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European organisation accuses Fonterra of derailing climate action

Today 10:45am - A European organisation has accused big dairy and meat companies, including New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, of “distracting, delaying and derailing” action on climate change.

British trading house Marex launches in NZ

Today 10:45am - UK trading house Marex has officially launched in New Zealand, with an office in Auckland and plans to start its own carbon trading platform.

Media round-up

Today 10:45am - In our weekly round-up of climate coverage in local media: how the government's climate plan does less with more; experts say the plan puts NZ's reputation at risk; and why getting the ETS right will be critical to investment.

New plan might see climate change minister in court

Thursday - Lawyers for Climate Action say there are “significant concerns” about whether the government’s new climate plan will achieve its climate targets, and could be in breach of the Climate Change Response Act.

Foresters say govt planting forecasts are wrong

Thursday - Foresters say the government's planting forecasts in its new climate plan are wrong, with the actual planted areas likely to be about half the government’s projections in 2024, according to the New Zealand Institute of Forestry.

Govt drastically weakens vehicle emissions standards

Thursday - By Robert McLachlan | On 25 June, the Government amended the Clean Vehicles Act, completed in a single day under urgency, so there was no opportunity for public input.

Govt releases emissions reduction plan

Wednesday - Climate change minister Simon Watts has released the second emissions reduction plan for consultation, with proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme including aligning ETS units with emissions budgets and reviewing the free industrial allocation of units.

What does Denmark’s carbon tax mean for NZ?

Wednesday - By Nick Swallow | COMMENT: A few weeks back Denmark announced a proposal to introduce a tax on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Energy shortfall defined, the gas scramble is on

Tuesday - Confirmation that current gas demand will outstrip supply over the next three years points to much higher gas prices, which will flow through to electricity prices, and a scramble for gas from...

Jarden launches commtrade platform in Australia

Tuesday - Jarden is launching its renewables trading platform in Australia, looking to grow carbon credits trading as the energy transition continues.

ACT submits bill to stop regional councils considering climate impacts

Monday - ACT MP Mark Cameron has lodged a new member’s bill to stop regional councils from considering climate change impacts in consenting decisions.

Solar and battery use continues to rise

Monday - Solar generation and battery storage are rising rapidly according to analysts.

Reversing oil and gas exploration ban will increase emissions by 50Mt

12 Jul 24 - The coalition government’s plan to lift a ban on oil and gas exploration will lead to an extra 51.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions up to 2050, according to the Ministry for Business Innovation and...

Govt funding cuts “throttling” climate work

12 Jul 24 - A coalition of scientists say that the government axing half a billion dollars of science funding and scrapping more than 350 specialist science roles will sabotage vital work across climate, the...

Media round-up

12 Jul 24 - In our weekly round-up of climate coverage in local media: Critics fear carbon capture will be used as a smokescreen; Government scales back coastal mapping project; and increasing speed limits will...

Climate strategy contradictory - or step in the right direction?

11 Jul 24 - A climate policy expert and IPCC lead author is concerned that progress on climate will be lost if the government doesn’t overhaul the Emissions Trading Scheme and introduce other complementary...

Govt must not lower ETS auction floor price

11 Jul 24 - By Nigel Brunel | OPINION: The coalition government has undermined confidence in our central mechanism to deal with climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme, and needs to stop meddling and start...

Watts unveils five-point climate strategy

10 Jul 24 - Climate change minister Simon Watts this morning announced a strategy of “five core pillars” to deliver climate change goals.

Govt consulting on carbon capture framework

10 Jul 24 - The government is consulting on a proposed framework for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).

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EQC becomes Natural Hazards Commission under new legislation

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