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Financial Markets Authority taken to task for failing to call out greenwashing

Today 10:30am - The Financial Markets Authority has been accused of breaching its own code of conduct and failing to properly enforce ethical standards by refusing to define what makes an investment ethical.

Westpac offers low interest loans for e-bikes and EVs

Today 10:30am - Westpac NZ has launched a new low-interest personal loan to support more New Zealanders to buy a range of electric vehicles, including EVs, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-mopeds.

Declining pest eradication will damage carbon sinks

Today 10:30am - New Zealand leads the world in island pest eradication successes, but a decline in eradication in recent years could spell bad news for local carbon sinks.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Today 10:30am - Ten years ago, London’s Olympic Games and Europe’s summer holidays were partly to blame for depressing the carbon market.

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Today 10:30am - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.

Govt proposes legislation for greener streets

Wednesday - The government is proposing new legislation to make it safe, quicker, and more attractive for people to walk, ride, and take public transport in towns and cities.

Auckland Harbour Bridge walking/cycling trial reconsidered

Wednesday - Waka Kotahi is reconsidering trialling pedestrian and cycling access to Auckland Harbour Bridge following threats of legal action from environmental lobbyists.


EECA calls for submissions on EV charging

Wednesday - The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is calling for public submissions on a green paper about improving the performance of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to cope with increasing...

TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, a conference on feeding the world and saving the planet was calling for the government to increase the price of carbon.

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Wednesday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.

Kiwibank to offer sustainable loans to all business customers

Tuesday - Kiwibank is to offer preferential interests rates on sustainable loans to business customers beyond the agriculture sector for the first time from next month.

Climate change will push whales further south

Tuesday - Climate change will send New Zealand’s iconic marine giants south, further destabilising local marine ecosystems as well as threatening Kaikoura’s tourism industry, according to new research.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, a conference on feeding the world and saving the planet was calling for the government to increase the price of carbon.

CLIMATE CALENDAR

Tuesday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.

Government should commit $8 billion to retrofitting housing: Green Building Council

Monday - The government’s emission reduction plan lacks ambition and is missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars’ of easily achievable savings in energy and health benefits as a result, the New Zealand...

Forestry policy juggling competing priorities

Monday - By Ian Llewellyn - Energy & Environment | The finance and expenditure committee has reported back the Overseas Investment (Forestry) Amendment Bill, highlighting the Government’s attempt to grapple...

TEN YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, Standards New Zealand adopted an international standard for sustainable event management, which was developed in conjunction with the organising committee of the 2012 London Olympics.

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

Kānuka could provide lucrative combined carbon-fixing regime

5 Aug 22 - By Liz Kivi | Kānuka could provide an alternative to pine plantations on marginal land, following a groundbreaking study showing kanuka oil as an effective treatment for eczema.


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Seagrass restoration project aims to help tackle climate change

1 Aug 22 - Media Release - Cawthron Institute has partnered with Westpac NZ Government...

Local Government New Zealand passes free fares remit

29 Jul 22 - Media Release - On Thursday morning, the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)...

Three biggest unions ask NZers to vote for climate

29 Jul 22 - Media Release - The country’s three biggest unions, with a combined membership...

Kiwis most concerned about climate change: Ipsos poll

26 Jul 22 - Media Release - New Zealanders have an increased sense of urgency on the...

Mercury partners with Hikotron on a nationwide EV charging network

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Greenhouse gases increasing but still below pre-pandemic levels

20 Jul 22 - Media Release - Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased...

Government subsidies for EV and hydrogen trucks

19 Jul 22 - Media Release - The Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods is celebrating...

Global energy and climate leaders meet in Sydney to strengthen clean energy technology supply chains

13 Jul 22 - Media Release - Global energy and climate leaders are meeting this week at the...

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