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IMF chief makes the case for carbon pricing as ‘writing on the wall’ for oil and gas

Today 10:30am - The head of the International Monetary Fund on Sunday underlined the case for carbon pricing at the COP28 climate summit.

Al Gore slams COP28 climate summit host UAE, says its emissions soared

Today 10:30am - Climate advocate and former US Vice President Al Gore slammed the UAE - host of the COP28 climate summit - saying its position as overseer of international negotiations on global warming this year was an abuse of public trust.

What sea level rise will look like in cities that have hosted climate summits

Today 10:30am - As global leaders and delegates gather in Dubai for the annual UN climate summit, a new analysis shows how the host cities of previous summits could be inundated — if not entirely submerged — by rising ocean waters.

Global hospitals may face imminent shutdowns due to extreme weather

Monday - A report by XDI reveals that 1 in 12 hospitals worldwide could face shutdowns due to extreme weather events from climate change.

COP28: How seven policies could help save a billion lives by 2100

Friday - In a recent review of more than 180 peer-reviewed articles — which I conducted with fellow researcher Richard Parncutt — we found that a scientific consensus has formed around the so-called 1,000-ton rule.

From tree planting to ‘sponge cities’: why nature-based solutions are crucial to fighting the climate crisis

Friday - Nature could hold the key to protecting humanity as the planet heats, but scientists say it is still an underused option.

Has wind power blown it?

Thursday - Financial headwinds could be a passing storm or a long-term headache for the carbon-free energy source.

We can’t address the climate crisis without nature

Thursday - At a climate summit, Bill Gates sparked controversy by dismissing tree planting as a climate crisis solution, calling it “complete nonsense.”

No easy way to communicate the impacts of climate change, says study

29 Nov 23 - A new study outlines how researchers sought to reduce the psychological distance of climate change by showing a 3D virtual simulation of a storm surge to see if it would change their behaviours and...

The green battery of the future is right under your feet

28 Nov 23 - As the world transitions to renewable energy, some researchers are looking for a more Earth-friendly alternative to lithium ion batteries.

Heat, disease, air pollution: how climate change impacts health

28 Nov 23 - Growing calls for the world to come to grips with the many ways that global warming affects human health have prompted the first day dedicated to the issue at crunch UN climate talks.

Most people don’t realise how much progress we’ve made on climate change

28 Nov 23 - The rapid rise of renewables and EVs has already put us on a safer path.

Indigenous peoples and local communities can make the voluntary carbon market work for them

28 Nov 23 - The voluntary carbon market has the potential to address $4.1 trillion in nature financing gap by 2050 and support Indigenous peoples and local communities — when done right.

Oil and gas industry needs to let go of carbon capture as solution to climate change, IEA says

27 Nov 23 - The oil and gas industry faces a reckoning over its role in the clean energy transition, according to an International Energy Agency report.

Thousands of fossil fuel lobbyists attend COP meetings: NGOs

24 Nov 23 - Delegates openly affiliated with oil, gas and coal firms have attended the UN climate talks to address the escalating global impacts of human-induced climate change at least 7,200 times over the last...

In numbers: The state of the climate ahead of COP28

24 Nov 23 - Annual emissions may have just peaked but the world’s temperature will keep rising until we reach net zero.

Shell to face human rights claims in UK over chronic oil pollution in Niger delta

24 Nov 23 - More than 13,000 Nigerian villagers can bring legal claims against oil firm, rules high court.

The case for climate neuroscience

24 Nov 23 - In a new paper, brain scientists lay out how their field could probe the reciprocal relationships between the changing climate and the brain.

Is it too late to keep global warming below 1.5C? The challenge in seven charts

23 Nov 23 - Chances are rapidly disappearing to limit Earth’s temperature rise to the globally agreed mark, but researchers say there are some positive signs of progress.

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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...

Progress towards Canterbury's Climate Action Plan

Thursday - Media release | The Canterbury Mayoral Forum endorsed a collective funding...

New VCMI guidance opens door for corporate carbon credit claims

29 Nov 23 - 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...

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