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Government should commit $8 billion to retrofitting housing: Green Building Council

Today 10:30am - The government’s emission reduction plan lacks ambition and is missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars’ of easily achievable savings in energy and health benefits as a result, the New Zealand Green Building Council told the Environment Select Committee last week.

Forestry policy juggling competing priorities

Today 10:30am - By Ian Llewellyn - Energy & Environment | The finance and expenditure committee has reported back the Overseas Investment (Forestry) Amendment Bill, highlighting the Government’s attempt to grapple with competing priorities in the sector.


Today 10:30am - Ten years ago, Standards New Zealand adopted an international standard for sustainable event management, which was developed in conjunction with the organising committee of the 2012 London Olympics.


Today 10:30am - A list of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Kānuka could provide lucrative combined carbon-fixing regime

Friday - By Liz Kivi | Kānuka could provide an alternative to pine plantations on marginal land, following a groundbreaking study showing kanuka oil as an effective treatment for eczema.


Friday - Due to a technical glitch - we forgot to push send - yesterday's Carbon News bulletin wasn't sent out until this morning.

Groundswell tells farmers to “Say No” to reporting emissions

Friday - Farming protest group Groundswell is undermining climate efforts by the government and He Waka Eke Noa, launching a campaign to boycott government requests for information.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: Former Green Party leader Russel Norman on greenwashing and He Waka Eke Noa; political journalist Branko Marcetic on why the...


Friday - Ten years ago, German researchers challenged the European Commission's claim that locally produced rapeseed biodiesel cut back at least 38 per cent of greenhouse gases compared with fossil fuels.


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

Future governments could sell offshore carbon credits into ETS

Thursday - The government could purchase carbon credits from another government and then sell them through the ETS, Climate Change Commission commissioner Catherine Leining told an open Zoom session on Tuesday.

Who will pay for adaptation?

Thursday - The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) has been welcomed as a good start, but the big question of who is going to pay for the billion dollar large-scale adaptation is still up for debate.

Consultation period on forestry regulations "too short"

Thursday - Investment group Jarden has criticised the three week consultation period set down by the government as not enough time for stakeholders to process the complexities of the draft Climate Change...

Consultation open on penalties for small foresters in ETS

Thursday - The Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of the Environment are consulting on two options to change the penalty for small foresters in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) who...


Thursday - Ten years ago, the Forest Owners Association slammed Otago University Professor Sir Alan Mark’s suggestion that he might assemble a group of environmental activists to rip out forest seedlings on a...


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

First national climate adaptation plan launched today

Wednesday - The Government plans to introduce legislation to support managed retreat in response to the worsening impacts of climate change, according to the first national climate adaptation plan, released this...


Wednesday - Ten years ago, the Ministry for Primary Industries was offering $8 million co-investment for sustainable farming projects to improve the environment, society, and the economy.


Wednesday - A list of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions relating to climate change.

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Government subsidies for EV and hydrogen trucks

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Global energy and climate leaders meet in Sydney to strengthen clean energy technology supply chains

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