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Bi-partisan housing accord a win for environment

Wednesday - Environmental groups are hailing yesterday’s announcement of bi-partisan support for higher density housing as a win for the environment and the battle against climate change.

New UN endorsed right to a healthy environment could speed up NZ climate action

Wednesday - Associate professor of law Nathan Cooper argues that a recent UN decision recognising the right to a healthy environment could have implications for New Zealand's methane emissions in this Conversation piece.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - A list of talks, events and conferences relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Climate Leaders Coalition report a 7% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday - Improvements in energy efficiency, EV uptake and covid-19 have contributed to a 7% reduction in 2020 emission levels among signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition – which includes some of New Zealand’s biggest companies.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Waikato University released research which revealed a "sustainability divide" between those businesses responding to the recession by dropping their environmental commitments and those that doubled down on them.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - A list of talks, events and conferences relating to climate change in the coming weeks

Government commits $1.3 billion to climate change aid

Tokelau solar project

Monday - The government has this morning announced a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to climate change.


From a throwaway society to a circular economy

Monday - New Zealanders are world leaders when it comes to dumping waste in landfills – in 2018 we chucked out the equivalent of 730kg per person – and all that waste ends up contributing about 4% of the...

10 YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, a Waikato University report warned that accountants would lose business to other experts if they didn't pick up their game when it came to including sustainability in their accounts.

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - A list of talks, events and conferences relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

NZ ranks 9th in KPMG Net Zero Readiness Survey

Friday - NEW ZEALAND'S agri-food sector is ranked first for decarbonisation in KPMG’s Net Zero Readiness Survey – a result that will be welcomed by the farming industry and raise eyebrows among...

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the Gillard Government in Australia announced a $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - Repair Café Aotearoa NZ (RCANZ) will be launched tomorrow, International Repair Day, with events across the country both in-person and online.

"Udder bullshit", leave it to the ETS, way to go: lobby groups respond to ERP

14 Oct 21 - Yesterday’s release of a discussion document on the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan has resulted in a flood of press releases. The verdicts range from “udder bullshit” and leave to the ETS to...

Experts respond to ERP discussion document

Dr Jocelyn Turnbull

14 Oct 21 - The Science Media Centre has compiled some expert reactions to the government's discussion document on its Emissions Reduction Plan.

10 YEARS AGO...

14 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, the Gillard government in Australia passed green energy legislation that put a price on carbon for the first time. It was described as an "historic moment."

WORTH NOTING...

14 Oct 21 - A list of talks, events and conferences relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Govt proposes allowing more emissions in the short-term and steeper cuts in the future

13 Oct 21 - THE government is proposing increasing the emissions budget recommended by the Climate Change Commission for the 2022-25 period by 2 megatonnes carbon dioxide equivalents, followed by cuts of 5Mt...

3 degrees warming and Wellington looks like the Venice of the south seas

13 Oct 21 - Wellington and Christchurch look like Venice, and Havana like Atlantis in a new interactive tool showing what some of the world's major cities will look if global warming is allowed to reach 3...


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Victoria University Prof joins Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy Fellows

Wednesday - Media Release - Dr Franck Natali, Associate Professor at Te Herenga...

Climate aid boost the wrong move at the wrong time: National

Tuesday - Media Release - The Government’s decision to commit $1.3 billion over four...

Climate aid boost a fantastic outcome: Oxfam

Tuesday - Media Release - Today's announcement is a fantastic outcome for communities on...

Sustainable transport key to combating climate change: UN

The latest VanMoof - eat your heart out Tesla drivers! (That's not the UN speaking.)

Friday - Media Release - From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy...

Contract awarded to power NZ Battery investigation

14 Oct 21 - A consortium of specialist firms has been awarded a major contract to advance...

Cash injection For ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project

14 Oct 21 - The country’s largest ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project has been...

Trade can play pivotal role in tackling climate change: UN

13 Oct 21 - A new United Nations report has underscored an urgent need for economies in the...

States can be held accountable for climate change effects on the young: UN Child Rights Committee

12 Oct 21 - Media Release - In a historic ruling on the harmful effects of climate change...

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