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NZ to cooperate with Philippines on international climate target, pledges $41 million climate finance to Southeast Asia

Today 10:30am - By Liz Kivi | New Zealand has made its first tentative step towards forging an international agreement to meet its United Nations climate target by buying offshore offsetting.

Banks need to actively manage climate-related risks: Reserve Bank

Today 10:30am - Too little climate action taken too late will cut banks’ profits, but won’t threaten bank solvency or financial stability, according to the latest Reserve Bank modelling.

Fast-Track legislation wrong track for climate targets, say lawyers

Monday - Fast-Track legislation will take New Zealand further off track from meeting climate change obligations - and places the country at risk of breaching them, according to Lawyers for Climate Action.

Is a storm brewing for NZ dairy production?

Monday - By Nick Swallow | OPINION: Animal proteins make up 40% of New Zealand’s exports. So why aren’t we talking about alternative proteins, which look set to disrupt the dairy industry along with a major source of our country’s wealth?

Australia's climate change policy threat to the Pacific: former Tuvalu PM

Friday - By Jeremy Rose | Former Tuvalu prime minister Enele Sopoaga declared Australia’s climate change policy a threat to the survival of the Pacific at a gathering in Wellington yesterday.

Climate crisis will reduce NZ economy by up to 10% according to international study

Friday - Climate change is projected to reduce the global economy by 19% by 2049, and New Zealand will be among the countries feeling the pinch.

Media round-up

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: Could Te Kuha coal mine be a candidate for ‘goodbye Freddy’? scientists argue that the government's methane inquiry is a chance to build consensus; and is the government planning to 'quietly fail' on climate targets?

NZ agrees to cooperate on carbon markets with Singapore and Thailand

Thursday - New Zealand has signed separate partnership agreements with Singapore and Thailand, saying the countries will work together on carbon markets as one of several green economy measures.

Emissions down for 2022

Thursday - Aotearoa New Zealand’s gross greenhouse gas emissions fell by 4% in 2022, according to new figures.

Mining more coal will help pay for climate change journey: Shane Jones

17 Apr 24 - By Jeremy Rose | Resources minister Shane Jones told RNZ this morning that digging up more coal would help deliver the economic surplus required to meet the country’s climate change commitments.

Highly productive land decreasing as agricultural land use intensifies, carbon forestry set to increase

17 Apr 24 - The latest environmental report outlines the pressure on land and soil from changes in use and invasive species.

Five reasons why the Fast-track Approvals Bill threatens NZ’s already fragile ecosystems

17 Apr 24 - By Margaret Stanley | Conservation “good news” stories – the release of native birds into new habitats, for example – are always welcome.

Proposed RMA changes to boost coal mining met with incredulity

16 Apr 24 - By Jeremy Rose | Resources minister Shane Jones’ announcement of changes to the Resource Management Act to facilitate more coal mining have been met with incredulity by climate change activists.

Treasury looks at framework to assess economic impacts of climate change

16 Apr 24 - The Treasury has published new analysis on climate change and the economy.

Seabed miners chastised over fast-track letter

16 Apr 24 - Two would-be seabed miners have been chastised for overstating the implications of letters from the government concerning fast-track consent applications.

Cuts to science and environment funding will hinder NZ’s climate response - scientists

15 Apr 24 - By Liz Kivi | New Zealander of the Year Jim Salinger says government cuts to science funding will put Aotearoa even further behind other countries in terms of economic well-being and tackling climate...

Unions Wellington launches campaign to stop airport sale

15 Apr 24 - The Wellington branch of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is opposing Wellington City Council’s proposal to sell its 34% share in Wellington Airport.

Commission’s advice ‘not gospel’ - Willis

12 Apr 24 - The finance minister and associate Climate Change minister told a business gathering that the Climate Change Commission is not “a deity” and its Emissions Trading Scheme advice was “not gospel”.

Emissions down slightly for December 2023 quarter - but gross annual emissions up slightly for the year

12 Apr 24 - Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas emissions for industry and households went down 0.5% in the December 2023 quarter, according to the latest figures released from Stats NZ.

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