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Media coverage: Govt announce green initiatives at Bluegreens Forum

Peter Griffin posted in on January 31st, 2011.

This weekend, the National Party held its Bluegreens Forum in Akaroa, announcing a environmentally-related initiatives. Among those announced were an emissions reduction target of 50% by 2050, the establishment of new marine reserves, a delay for some areas in having to meet air pollution guidelines, and further focus on clean tech/green growth. Media coverage: (oldest […]

The Press: The climate stampede has started

Peter Griffin posted in on December 10th, 2010.

Barry Coates, of Oxfam NZ, writes in the press about the latest climate talks taking place in COP16, and the elephants in the room (which are, happily, now being discussed). They include the mistrust and frustration which remains after COP15 in Copenhagen last year, reluctance to sign up to further emission cuts under the Kyoto […]

Soil carbon: Key to cutting emissions?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 21st, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING: Thurs 24 June, 10:30 am (NZT) Did you know that there’s more carbon in the dirt beneath our feet than in the air above our heads? Soils hold at least twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, and they also store more carbon than the world’s forests and other vegetation combined. Although […]

Dom Post: NZ can’t stick to Copenhagen deal, say scientists

Peter Griffin posted in on April 22nd, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about a new report in Nature which says that loopholes in the Copenhagen Accord and a lack of global determination are seeing hopes of keeping global temperature rise to 2 deg c by 2100 fading fast. They caution that action is needed urgently if temperatures are not to […]

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