The Government is considering setting softer targets for the methane burped by New Zealand’s cows, while reducing carbon dioxide from transport and other sectors to zero.
Foundations for the Future is the title Finance Minister Grant Robertson has given his first budget.
As an island nation, water looms large for New Zealand on the security front. Climate change, drug trafficking and countries competing for influence were among the concerns raised at a conference to discuss threats in our maritime environment, Sam Sachdeva reports.
A water industry group has questioned why the public is no clearer on how to better manage the resource, six months after the Government took power.
The Government has made the first big decision on its way to tackling climate change, but the serious test still awaits.
Over-fishing is a growing problem in the Pacific, as nations try to stop their stocks from being depleted beyond repair. Sam Sachdeva visited Suva to learn about Fiji’s efforts to stop illegal fishing in its tracks and how New Zealand is lending a helping hand.
Jacinda Ardern has called climate change "my generation's nuclear-free moment" - and it is the Pacific in the firing line. Sam Sachdeva reports from Apia on the serious climate change challenges facing the region and how Ardern's government plans to lend a hand.
New Zealand's first environmental accounts show greenhouse gas emissions rose slower than economic growth in the last 25 years, but the planting of forests to absorb carbon has slowed dramatically since 2013. Thomas Coughlan reports on where we're going wrong.
Water ownership rights for Maori did not come up during a “warm but practical conversation” with the members of the Iwi Chairs Forum, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
For samplers of our subscription email, here's the daily email we put out earlier today. It includes detail on how insurers and banks might respond to rising sea levels and a look behind the record high number of new gas guzzlers and old used cars that were imported last year.