What China’s ‘business of greening’ means for the world
It is economic necessity, not moral imperative, driving the Asian superpower’s climate action - but others will benefit nonetheless.
No costless ways forward on carbon
Support for the Zero Carbon Bill shows our action on climate will have to disrupt the status quo, writes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton. That will mean new opportunities - and costs.
EPA’s inappropriate reaction to student
A surprise speech made by a high school student at an EPA event led to an apology letter labelled inappropriate and unnecessary.
Don’t kick climate to touch
The Zero Carbon Act cannot be a convenient excuse to do nothing further on climate change.
Inside the break-up of DoC’s IT unit
DoC’s IT section was torn apart by a culture so poor that some staffers felt unsafe to speak up. David Williams reports.
A turning point 20 years in the making
The passing of the Zero Carbon Bill is an achievement to celebrate - although if National stays mired in a negative mindset, it remains a threat.
Holey environment data leaves us ‘flying blind’
How can a country solve its environmental issues if it doesn’t really know what they are? It can’t, says a bracing new report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
Queenstown development gets go-ahead
Large-scale ecological restoration sways commissioners considering a planned subdivision near Arthurs Point