Govt slammed for weak climate fund contribution
The Government is under fire for the size of its contribution to a global fund to help developing countries to combat climate change. New Zealand last week agreed to donate $3 million to the Green Climate Fund. That’s half the amount pledged by Luxembourg and the Czech Republic, and 3 per cent of what’s been promised by South Korea, the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark.
Climate change a little too far down Labour’s list
By CN editor Adelia Hallett: New Labour Party leader Andrew Little appears to rank climate change only slightly more importantly than does Prime Minister John Key. Little, elected as leader last week, announced his shadow cabinet today. The climate change and environment portfolios have gone to relatively low-profile MP Megan Woods, who is ranked 13th in the line-up, and outside the front bench.
New shadow minister eyes climate change priorities
Yealands wins sustainability award
Green revolution trebles human burden on planet
Obama pledge gets dollars flowing into climate fund
Investors slow to take up climate change fight
NZ carbon measuring project turns 60
Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect earth
On the web: Toyota hopes to recreate Prius success with hydrogen-powered Mirai
- Next president could make or break US climate plans
- Industry shock as marine energy leader Pelamis to call in administrators
- Germany’s climate targets unattainable with dirty coal power, analysts say
- Europe reveals plans to ration shoppers to 40 free carrier bags a year
- NASA animation shows stunning year in the life of carbon emissions
UN warns Pacific Islands of extreme weather risks
Court rules Britain must clean up air pollution
Australia’s coal and gas exports being left stranded
How a garden on your roof could fight floods this winter
In recent years, there seems to have been a rise in the extreme weather all over the world from terrible flooding in Bangladesh and Pakistan, the record cold snap in North America, to one of the wettest winters on record in the United Kingdom.
NZUs bubble at $4.30
We continue to bubble around $4.3,5 with not much pushing it either way at present, OMFinancial reports.
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