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PCE report on climate change law — In The News

Tessa Evans posted in on July 27th, 2017.

The environment watchdog has proposed that New Zealand should follow the UK by putting climate change action into law. In her report Stepping stones to Paris and beyond, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright advises the Government to start thinking decades ahead to tackle climate change, and to put specific plans for how we […]

First week of climate talks – In the News:

John Kerr posted in on December 4th, 2015.

Pressure is growing for negotiators to settle on a manageable draft agreement at UN climate talks in Paris. An official statement from the UN COP21 conference explains that the number of working groups has been decreased to accelerate negotiations and “a new text is expected on Thursday evening or Friday morning [local time]. “By Saturday […]

UPDATED: NZ climate target announced – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 7th, 2015.

The Government has today announced a new New Zealand climate target in anticipation of an international climate agreement. According to the announcement on the Ministry for the Environment website: In July 2015, the New Zealand Government announced that our post-2020 climate change target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 […]

Updated: NZ climate proposal supported by US – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 17th, 2014.

The ‘New Zealand proposal’ – an outline for reaching a climate agreement at negotiations in Paris next year – has this week received backing from the head of US climate negotiations. The proposal, submitted to the UN by New Zealand officials in March, offers an outline for drafting climate negotiations ahead of a meetings to […]

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