Tags : Climate

Leaders’ Summit on Climate to raise ambition on climate action

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined President Biden at the virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by the United States overnight. The summit, held for Earth Day, brought world leaders together to galvanise efforts to reduce emissions this decade and keep the shared goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels within […]readmore

Carbon neutral government a step closer

Coal boiler replacements at a further ten schools, saving an estimated 7,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 10 years ·        Fossil fuel boiler replacements at Southern Institute of Technology and Taranaki DHB, saving nearly 14,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 10 years ·        Projects to achieve a total savings of around 26,000 tonnes […]readmore

Emissions report shows urgent action needed

Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today in response to the recent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions. The latest annual inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows that both gross and net emissions increased by 2 percent […]readmore

Government delivers next phase of climate action

Ban on new coal-fired boilers ·         Funding for businesses to move away from fossil fuels – Round one will achieve up to 10 percent of gross long-lived emissions savings required by Climate Commission in first draft budget period(1); equal to taking 49,000 cars off the road.   The Government is delivering on a key election commitment to […]readmore

Climate reporting for Crown financial institutions

Crown financial institutions will be expected to report on their exposure to climate risk, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today.  “The Government’s expectation is that the risks posed by the climate emergency – and the action this Government is taking to address them – become a routine consideration in the investment decisions […]readmore

Climate change targets achievable and affordable, experts say

Meeting the Government’s climate change targets is achievable at low cost ·       Technologies required to meet targets already exist ·       Reducing emissions will create new job, business, and export opportunities ·       Most households would see a reduction in their energy bills ·       Action is needed across all sectors of the economy, with a particular focus on transport, agriculture and […]readmore

Government moves on climate promises

Mandate a lower emitting biofuel blend across the transport sector Pass Clean Car Import Standard legislation this year to cut emissions and fuel costs Only purchase zero emissions public transport buses from 2025 Ensure entire public transport bus fleet is decarbonised by 2035 The Government is delivering on its first tranche of election promises to […]readmore

Minister Shaw speaks with U.S. Presidential Envoy John Kerry

Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw spoke yesterday with President Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. “I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Mr. Kerry this morning about the urgency with which our governments must confront the climate emergency. I am grateful to him and his team for taking the time to […]readmore

Climate emergency declaration will be matched with long-term action

Today’s climate emergency declaration will be backed with ambitious plans to reduce emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw today. “Our Government has put New Zealand at the forefront of climate action over the last three years. Declaring a climate emergency and backing this with long-term action to reduce emissions shows that we intend […]readmore