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Bill to limit mining welcomed by conservationists; slammed by industry

Today 10:30am - The mining lobby says a proposed bill to ban new mines on conservation land and stop new coal mining permits completely from 2025 is an “unnecessary stranglehold” on coal mining.

NZ German hydrogen programme announced

Today 10:30am - New Zealand and Germany have joined forces to set up a green hydrogen programme.

Wellington Regional Council committee recommends spending close to $600k on lowering carbon emissions

Today 10:30am - Greater Wellington’s Climate Committee has recommended that the regional council fund two projects aimed at lowering the regional council’s carbon footprint.


Today 10:30am - Ten years ago, a poll showed Kiwis supported Government incentives to encourage the marine energy industry, but attempts had not amounted to anything.


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

What will the biggest shakeup to public transport in decades do for the climate?

Tuesday - Public transport is in for its biggest shakeup in decades with yesterday’s announcements of the government’s “Sustainable Public Transport Framework” and the Auckland City Council’s proposed Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway.

EU-New Zealand agreement raises the bar on climate action in trade deals: analysis

Tuesday - The EU-New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA) – announced in early July – is the first of its kind to include legally enforceable commitments on climate measures, as well as gender equality and environment and labour standards


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Meridian Energy turned the first sod on Mill Creek, its 26-turbine wind farm north-west of Wellington City.


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

Bill to come on free allocation of NZUs

Monday - By Ian Llewellyn - Energy & Environment | The government intends to introduce a bill by the end of the year to reset the industrial allocation under the Emissions Trading Scheme and reduce what it...

Initiatives to help Kiwi and Fijian youth take action against climate change

Monday - Keep New Zealand Beautiful has launched flexible workshops to help students understand the impacts of climate change, and how they can make a difference; while 100 Fijian youth renewed commitments to...


Monday - Ten years ago, the soil management and measuring practices of New Zealand’s pastoral carbon farmers had impressed an eminent soil scientist.


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

Save rail redux

Friday - In 1983 the then-Labour MP Richard Prebble toured the country on a save rail campaign.

World Bank funds new Pacific disaster and resilience website

Friday - The World Bank has funded a new website for Pacific disaster and resilience information as part of its programme to strengthen early warning systems and resilience for Pacific Islanders.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: IPCC author Bruce Glavovic wants to sharpen the focus of the National Adaptation Plan; Otago University experts touch on the...


Friday - Ten years ago, the European Union slammed the United States for backing away from a United Nations goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.


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

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

11 Aug 22 - 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.

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School strikers are back – demanding action on climate change

Today 10:30am - Media Release - After nearly an 18 month hiatus, students from all across the...

Simon Stiell appointed new UNFCCC executive secretary

Tuesday - Media Release - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Simon...

New law requires overseas investors to show benefit to NZ of farm forestry conversions

Friday - Media Release - A law change to ensure that forestry conversions by overseas...

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

22 Jul 22 - Media Release - Mercury is supporting Hamilton start-up Hikotron in its rollout...

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