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'Silent devastation' of drought set to increase globally under climate change

Today 10:30am - Media Release | Droughts will become more frequent and more severe under climate change, according to a report launched at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

Progress towards Canterbury's Climate Action Plan

Thursday - Media release | The Canterbury Mayoral Forum endorsed a collective funding approach to regional climate actions during a meeting on Friday 24 November.

New VCMI guidance opens door for corporate carbon credit claims

29 Nov 23 - Media Release | The Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) has today released additional guidance for its Claims Code of Practice (Claims Code), enabling companies to make claims about their use of high-quality carbon credits.

Fly-in fly-out MPs urged to save money and the environment

24 Nov 23 - Media release | Greater Wellington chair Daran Ponter has sent new Members of Parliament a Snapper card, preloaded with $20, to jump on board Metlink’s Airport Express as they travel between the Beehive and boarding gate.

Mercury Kaiwera Downs windfarm opens

22 Nov 23 - Media release | Mercury has cut the ribbon to celebrate stage one of the Kaiwera Downs Windfarm coming online.

Climate adaptation planning: “Strengthen community engagement,” says Helen Clark Foundation and WSP

21 Nov 23 - Media release | A new report from the Helen Clark Foundation and engineering consultants WSP is calling for significant change to the way communities are engaged in climate adaptation planning.

New Zealand’s largest insurer calls on new government to prioritise flood resilience

21 Nov 23 - Media Release | The economic toll of our summer of storms continues to mount, with insurance payouts now topping $1 billion, a number second only to the Christchurch earthquakes, AMI, State and NZI can reveal.

Majority of New Zealanders want public transport discounts to stay

16 Nov 23 - Press release - A new poll has found that 71% of New Zealanders want to keep the current public transport discounts. 50% strongly agree the discounts should be kept.

Forest & Bird backs action to stop mining on Coromandel conservation land

14 Nov 23 - Media release | Coromandel-based anti-mining group Ours Not Mines is in the High Court today challenging the Hauraki District Council’s decision to give OceanaGold – a large international mining...

Oxfam joins calls for New Zealand to support fossil fuel free Pacific

9 Nov 23 - Media release | Oxfam is backing calls from Pacific leaders for the New Zealand and Australian governments to endorse the Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific, a top...

Landfill has a new front-end loader – and it’s fully electric

7 Nov 23 - The recently introduced front-end loader at Wellington’s Southern Landfill is the first of its kind at a landfill in New Zealand, and will reduce emissions by up to 15 percent on the site.

New tech to boost emissions reduction effort

6 Nov 23 - Media release | Ground-breaking new portable technology to measure methane emissions from cattle “on farm” will bolster efforts to reduce the climate change impact from livestock in New Zealand and...

Scholarship awarded for world first climate change degree

1 Nov 23 - Media release - A Mount Maunganui-based university student is the first recipient of the Toi Moana Climate Change Scholarship, awarded by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

‘It’s just how life is here’: Children in Vanuatu devastated by early return of cyclone season

30 Oct 23 - Media release | Category Five Tropical Cyclone Lola in Vanuatu has claimed at least two lives and caused widespread, severe damage to hundreds of homes, schools and food gardens in a country still...

AgriZeroNZ appoints Wayne McNee as chief executive

25 Oct 23 - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the public-private joint venture helping farmers reduce their emissions, has appointed Wayne McNee as its chief executive.

10% of wilderness outside of Antarctica may be threatened by agriculture as the climate warms

20 Oct 23 - Media release | Expansions in crop farming across the globe are the biggest driving force of biodiversity loss in the wild. Now, in a new study publishing in the journal Current Biology on November...

Sea-level rise likely to skyrocket if Paris Agreement targets not met

19 Oct 23 - Media release | The Greenland ice sheet is projected to undergo abrupt losses due to melting if global warming exceeds temperatures of around 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures, according to a...

Sustainable Business Network calls on incoming govt to step up

18 Oct 23 - The Sustainable Business Network is calling on the incoming Government to keep up action on sustainability.

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission encourages regional action to enhance forestry management

9 Oct 23 - Media release | The Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission is calling for regional action to enhance the management of nearly 20% of global forests.

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