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2023 Budget spending counter to climate goals - report

11 Sep 23 - The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research says NZ’s 2023 Budget spend is sabotaging climate goals, with unfavourable climate effects for 80% of new government spending.

National suggests a different path for RMA reform

17 Aug 23 - A senior National MP has suggested that if the Government had sent the resource management law reform bills back to select committee, it may have been possible to get cross-party agreement with tweaks.

Fuel bills get differing responses

12 Jun 23 - Two fuels sector bills made progress in Parliament last week.

Parliament unites to stop gifting of carbon credits to big emitters

22 Feb 23 - Parliament has unanimously supported the first reading of an amendment bill that puts an end to the over-allocation of carbon credits to trade-exposed industries. The current system of “industrial allocation” has seen some of the country’s biggest emitters receiving a $60 million annual windfall.

Commissioner for the Environment doubts govt’s resource management plans are fit for purpose

21 Feb 23 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton has told a select committee that two key pieces of legislation in its climate change adaptation plan are unlikely to provide an enduring framework that protects the environment.

Should government put the brakes on fuel tax cuts?

5 Jul 22 - The government isn’t ruling out further fuel tax cuts, but experts say policy makers should be looking at a targeted approach to inflation rather than continue with a “knee-jerk response” to rising fuel prices.

Aotearoa first country to pass climate reporting law

22 Oct 21 - AOTEAROA has become the first country in the world to pass a law requiring companies to disclose climate-related risks and opportunities.


Climate Change investors group throws weight behind mandatory reporting

19 Aug 21 - The Investor Group on Climate Change – which includes Australian and New Zealand funds with more than $3.2 trillion under management – says the number of investors making climate-related disclosures...

Speaker declines motion to debate IPCC report

11 Aug 21 - It may be, in the words of the UN Secretary-General, a “code red” alert for Planet Earth, but the speaker of the House yesterday declined a motion to debate the IPCC’s latest report.

Just transition a top priority: Shaw

7 Jul 21 - Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told an audience in Wellington that a just transition will be a top priority in the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan

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10 Jun 21 - Climate Change Commission open Zoom: ClimCom chair Dr Rod Carr and deputy chair Lisa Tumahai explain the commission's recommendations. Friday 11 June, 12 noon to 1pm.

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9 Jun 21 - Auckland Climate Festival 2021 – has an Emerging Plans Virtual Hui, today.

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8 Jun 21 - The Climate Change Commission’s final advice to the Government will be released to the public and tabled at Parliament at midday tomorrow.

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3 Jun 21 - Climate Action Labs: Site Operations, learn how to use the Climate Action Toolbox in this online workshop. 12pm - 12:45, today.

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2 Jun 21 - DAY TWO of the New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference, Wellington.

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1 Jun 21 - Climate Action Labs: Site Operations, learn how to use the Climate Action Toolbox in this online workshop. 12pm - 12:45, Thursday.

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31 May 21 - CLIMATE CHANGE minister James Shaw receives the Climate Change Commission's final report today. It will be released to the public on Wednesday 9 June. Today is the last day...

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28 May 21 - Today is the last day for submissions to the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill and the NZ ETS and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy regulation updates.

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27 May 21 - Climate Actions Labs: Moving Goods online workshop, today, 12.00 - 12:45pm


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