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Has wind power blown it?

Today 11:00am - 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

Today 11:00am - 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

Wednesday - 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 attitudes regarding climate change.

The green battery of the future is right under your feet

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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

Monday - 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.

Ban private jets to address climate crisis, says Thomas Piketty

23 Nov 23 - French economist says class inequality must be at centre of climate response and calls for progressive carbon taxes.

Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says

22 Nov 23 - ‘Polluter elite’ are plundering the planet to point of destruction, says Oxfam after comprehensive study of climate inequality.

Earth is hurtling toward nearly 3°C of warming

22 Nov 23 - The globe is headed for nearly 3°C (5.4°F) of warming compared with preindustrial levels through 2100, new data finds, even if current policies to cut planet-warming emissions are met.

UK government plans radical shake-up of foreign aid for climate change disasters

22 Nov 23 - The UK government is to spend millions of pounds helping countries prepare for future humanitarian disasters in a radical shake-up of its development policy.

Anti-green backlash hovers over COP climate talks

21 Nov 23 - War, a fossil fuel boom and populist revolts are sapping the optimism from the fight against climate change. And then there’s Trump.

Warming of 2C would trigger ‘catastrophic’ loss of world’s ice, new report says

21 Nov 23 - Global warming of 2C would see “extensive, long-term and essentially irreversible” losses from the Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers, warns a new report.

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Progress towards Canterbury's Climate Action Plan

Today 11:00am - Media release | The Canterbury Mayoral Forum endorsed a collective funding...

New VCMI guidance opens door for corporate carbon credit claims

Wednesday - 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...

AgriZeroNZ appoints Wayne McNee as chief executive

25 Oct 23 - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the public-private joint venture helping farmers...

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