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Sunday Star Times: Key’s stance against delay a hint at enviro-leadership

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

Rod Oram writes in an opinion piece in the Sunday Star Times about Prime Minister John Key’s stance on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Oram argues that there are good reasons for persevering with an ETS, and that New Zealand has a chance to show that business and the environment do not have to have […]

TVNZ: Sir Peter Gluckman interviewed by Paul Holmes

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

Q+A’s Paul Holmes interviews the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman about the Global Research Alliance, an international initiative set up by New Zealand to investigate how best to reduce agricultural emissions. The GRA’s first meeting took place recently in Wellington, and Gluckman commented on the GRA and its purpose, as well […]

3 News: Stephen Parker interviews Tim Groser

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

Following the first meeting of the Global Research Alliance, Stephen Parker interviews Climate Change Negotiations Minister Tim Groser on the GRA’s importance, its implications, and New Zealand’s role therein. Video available here.

NZ Herald: Groser optimistic after agricultural greenhouse gases meeting

Peter Griffin posted in on April 12th, 2010.

Brian Fallow writes in the New Zealand Herald that the government is pleased with the outcome of the first Global Research Alliance (GRA) meeting. The GRA will divide into three work streams, with New Zealand and the Netherlands co-ordinating all the work to be done on livestock emissions. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The […]

Dom Post: $45m emissions research brings ‘no guarantees’

Peter Griffin posted in on April 8th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post that Prime Minister John Key has said that the $45m being spent by the NZ government on agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation research comes with no guarantees of success. The PM made his statements at the opening of the inaugural Global Research Alliance meeting in Wellington. An excerpt: (read […]

NZ Herald: Daunting challenge to feed the world

Peter Griffin posted in on April 7th, 2010.

Fran O’Sullivan writes in the NZ Herald about the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Alliance, beginning today in Wellington. The GRA, which now has 28 member countries, was formed to examine the twin challenges of increasing world food production while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions produced by agriculture. An excerpt: (read in full here) […]

PODCAST: Global Research Alliance opening session

Peter Griffin posted in on April 7th, 2010.

Today marked the beginning of the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) in Wellington.  The GRA was launched at the Copenhagen talks last year, and is regarded in some circles as the best thing to come out of the negotiations. Spearheaded by New Zealand and comprised of some 28 countries, as well as […]

Newsletter Digest: Blood alcohol, the GRA Summit and Phil Jones’ exoneration

Peter Griffin posted in on April 1st, 2010.

The science of blood alcohol levels The Government is considering whether or not to reduce the current adult blood alcohol consumption limit from 80mg/100ml (0.08) to 50mg/100ml (0.05), in a bid to cut accidents and deaths resulting from drink driving. Cabinet will consider the issue this month and has floated a potential reduction as part […]

Agricultural emissions – the global effort to reduce them

Peter Griffin posted in on March 31st, 2010.

Officials and scientists from 28 countries that have signed up to the Global Research Alliance will arrive in Wellington next week to hammer out a plan to “produce more food with fewer emissions”. A four day conference running from 7 – 10 April will include a morning of public sessions – speeches from Prime Minister […]

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