already on our roads

23 Jun 22 - By Jeremy Rose | The Fiat 500 – better known in New Zealand as the Bambina - weighed in at just under 500 kilos but it was its 500cc engine that gave its name.

Greenpeace, Green Party call for stronger action on deforestation imports

23 Jun 22 - Greenpeace says a bill aimed at preventing unsustainable timber imports will do little to save the world’s rainforests or end human rights abuses.

Best by the rest...

23 Jun 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: New Zealand’s offshore energy revolution; climate policy’s winners and losers; and how climate change is putting marae at risk.


23 Jun 22 - Ten years ago, the gang behind a $60m scam in the European Union emissions market were jailed for a total of 35 years by a judge in London.


23 Jun 22 - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Transport-related GHG emissions cost society $1.68 billion a year

22 Jun 22 - By Liz Kivi | Transport-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are costing society $1.68 billion a year, according to a recent report commissioned by the Ministry of Health.

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Wednesday - Media Release - In the first governmental alliance of its kind, the Pacific...

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer aims to build anti deep sea mining coalition at UN Oceans Summit

Tuesday - Media Release - Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer MP was...

Multi-million dollar fund set to address high failure rate of kiwi social enterprises

Monday - Media Release - A new $20 million fund and incubation initiative designed to...

Avis shifts gears to launch NZ's largest electric car rental fleet

23 Jun 22 - Media Release - Avis New Zealand has added close to 100 electric vehicles (EVs)...

Mysterious climate behaviour during Earth’s most severe mass extinction event explained

22 Jun 22 - Media Release - The end-Permian mass extinction is the most severe mass...

New biodiversity market launched

17 Jun 22 - Media Release - A new biodiversity market has been launched with the first...

Circular economy discussion paper for investors released

10 Jun 22 - Media Release - The Investor Group on Climate Change today released a new...

Landfill gas capture deal a win for the wallet and environment

9 Jun 22 - Media Release - More than five million cubic metres of potentially harmful...

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