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G7 launches climate club to try and avoid green trade wars

Wednesday - Leaders of the world’s most advanced economies have agreed to start a Climate Club where members agree on joint rules and standards in the fight against global warming with the hope that it will avoid spats over green tariffs.

Japan pushes to remove zero-emission vehicle target from G7 statement, draft shows

Wednesday - Japan is pushing to remove a target for zero-emission vehicles from a G7 communique expected this week, according to a proposed draft seen by Reuters, a move that would water down language on climate change from the leaders' summit in Germany.

Can war be net-zero? NATO pledges massive revamp of energy-guzzling equipment

Wednesday - The super-polluting military alliance of NATO announced Tuesday its first emissions reduction targets, pledging to recognize the deepening climate emergency as “a defining challenge of our time.”

Global CEOs call on G7 leaders to step up climate action

Tuesday - Large global companies are pushing world leaders to step up action to tackle climate change at the G7 summit in Germany this weekend, demanding large-scale carbon pricing and measures to increase demand for clean technologies.

'Greenwashing': a new climate misinformation battleground

Tuesday - Fossil fuel firms are misleading the public about their moves to cut greenhouse gases and curb climate change -- and social media are hosting ads that perpetuate this "greenwashing", researchers say.

Climate damage caused by space tourism needs urgent mitigation: study

Monday - A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL Earth’s Future.

Carbon Markets set to continue growth as countries double down on climate ambition: IETA Survey

22 Jun 22 - Carbon markets around the world are set to continue growing rapidly as countries double down on climate ambition, and as corporates continue to pursue net-zero goals, finds IETA’s latest annual Market Sentiment Survey


Ibrahim Thiaw appointed interim UN Climate Change head

22 Jun 22 - The head of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification will head UN Climate Change from 17 July and until a permanent replacement to Patrica Espinosa is found.

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at UN talks

20 Jun 22 - Rich countries including the European Union and the United States have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on...

President Sheikh Mohamed pledges $50 billion to tackle climate change at Biden meeting

20 Jun 22 - UAE president Sheikh Mohamed has pledged $50 billion to address climate change across the world after taking part in a meeting hosted by US President Joe Biden.

Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation

17 Jun 22 - Two weeks of climate talks in Germany have ended in acrimony between rich and poor countries over cash for climate damage.

Green energy 'stagnates' as fossil fuels dominate

16 Jun 22 - A new study says that the world is using more fossil fuels than ever as the transition to green energy stalls.

‘Delusional’: UN chief slams new fossil fuel funding and warns of climate chaos

16 Jun 22 - The U.N. Secretary General has slammed new funding for fossil fuel exploration, describing it as “delusional” and calling for an abandonment of fossil fuel finance.

WTO goes green as climate change impacts trade

15 Jun 22 - The World Trade Organisation’s says that turning trade green is now urgent business, with the WTO putting climate change at the heart of its negotiations.

Climate change is fuelling global food price inflation and shortages

14 Jun 22 - With climate change producing mounting harms throughout the world, as well as the war in Ukraine raging on, the issue of a global food price inflation and shortages has reached international...

I AMs not worth the paper they're written on: Stilglitz

14 Jun 22 - In a new paper, Sir Nicholas Stern, Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Charlotte Taylor conclude that climate-energy-economy Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), which are the key tool in...

The world’s climate plans overlook people with disabilities

14 Jun 22 - Countries across the world have largely left people with disabilities out of their climate policies, according to a report published on Friday. As a result of that oversight, when climate disasters...

Fifty years after UN's Stockholm Environment Conference vision of a "healthy planet" no closer

13 Jun 22 - Diplomats from countries around the world gathered here last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment—the meeting that made the...

Phasing out coal could generate ‘social benefits’ worth $78 trillion

13 Jun 22 - Replacing coal with renewable energy would greatly benefit society, according to a new working paper from Imperial College Business School.


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Pacific island nations unite against deep sea mining

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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