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New Zealand might not announce its NDC until after COP26: Shaw

Tuesday - Climate change minister James Shaw told an online forum last week that he wasn’t sure whether he would be announcing a renewed Nationally Determined Contribution before or even at next month’s COP26 Conference in Glasgow.

Pacific Islands demand global leaders bring action, not excuses, to UN summit

Tuesday - The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change. But as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation states will not be submerged without a fight, argues Australia Climate Council researcher Wesley Morgan in The Conversation.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Dr Pieter Tans, of the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, visited Aotearoa with a stark warning: It's not possible for economic growth to continue indefinitely. (A decade later, it's not clear anyone was listening.)

WORTH NOTING...

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

Aotearoa first country to pass climate reporting law

Friday - AOTEAROA has become the first country in the world to pass a law requiring companies to disclose climate-related risks and opportunities.

NZ study finds airborne microplastics directly impact climate change

Microplastics air sampler at Birdlings Flat

Friday - New Zealand scientists recently found that microplastics – which are in our rivers, oceans, and land – are also in the air we breathe. Now local scientists have discovered airborne microplastic pollution is likely to directly affect climate change.

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, a plan to power Stewart Island with 100% renewable energy - including a wave-energy plant - was announced.


WORTH NOTING...

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

Strong business support for mandatory climate change risk reporting

Thursday - Eighty-six per cent of businesses that made submissions on the Climate Related Disclosures Bill supported mandatory disclosure, climate change minister James Shaw told a briefing on a governance and...

Majority of Kiwis believe there's nothing more they can do to cut emissions

Thursday - ONLY 40% of New Zealanders believe they could do more to cut down on their emissions to help tackle climate change.

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, Australia's CSIRO released research indicating that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia was up to 30% less than those emitted in the...

WORTH NOTING...

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

Bi-partisan housing accord a win for environment

20 Oct 21 - 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

20 Oct 21 - 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...

WORTH NOTING...

20 Oct 21 - 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

19 Oct 21 - 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...

10 YEARS AGO...

19 Oct 21 - 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...

WORTH NOTING...

19 Oct 21 - 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

18 Oct 21 - The government has this morning announced a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to climate change.


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NZ dairy industry linked to illegal Indonesian palm oil plantations: Greenpeace

Friday - Media Release - A new report released today by Greenpeace Indonesia, " Deceased...

Victoria University Prof joins Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy Fellows

20 Oct 21 - Media Release - Dr Franck Natali, Associate Professor at Te Herenga...

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

19 Oct 21 - Media Release - The Government’s decision to commit $1.3 billion over four...

Climate aid boost a fantastic outcome: Oxfam

19 Oct 21 - Media Release - Today's announcement is a fantastic outcome for communities on...

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15 Oct 21 - 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

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