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Greens join call for global Green New Deal

Friday - Green Party co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw are among a small group of politicians from around the world calling for a transformation of the global financial systems and massive public investment in new green infrastructure.

The largest flood flow ever measured

Friday - NIWA media release - Flood flows on the Buller River this month were the largest of any river in Aotearoa New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - The final of the EECA and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) webinars focusing on the sectors represented in the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ is on today between 12 noon - 1pm. This week it's the agriculture sector under the spotlight.

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the then UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon officially started the one-year countdown clock for the following year's Olympic Games in London - dedicated to the goal of sustainability.

Hydrogen makes business but not environmental sense: Krumdieck

Thursday - Shareholder profit rather than environmental sustainability is behind talk of using electricity currently powering the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to produce hydrogen, professor of mechanical engineering Susan Krumdieck says.

New centre for sustainable finance launched

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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”.


WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - The final of the EECA and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) webinars focusing on the sectors represented in the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ is on tomorrow, 12 noon - 1pm. This week it's the...

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, climate change denier Viscount Christopher Monckton announced he had sold out a talk at the Northern Club in Auckland.

Scientists back matauranga Maori's role in climate research

Wednesday - Matauranga Maori (traditional Maori knowledge) has a vital part to play in finding solutions to a myriad of urgent problems - including climate change - according to the New Zealand Association of...

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - If you're in Auckland this afternoon you can meet the people behind the Climate Venture Capital Fund, which aims to invest in low emissions technology.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, Business NZ released a report advising against integrating the Australian and New Zealand carbon markets.

ACC to appoint climate fund manager

350 Aotearoa ACC protest illustration

Tuesday - ACC is advertising for a manager for its Climate Change Impact Fund, which it says will, over time, have between $50 million to $100 million to invest.

Mussel shells could filter NZ waterways

Tuesday - Waste mussel shells could become a low-tech, natural tool to filter pollutants from New Zealand waterways if field testing by University of Canterbury engineers proves successful.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - If you're in Auckland tomorrow afternoon you can meet the people behind the Climate Venture Capital Fund, which aims to invest in low emissions technology.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand hosted climate change negotiators from 30 countries in an effort to break a deadlock in efforts to forge a post-Kyoto agreement. But little progress was made.

Convert Marsden Point to produce bio-crude: Bioenergy Assoc

Monday - The government is asleep at the wheel and should be pushing for the Marsden Point Refinery to be repurposed to produce bio-crude, the executive officer of the Bioenergy Association, Brian Cox, says.

Coal imports hit historical high; methane targets require 'scientific Hail Mary': RNZ

Monday - Climate change is making a splash on RNZ this morning. The public broadcaster has published an in-depth report on methane, a report on coal imports hitting and all time high, and a story on a new...

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - NZ ETS Market Governance and Industrial Allocations consultations are open until Friday 17 September.


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IGCC 2021 Climate Awards entries are open

The judging panel, who have generously committed their time and expertise to assess the applications: Don Henry AM (Chair), Robert Fowler, Elaine Prior & Talieh Williams.

Friday - Media Release - The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) is excited to...

Greenpeace calls foul on AB's Ineos sponsorship

Thursday - Media Release - Greenpeace is calling foul on NZ Rugby’s decision to sign a...

Earth overshoot day

Thursday - Media Release - It's Earth Overshoot Day again. Two years ago it was 26th July,...

Campaign to save urban trees launched

Photo Credit: RNZ

Tuesday - Media Release - A new campaign to stop the cutting down of mature trees in New...

Coal not the way forward for Southland: NGOs

Faux electric coal for the nostalgia buffs

23 Jul 21 - Media Release - Environmental NGOs wrote to Southland District Council...

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

23 Jul 21 - Media Release - Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of...

Fully renewable energy feasible for Samoa: Otago study

23 Jul 21 - Media Release - The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a...

Canterbury engineers working on carbon negative hydrogen

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineers Professor Shusheng Pang (left) and Associate Professor Alex Yip.

21 Jul 21 - Media Release - University of Canterbury engineering researchers are developing...

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