Tagged: mitigation

A fresh start for climate change mitigation in New Zealand - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 01, 2017

By Robert McLachlan, Massey University.  The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. As part of the new government’s 100-day priority plan, it pledged to set a target of carbon neutrality by 2050 and to establish the mechanisms to phase out fossil fuels. In doing so, New … Read More

The challenge and importance of predicting sea-level rise - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 06, 2017

By Prof Tim Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University Wellington By the end of the century it is predicted that rising sea-level will directly impact more than 200 million people around the world. The damage to property and infrastructure, groundwater, and the prospect of widespread displacement of people will indirectly affect every one of us on this … Read More

IPCC WG3: it does not cost the world to save the planet - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 13, 2014

The IPCC has just released the summary for policymakers of the Working Group 3 report on mitigating climate change. It makes clear that the world has to act quickly to restrict carbon emissions to have a reasonable chance of restricting warming to 2ºC by the end of the century, but establishes that the costs of […] … Read More

TDB Today: Ragged right caught in reality’s shit sandwich - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 09, 2014

This week’s Daily Blog post takes a further look at NZ political responses to the release of the of the second part of the IPCC’s Fifth Report, and ponders how everyone who has gleefully claimed that adaptation is all we need to do will react when the third report — on mitigating carbon emissions — […] … Read More

NZCCC 2013: Andy Reisinger on mitigating emissions in New Zealand - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 10, 2013

Day two of last week’s climate change conference kicked off with a keynote from Andy Reisinger, the deputy director of the NZ Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre on New Zealand’s wedges – a balanced meal? I grabbed ten minutes with him to explore some of the issues he raised. Read More

NZ Climate Change Conference 2013 day one - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 04, 2013

It’s been a long day in Palmerston North at the NZ Climate Change Conference for 2013. There’ll be nothing particularly cogent in this post, but I have recorded interviews with two of the VUW 3 — Jim Renwick tells me about the southern annular mode,the ozone hole and sea ice, and Dave Frame gives me [...] … Read More

The Gore synthesis: where we are now, where we are heading, and what we need to do - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 22, 2013

This is the five minute condensed version of the talk I gave in Gore at the Coal Action Network Aotearoa Summerfest (a somewhat optimistic title, given the chilly and wet weather last weekend). It’s too late to avoid damaging climate change, because it’s already happening. Weather extremes — floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and storms — [...] … Read More

A challenge to the dream of reason - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 13, 2012

This article by David Schlosberg, professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney was first published earlier today at The Conversation. It’s an excellent and forthright overview of the challenges we will face in coming to terms with the reality of climate change. When thinking of the challenges we face in responding [...] … Read More

Not a pretty picture: recent science summarised - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 17, 2011

A valuable review, Climate Science 2009-2010, has just been published by the World Resources Institute. It’s a summary of major peer-reviewed research in climate change science and technology during those two years. Aimed at policymakers, the NGO community, and the media, it offers succinct summaries of the findings of a wide array of scientific papers, [...] … Read More

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