Climate Change Week

Climate change is coming for the economy, and New Zealand needs to adapt

Climate change is going to dramatically disfigure New Zealand’s economy, cutting up to half our GDP, according to fund manager Lance Wiggs. The good news? We have a chance to lead in a new low-carbon world – or we could do nothing and perhaps see our economy, and society, collapse.

Climate change is already destroying lives in the Pacific

As the rest of the world largely ignores the gradual onset of climate, for the people of the Pacific their lives are already being drastically affected. Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong says we must act together to help his people survive climate change.

Climate change is happening – but don’t bother trying to convince a denier

Global warming is a fact, it’s caused by humans, and it’s going to change our world. Oh, and one more truth: you may never be able to convince your libertarian, climate change-denying uncle otherwise. Dave Hansford explores the psychology of denial.

The ETS is ready to reduce New Zealand’s emissions

So far our ETS has been deemed largely ineffectual by low-integrity overseas credits and low emission prices. Catherine Leining believes recent global and local changes mean the ETS can do its job - if we are ready to get serious about reducing New Zealand’s own emissions.