The release of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s third and final fifth assessment (AR5) report has garnered much media attention in New Zealand.
The Working Group 3 report on greenhouse gas mitigation was finalised in Berlin this week and outlines the research showing that stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere requires rapid emissions reductions from energy production and use, transport, buildings, industry, land use, and human settlements.
You can find out more about the report and read extensive SMC collected expert commentary from around the globe here.
The report has been widely covered in the New Zealand media. Examples include:
NZ Herald: Brian Fallow: Curbing emissions is vital
Carbon News: Emissions cuts also about ethics, says IPCC
Otago Daily Times: NZ must take lead on energy, prof says
3 News: Time running out to stop global warming – IPCC
TVNZ News: UN report urges massive shift to renewable energy
Newstalk ZB: Government confident in global warming approach
NZ Herald: UN panel: Cost of fighting warming ‘modest’
Otago Daily Times: Climate change report ‘bad news for NZ’
NZ City News: Climate change report urges more action
NZ Herald: Climate report ‘bad news’ for New Zealand
Radio NZ: NZ ‘not playing part’ in helping climate
Stuff.co.nz: Act fast to curb global warming – world
MSN NZ News: Energy reform ‘can reach UN climate goals’
Radio NZ: World must curb carbon fuel use – UN