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Govt gives cautious welcome to US-European methane pledge

Monday - Climate Change minister James Shaw says it’s great to see the EU and US committing to reducing methane emissions by 30% over the next nine years but isn’t committing the government to signing New Zealand up just yet.

NZU stockpile grows

Monday - The NZU stockpile has grown from 134.5 million in March to 138.4 million at the end of June, according to figures just released by the Environmental Protection Authority.


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


Monday - Ten years ago, the UN Environment Programme was urging the Asia Pacific Region to embark on a on a green industrial revolution to take advantage of improvements in resource efficiency.

Battle lines being drawn over role of pine in climate change mitigation

Friday - The Environmental Defence Society has called for an “urgent reset” of the Emissions Trading Scheme to avoid large swathes of the countryside being covered in pine plantations

What are the biophysical limits to growth?

Friday - Steve Keen, one of the world's leading heterodox economists, is among a high-powered panel of multi-disciplinary experts debating the biophysical limits of growth next Monday.


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


Friday - Ten years ago, the ACT Party was calling for the scrapping of the ETS.

Is a climate emergency delayed, a climate emergency denied?

Thursday - The Government has pushed back its Emission Reduction Plan by five months leading to accusations that its declaration of a climate emergency, last year, was “virtue signalling.”

NZ's climate change policies rated "highly insufficient"

Thursday - New Zealand’s climate change policies have been rated “highly Insufficient” by Climate Action Tracker.


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


Thursday - Ten years ago, the UN and more than 200 financial institutions warned that huge losses, both financial and environmental, would result from a failure to agree on a climate change agreement that spurs...

Young Kiwis much more concerned about climate change than oldies

Wednesday - Eighty per cent of New Zealanders between the age of 18 to 29 are concerned that climate change will harm them personally compared to just 49% of the 65 plus age group.

Waste to energy plant proposed for Waimate

An Ubaser waste to energy plant in UK

Wednesday - A joint venture between a New Zealand firm and Spanish and Chinese waste technology companies is investigating harvesting energy from South Island landfills.

NZ likely to come under pressure to cut methane emissions faster

Wednesday - New Zealand is on a list of high methane emitting countries identified by Europe and the US as needing to make greater efforts to cut back emissions of the greenhouse gas.


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


Wednesday - Ten years ago, the head of a panel reviewing the ETS said farmers should be brought under the scheme and said in time they could find themselves profiting from ability to offset emissions through...

Media goes potty over toilet trained cows

14 Sep 21 - There was never any doubt that a scientific paper on the viability of toilet training cows to fight climate change, released today, would be a hit with news editors. And they didn’t disappoint with,...


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

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