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PM urged to go hard and go early against climate change

4 Oct 21 - Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is being urged to go hard and go early against climate change in an open letter being promoted by activist group Extinction Rebellion

Are our spooks driving EVs?

13 Sep 21 - Have you ever wondered whether our spies prefer Teslas to gas guzzlers? Well, keep on wondering - apparently it's a state secret.

Almost a third of world’s tree species face extinction: report

2 Sep 21 - Almost a third of the world’s tree species are at risk of extinction, while hundreds are on the brink of being wiped out, according to a new report.

Natural catastrophe losses hit $40 billion

13 Aug 21 - A deep winter freeze, hailstorms and wildfires led to natural catastrophe losses of $40 billion in the firsthalf of 2021, Swiss Re Institute’s preliminary estimates showed on Thursday.


4 Aug 21 - The Environmental Defence Society Annual Conference, kicks off today at the Christchurch Town Hall.

New centre for sustainable finance launched

29 Jul 21 - Media Release - Toitû Tahua, the Centre for Sustainable Finance, was launched today to implement the Sustainable Finance Forum’s 2030 roadmap for a sustainable financial system.

Aggressive marketing drives popularity of utes

29 Jul 21 - The Conversation: “Explore your inner beast.” That was the slogan used last year to sell the Ford Ranger. At 2.4 tonnes, that’s a lot of “light” truck, but the stakes are rising. This year, the 3.5 tonne Ram 1500 “eats utes for breakfast”.

Further onshore gas exploration possible

12 Jul 21 - Iwi Maori will be consulted before a decision is made on whether any new onshore, gas exploration permits are issued, the Minister of Energy and Resources, Megan Woods, told Parliament last week.

Biogas could meet 20% of NZ’s needs by 2050

7 Jul 21 - A joint study by engineering consultancy Beca, Firstgas and Fonterra claims renewable gas could replace close to 20% of New Zealand’s total gas usage by 2050.


1 Jul 21 - Environment Select Committee to hear reports from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on tourism and the prioritisation of environmental research in New Zealand, this morning.

Climate risk critical to investment decisions: Orr

30 Jun 21 - Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr urged attendees at yesterday’s Mindful Money Awards to incorporate climate risk into how they invest and allocate capital.


28 Jun 21 - Mindful Money Awards, Generator @ GridAKL, tomorrow.

ETS auction clears at $41.70

23 Jun 21 - The second NZ ETS auction cleared at a price of $41.70 today.

Discounted loans for sustainable farming

17 Jun 21 - ASB has taken advantage of the Reserve Bank’s Funding for Lending scheme to offer discounted lending to farmers adopting sustainable practices.


11 Jun 21 - Climate Change Commission open Zoom: ClimCom chair Dr Rod Carr and deputy chair Lisa Tumahai explain the commission's recommendations, today, 12 noon to 1pm.

Offsetting beer's environmental hangover

8 Jun 21 - Next time you take a swig of Steinlager you can rest easy knowing that Lion has paid one cent to offset the carbon emitted during its brewing.

Reserve Bank to commit puutea to climate change

3 Jun 21 - The Reserve Bank will use part of its $85 billion balance sheet to help deal with the challenges of climate change, the bank’s head of financial markets Vanessa Rayner said in a speech released...

Cycling’s carbon crushing credentials

Photo Credit: Alex Tang via Twitter

31 May 21 - With hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians “liberating” two lanes of the Auckland harbour bridge yesterday, and Wellington City Council committing to doubling its budget for bike paths last week,...

"Wrongheaded" obsession with balance a threat to the climate

21 May 21 - Former Treasury chief economist Girol Karacaoglu told a post budget breakfast this morning that the Government’s “wrongheaded” obsession with balance was preventing it from dealing adequately with...

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