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The Lorax is Rod Carr's pick for best climate change related fiction book of all time

24 Dec 21 - The Lorax by Dr Seuss is Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr's choice for the best fiction book relating to climate change in the inaugural Carbon News Climate Change Summer Reading list.

Happy holidays

24 Dec 21 - This is the final edition of Carbon News for the year. We'll be back on Monday 24 January. (And that's a cross section of a red cabbage put through a kaleidoscopic filter - courtesy of Twitter user @DanBebber.)

Haiku writing IPCC co-author joins Climate Change Commission board

23 Dec 21 - Leading climate scientist and IPCC co-author Andy Reisinger is one of three new appointments to the Climate Change Commission board.

Climate change contributes to record high insurance payouts

23 Dec 21 - Insurance claims resulting from weather events - some of which have been attributed to climate change by scientists - have hit a record high of $304.9 million in 2021, eclipsing last year's record of $274 million.

Environment minister responds to criticism of RMA amendment delay

23 Dec 21 - Environment minister David Parker's office has provided Carbon News with a response to questions raised in yesterday's story about the delay in the introduction of an amendment to the Resource Management Act allowing councils to decline applications on climate change grounds.

Government delays one of its “most significant” climate change policy changes

22 Dec 21 - Cabinet agreed on Monday to delay an amendment to the Resource Management Act that was trumpeted by climate change minister James Shaw as “one of the most significant policy changes to address climate change this term” when it was passed in June last year.


22 Dec 21 - Tomorrow is your final chance to have a say on the information car buyers will be shown when purchasing their next vehicle.

Seaweed company beefs up its R&D

21 Dec 21 - CH4 Aotearoa – a pioneer in using red seaweed (Asparagopsis) to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals – is beefing up its R&D operations.


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

14,000 hectares of farm land converted to forestry in first six months of 2021

20 Dec 21 - More than 14,000 hectares of beef and sheep farm land was bought for forestry conversions in the first six months of 2021, according to a report commissioned by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.


20 Dec 21 - Ten years ago, MAF reported that insufficient progress was being made on the Clean Streams Accord with just two out of its five targets met.


20 Dec 21 - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

ETS revenue should be returned to the people: NZ Initiative

17 Dec 21 - The government is missing a chance to make the ETS progressive by not returning its revenues to ordinary New Zealanders in the form of a dividend, NZ Initiative economist Matt Burgess says.

Southern hemesphere's first electric ferry launched in Wellington

17 Dec 21 - The Southern Hemisphere's first electric ferry has been seen zipping across the waters of Te Whanganui-a-Tara for some time now . Yesterday it was officially launched.

$4.5 billion in projected ETS revenue committed to new climate emergency fund

16 Dec 21 - The government is committing the $4.5 billion it expects to earn from Emission Trading Scheme auctions over the next four years to a new Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF).


16 Dec 21 - Ten years ago, the UN launched its own carbon footprint app. The app provided a variety of suggestions and guidelines to show users how they could limit the environmental degradation of ecosystems.


16 Dec 21 - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Environmental tipping points rather than monetised risks should guide budgets: Upton

15 Dec 21 - Identifying environmental tipping points rather than the dollar costs of environmental inaction should guide future wellbeing budgets, according to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment...

Government to introduce biofuel mandate

15 Dec 21 - From April 2023 fuel wholesalers will be required to include a percentage of biofuels in the fuels they sell in an effort to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the government announced today.

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