New Zealand – GBRI
 

In an attempt to tackle climate change and move towards clean energy future, New Zealand government has announced that it will no longer issue any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. The decision under Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is a change in direction after nine years of conservative leadership which favored expanding the […]

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New Zealand witnessed its hottest summer ever this year, mostly because of a ‘marine heatwave’ which caused water temperatures to rise as much as six degrees in few areas. Due to this record-breaking rise in sea temperatures, a rare tropical fish from Australia called the Queensland groper was spotted in New Zealand waters. The fish was spotted […]

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The yellow-eyed penguin, world’s most endangered penguin species, is slowly disappearing from New Zealand. A recent survey in Codfish Island found that almost half the population of penguins had already disappeared in the area. In other parts of New Zealand, the bird’s population is at its lowest level in 27 years. The yellow-eyed penguin is […]

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New Zealand’s new government is considering creating “an experimental humanitarian visa category” for people in Pacific islands who are under pressure to relocate due to rising sea levels induced by climate change. The new category would make official the Green party’s pre-election policy which promised 100 visas for those affected by climate change. As part of the […]

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37-year old Jacinda Ardern is all set to become New Zealand’s youngest prime minister in 150 years and hopes that her government will take the necessary steps to make the country greener and  more sustainable by reducing its greenhouse emissions. The incoming government has already outlined plans to plant 100 million trees each year, ensure the electricity […]

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