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NZ gets another fail mark on climate action

Today 12:00pm - The Government's plan to cut methane emissions by 10 per cent by 2030 is under fire from international scientists.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 12:00pm - Ten years ago, hopes for a cross-Parliament agreement on climate change were growing, with the minority National Government talking to both Labour and the Greens about support for changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Shaw will wait and see on emissions targets

Wednesday - New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions might not peak until 2035 under current policies, the Government says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, a committee looking at how the Emissions Trading Scheme could be changed announced it was delaying its report-back, prompting the Government to change reporting dates for forest owners who didn’t know whether they were coming or going.

Businesses demand action, says UN climate chief

Patricia Espinosa

Tuesday - Businesses are demanding the development of international carbon markets as the world battles a climate emergency, negotiators have heard overnight.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Australian mining companies – some operating in New Zealand – were under fire over attempts to scuttle the Rudd Government’s plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $23.25

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $22.95 bid and $23.70 offered this morning, after last fixing at $23.25.


Global carbon markets in the spotlight

Monday - Rules governing the development of international carbon markets will be top of the agenda at international climate talks this week.

Nats vow to fight farm emissions moves

Simon Bridges

Monday - The National Party says it will continue to oppose bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

David Carter

Monday - Ten years ago, the Government didn’t want to talk about the potential for forest owners to sell credits overseas.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $23.15

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $22.80 bid and $23.70 offered this morning, after last fixing at $23.15.

It's your job to care for the world, directors hear

14 Jun 19 - Directors should bear as much personal responsibility for the environmental damage their companies cause as they now do for the health and safety of their workers, the Government has been told.

Troubled gas supply means jump in coal emissions

14 Jun 19 - The repeated shut-down of the country’s largest gas field for maintenance has led to a surge in greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

14 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, Canada announced it would establish a federal carbon market.

Fossil fuels ban helping, says energy innovator

Stu Innes

13 Jun 19 - New Zealand's partial ban on new oil and gas exploration is driving the electricity market away from gas and towards renewables, says an energy market innovator.

UK likes our way with international credits

Lord Deben

13 Jun 19 - Britain is following New Zealand's lead in saying it will probably use international carbon markets in its drive to carbon neutrality - despite the advice of its own experts.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

13 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, one of the world’s largest carbon traders decided it would set up shop in New Zealand after all.

Auckland lays out plan to combat climate crisis

12 Jun 19 - Auckland Council has unveiled a plan it says will prepare the city to cope with the impacts of climate change and cut its emissions.

Defence budget puts climate front and centre

12 Jun 19 - New Zealand’s defence forces will struggle to deal with climate-related security threats if they don’t make climate change a priority, officials say.


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