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Save rail redux

Friday - In 1983 the then-Labour MP Richard Prebble toured the country on a save rail campaign.

World Bank funds new Pacific disaster and resilience website

Friday - The World Bank has funded a new website for Pacific disaster and resilience information as part of its programme to strengthen early warning systems and resilience for Pacific Islanders.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: IPCC author Bruce Glavovic wants to sharpen the focus of the National Adaptation Plan; Otago University experts touch on the relationship between solving public health crises and the climate crisis; plus creative non-fiction by science writer Rebecca Priestley.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the European Union slammed the United States for backing away from a United Nations goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

CLIMATE CALENDAR

Friday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.

Financial Markets Authority taken to task for failing to call out greenwashing

Thursday - The Financial Markets Authority has been accused of breaching its own code of conduct and failing to properly enforce ethical standards by refusing to define what makes an investment ethical.

Westpac offers low interest loans for e-bikes and EVs

Thursday - Westpac NZ has launched a new low-interest personal loan to support more New Zealanders to buy a range of electric vehicles, including EVs, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-mopeds.


Declining pest eradication will damage carbon sinks

Thursday - New Zealand leads the world in island pest eradication successes, but a decline in eradication in recent years could spell bad news for local carbon sinks.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, London’s Olympic Games and Europe’s summer holidays were partly to blame for depressing the carbon market.

CLIMATE CALENDAR

Thursday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.

Govt proposes legislation for greener streets

Wednesday - The government is proposing new legislation to make it safe, quicker, and more attractive for people to walk, ride, and take public transport in towns and cities.

Auckland Harbour Bridge walking/cycling trial reconsidered

Wednesday - Waka Kotahi is reconsidering trialling pedestrian and cycling access to Auckland Harbour Bridge following threats of legal action from environmental lobbyists.

EECA calls for submissions on EV charging

Wednesday - The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is calling for public submissions on a green paper about improving the performance of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to cope with increasing...

TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, a conference on feeding the world and saving the planet was calling for the government to increase the price of carbon.

CLIMATE CALENDAR

Wednesday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.

Kiwibank to offer sustainable loans to all business customers

Tuesday - Kiwibank is to offer preferential interests rates on sustainable loans to business customers beyond the agriculture sector for the first time from next month.

Climate change will push whales further south

Tuesday - Climate change will send New Zealand’s iconic marine giants south, further destabilising local marine ecosystems as well as threatening Kaikoura’s tourism industry, according to new research.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, a conference on feeding the world and saving the planet was calling for the government to increase the price of carbon.

CLIMATE CALENDAR

Tuesday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.


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New law requires overseas investors to show benefit to NZ of farm forestry conversions

Friday - Media Release - A law change to ensure that forestry conversions by overseas...

Seagrass restoration project aims to help tackle climate change

1 Aug 22 - Media Release - Cawthron Institute has partnered with Westpac NZ Government...

Local Government New Zealand passes free fares remit

29 Jul 22 - Media Release - On Thursday morning, the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)...

Three biggest unions ask NZers to vote for climate

29 Jul 22 - Media Release - The country’s three biggest unions, with a combined membership...

Kiwis most concerned about climate change: Ipsos poll

26 Jul 22 - Media Release - New Zealanders have an increased sense of urgency on the...

Mercury partners with Hikotron on a nationwide EV charging network

22 Jul 22 - Media Release - Mercury is supporting Hamilton start-up Hikotron in its rollout...

Greenhouse gases increasing but still below pre-pandemic levels

20 Jul 22 - Media Release - Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased...

Government subsidies for EV and hydrogen trucks

19 Jul 22 - Media Release - The Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods is celebrating...

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