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Ten years ago

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, emerging carbon markets were being likened to the sub-prime mortgage market that led to the Global Financial Crisis.

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Monday - Ten years ago, energy companies Meridian and Contact were saying that a switch to electric vehicles would be worth $8.2 billion to the economy over 50 years.

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Friday - Ten years ago, the United States was giving up hope of negotiating a new global agreement in Copenhagen in late 2009.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, EMA Northern chief executive Alastair Thompson was telling the Government to focus less on the politics of climate change and more on helping businesses to cut emissions.

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6 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, Fonterra was furious that the National Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme would cost the dairy co-operative $115 million in free carbon credits.

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5 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand’s CarbonZero certification scheme was moving into the United Kingdom.

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1 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, European officials were starting to get edgy about what could happen if a huge surplus of “hot-air” credits came on to the market.


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31 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, Australia was looking at banning people from living in places vulnerable to climate-change-induced sea-level rise, as a report warned that $150 billion worth of property was at risk.

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30 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the National Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme were being challenged by an Auckland constitutional law expert as dangerous and possibly unconstitutional.

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29 Oct 19 - Ten years ago – well before Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg and School Strikes 4 Climate – experts were predicting that failing to deal with climate change could spark the first global...

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25 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, Prime Minister John Key was being urged to promote New Zealand’s nascent forestry credits market in planned meetings in Japan.

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24 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, an Australian consulting firm was telling New Zealand farmers there was real opportunity in carbon – if only they could look beyond the rhetoric.

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23 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, consultant Kent Dunston told the Government every job at Rio Tinto’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter was costing taxpayers more than $200,000 a year in carbon subsidies.

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22 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, business was warning that emissions subsidies proposed by the National Government could cost taxpayers $3.5 billion.

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21 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, it looked like a select committee considering climate legislation would fail to agree on anything and would send draft amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme back to Parliament...

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18 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand accountant Nick Main – head of Deloitte’s international sustainability team – was telling businesses that talking about climate change was all very well, but what was...

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17 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the Government’s plan to give free carbon credits to the holders of fishing quota instead of to fishingboat owners, who would bear the cost of carbon pricing on fuel, was dividing the...

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16 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, business leaders were angry the Government was rushing through changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, giving them little time to respond.

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15 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, two of the Government’s support parties joined forces with the Opposition to stop National restricting the number of organisations allowed to make oral submissions on proposed changes...


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