The plans for a new global deal on climate change lie broken and abandoned. The usual suspects are meeting again, this time in Durban, but there is even less hope of progress than there was in Cancun last year.
Last week's announcement by China's Ministry of Finance that the country will introduce a carbon tax, probably in the next two years, did not dominate the international headlines.
Water lapping over the Forsyth Barr Stadium site, parts of Portsmouth Dr under water and roads crumbling into the sea on the Otago Peninsula - it is a grim picture painted by a University of Otago climate change model.
New Zealand should join the global effort to mitigate climate change. It's the rational decision, writes Elisabeth Ellis.
Swimmers in New Zealand waters would have enjoyed spa-like seawater temperatures of up to 30degC about 50 million years ago, according to a new study.
New Zealand should set a good example in its response to global climate change, a leading climate scientist says.
Thousands of people flocked to the Spring Food Festival in Dunedin on Saturday, as part of the 350 International Day of Climate Action.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he will attend the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen later this month.
Climate change minister Nick Smith says the pressure is on to reach an agreement at talks in Copenhagen.
Former prime minister Helen Clark, head of the United Nation's development agency, has called for climate change to be put at the centre of international development strategies.
The need to adapt Dunedin's coastline to climate change will be discussed at a workshop in Dunedin next month.
It is fortunate for the world that "the grandfather of climate change", Dr James Hansen, is a stubborn man.
Developing states most at risk from global warming rebelled against a proposed deal at UN climate talks, forcing host South Africa to draw up new draft documents in a bid to prevent the talks collapsing.
An appeal to politicians to confront the critical risks facing New Zealand, its environment and way of life has been launched in Dunedin.
Two years of laborious negotiations on a climate agreement ended today with a political deal brokered by US President Barack Obama with China and other emerging powers but denounced by poor countries because it was nonbinding and set no overall target for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
A new international treaty on climate change is unlikely to be completed by the end of this year, MPs were told today.
A think tank report on sustainability, released in Wellington today, calls for a radical overhaul of economic and environmental policies and practices to avoid a "catastrophic" future for the country.
Negotiators and diplomats are now working on a scaled-back version of a global climate change treaty that could be agreed by next month's deadline.
Climate scientists say temperatures in New Zealand have risen 1degC between 1931 and 2008.