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Consumer NZ takes legal action against Z Energy over climate claims

Today 11:00am - Consumer NZ is taking Z Energy to the High Court, claiming the company has misled New Zealanders with its claims over emissions reductions and mitigation.

COP28 climate conference kicks off today

Today 11:00am - Climate change ministers old and new will represent New Zealand at the UN’s largest ever climate conference, which starts today.

Massive native reforestation project proposed

Wednesday - By Jeremy Rose | New Zealand could go from being a buyer of offshore carbon credits to an exporter of offsets, according to the promoters of an ambitious plan to reforest and restore 2.1 million hectares of indigenous forests over the next 10 years.

Climate friendly transport: Why Air New Zealand needs to get onboard with passenger rail

Wednesday - By Paul Callister and Robert McLachlan | Air New Zealand has a problem. The national airline needs to be profitable and, traditionally, this has involved increasing passenger numbers.

Incoming govt might face $24 billion climate bill

Tuesday - By Liz Kivi | The new government has a major task ahead to deliver on the country’s international obligations for emissions reductions, with implications for international trade if targets aren’t met.

Greens launch petition to keep oil and gas ban

Tuesday - The Green Party has launched a petition to stop the incoming government repealing the ban on offshore oil and gas exploration.

New govt cans ETS review, climate and environment ministers outside cabinet

Monday - By Liz Kivi | The new National-led coalition government has dumped the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, and appointed climate and environment ministers outside cabinet.

Energy and resources portfolio split

Monday - The former energy and resources portfolio has been split into two by the new government.

Biodiversity finance? Definitely. Biodiversity credits? Maybe

24 Nov 23 - By Jeremy Rose | The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and some of the country’s major environmental groups have questioned the government’s one-eyed focus on biodiversity credits.

NZ aircraft to fight climate-fuelled wildfires worldwide

24 Nov 23 - It’s unusual for an aircraft manufacturer to be able to genuinely claim its product is making a net positive contribution to climate change but that’s the claim of one Hamilton-based company - and it...

Best by the rest...

24 Nov 23 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: Big carbon farming decisions lie ahead; the good (and bad) news on climate change; and growing concerns around the Māori...

Toitū to stop accepting NZUs

23 Nov 23 - Toitū Envirocare, the government’s carbon certification service, announced today that it will transition away from accepting New Zealand carbon credits in its carbon certification programmes.

Manawa says stand-alone generation successful

23 Nov 23 - Manawa Energy has declared its move to a generation-only model a success.

Climate Change Commission in the dock

22 Nov 23 - The Climate Change Commission is back in court defending its advice, with a case brought by Lawyers for Climate Action (LCANZI) starting in the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Climate change might be to blame for ozone hole - new research

22 Nov 23 - Ozone levels above Antarctica may not be recovering after all, and climate change might be to blame, according to NZ scientists.

NZ signs up to US-led clean energy framework

21 Nov 23 - New Zealand is one of 14 countries in the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) that agreed to two more "pillars" of the initiative last week, covering cooperation on clean energy and...

Call for incoming government to allow micro-cars on our roads

20 Nov 23 - By Jeremy Rose | Long-time micro-car advocate Toa Greening is calling on the incoming government to change road regulations to allow microcars - increasingly popular in Asia and Europe - on New...

Contact hopes renewable projects will reduce ‘dry year risk’

20 Nov 23 - Contact Energy’s senior staff seem full of hope that the coming month will bring to an end a few uncertainties in the electricity sector.

Bottom trawling risks releasing massive ocean CO2 sink: new report

17 Nov 23 - New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone contains about 2,240 million tonnes of organic carbon or 1% of the estimated global carbon stocks in marine sediments, a report commissioned by the Parliamentary...

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Progress towards Canterbury's Climate Action Plan

Today 11:00am - Media release | The Canterbury Mayoral Forum endorsed a collective funding...

New VCMI guidance opens door for corporate carbon credit claims

Wednesday - Media Release | The Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) has...

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...

Mercury Kaiwera Downs windfarm opens

22 Nov 23 - Media release | Mercury has cut the ribbon to celebrate stage one of the...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New tech to boost emissions reduction effort

6 Nov 23 - Media release | Ground-breaking new portable technology to measure methane...

Scholarship awarded for world first climate change degree

1 Nov 23 - Media release - A Mount Maunganui-based university student is the first...

‘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...

AgriZeroNZ appoints Wayne McNee as chief executive

25 Oct 23 - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the public-private joint venture helping farmers...

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