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Conservation minister slammed for branding marine protection commitments “an aspiration, not an obligation”

Wednesday - Media release | The World Wide Fund for Nature NZ has hit back at Conservation Minister Tama Potaka’s outrageous claim that protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 is purely “an aspiration”.

NZGIF’s investment in rural energy boosting uptake of solar on dairy farms

Monday - Media release | New Zealand Green Investment Finance’s (NZGIF) investment in Rural Energy is already helping accelerate the uptake of solar electricity generation on farms.

University of Canterbury research 'curbing our carbon conundrum'

Friday - Media release | Crushing rocks, injecting CO underground, and burning trees; UC researchers are finding solutions to Aotearoa New Zealand’s 100 million tonne carbon problem.

Rangatahi gear up to tackle climate change in World Vision challenge

12 Jun 24 - Media release | A rugby star, prominent TikTok content creators, singer, actor, teacher and climate activist are just some of the well-known New Zealanders putting their names behind this year’s World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

Basic income can double global GDP while reducing carbon emissions

11 Jun 24 - Media release | Giving a regular cash payment to the entire world population has the potential to increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by 130%.

Government signs Indo-Pacific economic agreements to boost trade

7 Jun 24 - Media release | Trade Minister Todd McClay and Climate Change Minister Simon Watts, today signed three Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) agreements that will boost investment, grow New Zealand’s digital and green economies and increase trade between New Zealand and the 14 IPEF partners.

Octopus Energy to pay households to use less power during winter

7 Jun 24 - Media release | Octopus Energy will pay its customers who reduce their electricity usage at peak times this winter under a newly launched scheme to help take pressure off the national grid and ensure security of supply when demand is highest.


No "silver bullet" for methane reduction on dairy farms, but...

7 Jun 24 - Media release | Last week, Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki, the regional development agency for Taranaki, hosted Mooving on Methane.

NZ to invest $20 million in renewable energy project for Niue

6 Jun 24 - Media release | Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Niue Premier Dalton Tagelagi have agreed to enhance the special relationship that exists between their two countries.

Humanity must extract seven to nine billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year

5 Jun 24 - Media release | New State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report shows the need for a much stronger set of policies.

National’s climate cuts will take us backwards

4 Jun 24 - Media release | The National Government has shown all their talk about meeting climate targets is just hot air as they cut more than $3 billion in climate-related work, said Labour climate...

Tiwai smelter to stay open in 20-year deal

31 May 24 - Media release | The aluminium smelter at Tiwai in Southland has secured energy supply from three generators until at least 2044.

Huge gap between net zero and real zero: analysis

31 May 24 - Media release | Government overreliance on carbon dioxide removals to avoid the urgent need to make rapid deep cuts in emissions prolongs the use of fossil fuels.

New programme offers planet-friendly guidance for NZ’s not-for-profits

30 May 24 - Media release | Carbon footprint tracking expert Cogo has collaborated with the Terra Nova Foundation on a trailblazing ‘Earth positive’ (Earth+) programme.

Hutt City Council announces low carbon acceleration fund recipients

28 May 24 - Media release | Five organisations with a keen eye for reducing their emissions have been given the green light on their reduction initiatives.

Climate Change Commission chair to retire

27 May 24 - Media release | The Climate Change Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr, has confirmed his plans to retire at the end of his term later this year, Climate Change Minister Simon Watts says.

Flood damage a growing risk for NZ’s kelp forests

27 May 24 - Media release | Timber slash and debris from flooding events is decimating Aotearoa New Zealand’s vital underwater kelp forests, a nationwide study shows.

New project targets methane reduction in dairy effluent ponds

23 May 24 - Media release | A new project led by Lincoln University and Ravensdown marks the next step towards providing farmers with a cost-effective tool to reduce methane emissions from effluent storage ponds.

Over 60% bounty increase for refrigerant recovery

22 May 24 - Media release | Cool-Safe is increasing Bounty Buy-Back payments from $25.00/kg to $40.00/kg for recovered synthetic refrigerants to help meet their target of 90% reduction of greenhouse gas...


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