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NZ should champion split-gas approach in Glasgow: National

Today 11:15am - Last week both the National and ACT parties made it clear they didnít think climate change minister James Shaw should be going to the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November. But whether Shaw is there in person, or via Zoom, what are the policies the opposition parties would like to see New Zealand champion at the most important climate change gathering of the year?

'Just transitions' focus of latest Policy Quarterly

Today 11:15am - The latest issue of Victoria University's Policy Quarterly is focussed on 'just transitions' - the idea that the transition to a zero carbon economy can be done in a way that benefits everyone.

WORTH NOTING...

Today 11:15am - A list of talks, events and conferences relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

10 YEARS AGO...

Today 11:15am - Ten years ago, then Prime Minister John Key was accused of selectively quoting the work of a prominent environmental scientist in an effort to bolster his claim that New Zealand was clean and green on the BBC Hardtalk programme.

Governmentís green building plans lack urgency

Friday - An assessment of the governmentís climate change policies in the construction sector, by the non-profit Green Building Council, says they lack urgency and threatens the countryís chances of meeting its climate targets.

Climate change mitigation reshaping capitalís streets

Friday - A commitment to cutting the cityís GHG emissions has seen Wellington City Council greenlight consultation on a plan that will see 147km of cycle paths rolled out over the next 10 years.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - Submissions on the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill open today and close on Thursday 4 November.


10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the Gillard Government in Australia said modelling showed the economy would continue to grow steadily even with the introduction of a price on carbon.

Time to ditch light diesel vehicles: public health experts

Thursday - An opinion piece published in this monthís NZ Medical Journal calls for the introduction of a scrappage fee for diesel vehicles, bringing forward the year in which ICE vehicle importation is banned,...

KiwiRail obtains climate certified loan for ferries

Thursday - KiwiRail is the first company in the world to have a shipping loan certified under the Climate Bonds Initiative Framework Ė despite having come in for criticism for opting for a hybrid diesel system...

WORTH NOTING...

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

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, the Green Party launched a new policy promising 100,000 green jobs through state investment in renewable energy.

Investment in infrastructure key to achieving circular economy

Wednesday - If New Zealand is to achieve a low carbon, circular economy it needs to invest in infrastructure that enables the reprocessing and redistribution of goods and materials, according to a report being...

WORTH NOTING...

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

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, the OECD praised the Lake Taupo Water Quality Trading Scheme but said the country was sitting on an environmental time-bomb caused by agricultural nutrients polluting our waterways.

NZ climate change plan a missed opportunity to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars

21 Sep 21 - The Climate Change Commissionís final advice to government fails to take account of the potential health benefits of climate change mitigation measures that have the potential to save thousands of...

Taranaki protests planned to coincide with COP26

21 Sep 21 - Environmentalist group, Climate Justice Taranaki is coordinating a series of protests to coincide with the COP26 talks in Glasgow in November.

WORTH NOTING...

21 Sep 21 - A list of talks, events and conferences relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

10 YEARS AGO...

21 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, Christchurch-based Windflow Technology (which went into receivership in 2019) announced its windmills would power a biofuel plant in the Shetland Islands.


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