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World’s hottest day recorded on Sunday, climate monitor says

Thursday - Global average surface air temperature was 17.09 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service says.

20 ways policymakers can help businesses fight nature loss

Thursday - COMMENT: Nature underpins our collective wellbeing and our very survival. It provides the foundation of our economic system, supports human development and equality, and increases our resilience to climate change.

South Africa passes its first sweeping climate change law

Thursday - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law a broad climate change act that will set caps for large emitters and require every town and city to publish an adaptation plan.

Just Stop Oil’s harsh sentences are the logical outcome of Britain’s authoritarian turn against protest

Thursday - Lengthy prison sentences have been imposed on five Just Stop Oil activists for coordinating direct action on the M25, the main ring road around London.

Birthing the Blob

Thursday - With ecosystems increasingly squeezed by anthropogenic warming, even cleaning up pollution can cause problems.

UN attacks companies’ reliance on carbon credits to hit climate targets

Wednesday - The UN has outlined its opposition to companies using credits to cancel out their carbon dioxide footprint, putting it on a collision course with big oil and technology groups.

What’s on the table for food systems at COP29?

Wednesday - Food systems advocates are eager to ensure that food and agriculture remain central topics, building on the momentum from COP28 in Dubai.


Maritime commerce and climate change: how effective would a carbon tax on shipping be?

Wednesday - With 11 billion tonnes of goods traded internationally by sea every year, shipping accounts for around 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

A global wealth tax is needed to help fund a just green transition

Wednesday - COMMENT: Brazil and France have proposed a tax on the super-rich to fight against poverty and climate change – G20 finance ministers should get behind it this week.

Rio Tinto class action over Bougainville mine damage set for October hearing

Wednesday - The first hearing date has been set in a class action against miner Rio Tinto for historical environmental and social damage caused by the Bougainville copper mine in Papua New Guinea.

Caribbean seeks help in fighting climate change after Hurricane Beryl devastates small islands

Monday - Caribbean officials demanded more access to funding and help in fighting climate change, weeks after Hurricane Beryl devastated the region.

How simple tech can supercharge the race to net zero

Monday - To even out the intermittent power supply from wind and solar, we need to build vast energy storage facilities.

‘Significant shift’ away from coal as most new steelmaking is now electric

19 Jul 24 - The steel and iron industry is responsible for 7% of greenhouse gas emissions and 11% of carbon dioxide emissions globally, according to the consultancy firm Global Efficiency Intelligence.

BP-owned company is selling carbon credits on trees that aren’t in danger, analysis finds

18 Jul 24 - Some forest carbon offsets sold by the biggest offsetting company in the United States offer little or no benefit to the climate, a satellite analysis has found.

Climate change is altering the length of days on Earth, according to new research

17 Jul 24 - The days are getting longer as global temperatures continue to rise, new research shows.

We now live in a world of planned disasters

17 Jul 24 - COMMENT: When Hurricane Beryl blew into Houston last week, many bayous and roadways were flooded and more than 2.2 million homes and businesses were left without power.

‘Antidotes to despair’: five things we’ve learned from the world’s best climate journalists

17 Jul 24 - From climate crisis being a crime story to presenting basic weather news in the context of climate change, here are some lessons from journalists.

New map shows predicted climate impacts where you live

17 Jul 24 - A new climate change map shows predictions for just how devastated the future climate will be in various places around the world.

California wildfires have burned five times the average area this year, officials say

16 Jul 24 - Cal Fire head Joe Tyler urges residents to be ‘extra cautious’ and reveals fires have scorched nearly 220,000 acres.


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Government upgrading Lower North Island commuter rail

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Green climate fund approves US$22.6 million for Tonga coastal resilience project

19 Jul 24 - Media release | The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has approved a US$22.66...

ICNZ urges bold action on climate adaptation

17 Jul 24 - Media release | The Insurance Council of New Zealand Te Kāhui Inihua o...

EDS launches recommendations for Climate Adaptation Act

12 Jul 24 - Media release | The Environmental Defence Society has launched the final report...

Oceanic and coastal water temperatures highest recorded

10 Jul 24 - Media release | Between 2022 and 2023, oceanic and coastal waters around...

Climate change is making scientists reassess what is "normal"

4 Jul 24 - Media release | NIWA has completed a major project to analyse how New Zealand’s...

Contact to develop a grid-scale 100 MW battery in Auckland

3 Jul 24 - Media release | Contact Energy has answered calls for more energy storage by...

EQC becomes Natural Hazards Commission under new legislation

2 Jul 24 - Media release | The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has today become the Natural...

Report urges broader focus beyond household food waste

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Cookstove projects on hold as Verra investigates allegations

27 Jun 24 - Media release | Verra has been informed of allegations concerning actions by...

Wellington region's new low carbon transport strategy

26 Jun 24 - Media release | A new strategy released by Greater Wellington sets out a...

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