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Should government put the brakes on fuel tax cuts?

Tuesday - The government isn’t ruling out further fuel tax cuts, but experts say policy makers should be looking at a targeted approach to inflation rather than continue with a “knee-jerk response” to rising fuel prices.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, an expert was calling for government regulations or incentives to cut emissions from the transport sector, as the ETS was doing little to cut greenhouse gas emissions.


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

Coal mine out of business due to high environmental costs

Monday - A recent regional council decision to refuse consents for Bathurst Coal’s Canterbury mining operation could signal that environmental regulations are increasing the cost of coal to the point where it’s no longer economic.

Is coal driving wholesale power prices?

Monday - By Ian Llewellyn - Energy & Environment | It appears that international coal prices are one of the main drivers behind currently higher than average wholesale spot and futures power prices.


Monday - Ten years ago, with carbon prices languishing in the mid-single digits, Malaysian-owned Ernslaw One was planning to hold on to the majority of its carbon credits for the first time in three years.


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

NZ exporters could face European tariffs if NZ misses Paris commitments

Friday - The European NZ free trade deal announced yesterday binds the signatories to meeting their Paris commitments and allows for tariffs to be imposed should they fail to do so.

Councils take aim at climate crisis

Friday - More local authorities are taking aim at the climate crisis, with Queenstown Lakes District Council and Hamilton City Council both adopting climate policies yesterday.

CarbonCrop to renew trading next week

Friday - The on-again-off-again trading of Native CarbonCrop units (CCUs) will be on again next week.

Best by the rest…

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: questions about new carbon offsets; wrestling with methane metrics; and He Waka Eke Noa’s programme director argues Kiwi...


Friday - Ten years ago, Carbon Market Solutions' Wayne King was reflecting on the United Nations' Rio+20 summit, progress since the first Earth Summit, and hopes for the future.


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

110km speed limit on Waikato Expressway predicted to increase C02 emissions by nearly 38,000 tonnes

Thursday - Waka Kotahi modelling predicts the decision to allow drivers to travel at 110km/h on the Waikato Expressway will result in 37,903 tonnes of emissions between 2031 and 2041.

Trading paused on new voluntary carbon market platform after a single day

Thursday - Carbonnz - a voluntary carbon credit trading platform launched on Tuesday - has temporarily paused trading.

Mindful Money Ethical and Impact Investment awards winners announced

Thursday - Pathfinder Asset Managment has scooped the top prize at the Mindful Money Ethical and Impact awards for the second year running.


Thursday - Ten years ago, pledges at the United Nations' Rio+20 sustainability forum had passed the $500 billion mark.


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

Climate change puts another nail in quarter acre pavlova paradise’s coffin

29 Jun 22 - It’s been a long time coming but the climate emergency is finally beginning to reshape the future of our cities. This morning’s announcement that the government is throwing its support behind...

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Pacific island nations unite against deep sea mining

29 Jun 22 - Media Release - In the first governmental alliance of its kind, the Pacific...

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer aims to build anti deep sea mining coalition at UN Oceans Summit

28 Jun 22 - Media Release - Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer MP was...

Multi-million dollar fund set to address high failure rate of kiwi social enterprises

27 Jun 22 - Media Release - A new $20 million fund and incubation initiative designed to...

Avis shifts gears to launch NZ's largest electric car rental fleet

23 Jun 22 - Media Release - Avis New Zealand has added close to 100 electric vehicles (EVs)...

Mysterious climate behaviour during Earth’s most severe mass extinction event explained

22 Jun 22 - Media Release - The end-Permian mass extinction is the most severe mass...

New biodiversity market launched

17 Jun 22 - Media Release - A new biodiversity market has been launched with the first...

Circular economy discussion paper for investors released

10 Jun 22 - Media Release - The Investor Group on Climate Change today released a new...

Landfill gas capture deal a win for the wallet and environment

9 Jun 22 - Media Release - More than five million cubic metres of potentially harmful...

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