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The latest inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows that there has been a 20% increase in emissions from 1990 to 2016 Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced the result of the inventory a few hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that the government would not hand out any new offshore oil and gas exploration permits through the Block Offer programme. Continue →
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The New Zealand dollar-denominated bonds would be used to invest in environmental assets and projects Auckland Council intends to be the first council in New Zealand to establish a Green Bond framework and to consider the issue of NZD Green Bonds later in 2018 as it looks to significantly invest in infrastructure to lower emissions and adapt to climate change. Continue →
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New Zealand’s economy grew faster than the country’s greenhouse gases over the past 25 years, according to a new report Statistics New Zealand has released the first System of Environmental-Economic Accounts, which is intended to be an annual report that feeds into Treasury’s investment statements. Continue →
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New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry – but only if the nation decides to act, according to a new report from Scion Nearly a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions were from combustible fuels in 2015, so the report suggests biofuels could have a major impact on overall reduction of New Zealand’s carbon emissions. Continue →
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Water quality and availability, rapid urbanisation, and the impact of natural hazards and climate change are the top three planning issues affecting New Zealand in 2018 and beyond, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) These challenges will be among those addressed at NZPI’s annual conference Breaking New Ground held in Tauranga from 21 to 23 March 2018. Continue →
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Christchurch has a golden opportunity to become New Zealand’s number one city of choice as the rebuild takes effect, outgoing Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Peter Townsend claims. Continue →
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