A total of 727 people responded to a poll on nzherald.co.nz which asked: What do you think of the climate agreement reached at the Copenhagen summit? Eight percent thought it was a good starting point.
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.
University of Otago experts have reacted with a mixture of disappointment and resignation to the failure of world leaders to reach a global agreement on climate change at Copenhagen.
The best that can be hoped for from the Copenhagen climate change conference is a high-level political statement and a moral commitment from developed nations, Prime Minister John Key says.
The UN secretary-general urges all countries to formally sign on to the Copenhagen accord to start tackling climate change and step up work toward a legally binding treaty in 2010.
The Copenhagen climate change summit has been described as "complete madness" by one of New Zealand's chief negotiators.
Two climate change protesters who suspended themselves from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's headquarters in Wellington today have been banned from going near the property for two years.
China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has lauded the outcome of a historic UN climate conference that ended with a nonbinding agreement that urges major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts - but does not require it.
The Copenhagen climate agreement announced this morning (NZT) sets no overall emissions targets for rich countries.
Prime Minister John Key says a deal which has emerged at global climate change talks in Copenhagen doesn't go far enough.
Prime Minister John Key remains hopeful of a deal at Copenhagen but thinks if progress is to be made ambitions may need to lower.
The 10-day-old climate talks ran into disputes and paralysis as they entered a critical stage just two days before President Barack Obama and more than 100 other national leaders hope to sign a historic agreement to fight global warming.
Art is being used to highlight climate change to world leaders.
Climate change minister Nick Smith says the pressure is on to reach an agreement at talks in Copenhagen.
Poor countries have ended a boycott of UN climate talks after getting assurances that rich nations were not conspiring to soften their commitments to cutting greenhouse gases, European officials said.
A photograph from a candlelight vigil at Woodhaugh Gardens is likely to be printed and given to officials at the international climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Prime Minister John Key heads to climate talks in Copenhagen tomorrow confident progress can be made.
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 Prime Minister John Key says he will attend the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen later this month.
Industrial countries have criticised a draft global warming pact for not making stronger demands on major developing countries as tens of thousands of banner-waving protesters demanding "climate justice" marched toward the UN conference.