Tags : Climate

Clean car package to drive down emissions

New rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles start July 1 with up to $8,625 for new vehicles and $3,450 for used. Electric vehicle chargers now available every 75km along most state highways to give Kiwis confidence. Low Emission Transport Fund will have nearly four times the funding by 2023 to continue to grow the […]readmore

Achievable blueprint for addressing climate change released

Report says Government making good progress on emissions reduction, but more action required ·       Meeting climate targets achievable and affordable with existing technology ·       Economic cost of delaying action higher than taking action now ·       Benefits from climate action include health improvements and lower energy bills ·       All Ministers to help meet climate targets through Emissions Reduction Plan The […]readmore

Government commits support to flood hit Canterbury

The Government has contributed $100,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support Canterbury communities impacted by the weekend’s flooding, Acting Minister for Emergency Management Hon Kris Faafoi says. “I know it’s been a challenging weekend for the people of Canterbury, and particularly for rural communities. I’d like to acknowledge how disruptive and distressing this flooding has been […]readmore

Foundations laid for strong climate action

$300 million to accelerate investment in low-carbon technology ·       $67.4 million to implement the Carbon Neutral Government Programme, including a significant boost of $19.5 million to the successful State Sector Decarbonisation Fund, and $41.8 million for leasing low-emissions vehicles ·       $19.7 million to support the Government’s policy response to the Climate Change Commission’s final advice ·       Commitment to recycle […]readmore

Stronger biosecurity protections at our border and for our iconic

$28 million (as part of $32 million over five years) to roll out a National Pest Management Plan to protect kauri from dieback. ·         $8.9 million for advanced screening technology to strengthen biosecurity management of the growing mail pathway. ·         $22.5 million for the National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme (NAIT). Budget 2021 makes important investments to […]readmore

Budget boosts Carbon Neutral Government commitment

Budget 2021 delivers $67.4 million to support the transition to a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 ·        State Sector Decarbonisation Fund receives significant boost to support more schools, hospitals and other government organisations to replace coal boilers with clean alternatives ·        Budget boost will also accelerate the Government’s ‘electric vehicles first’ policy with $41.8 million for […]readmore

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