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Fund wants to see 5283ha of new forest

10 Aug 17 - The Government’s reinstated Afforestation Grants Scheme will fund 5283 hectares of new forest this year.

Foresters greet environmental standards move

Peter Weir

8 Aug 17 - The introduction of a national environmental standard for plantation forestry is vitally needed, forest owners say.

Using forests to manage carbon still a heated debate

4 Aug 17 - The best way of managing trees and forests for climate change and accounting for contributions of forests and forestry activities in carbon budgets remains hotly contested.

PICKY PROBLEM: What makes a carbon forest?

3 Aug 17 - The regeneration of vast areas of carbon-storing native forests is being hampered by “pickiness” over the definition of carbon forests.

Foresters fine, but the ETS has some problems

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Aug 17 - The forestry sector has behaved rationally in response to the Emissions Trading Scheme - but the scheme itself hasn’t always been rational, a new analysis shows.

ETS changes of little help, say foresters

James Treadwell

1 Aug 17 - The Government’s latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will do nothing to get more trees in the ground, the forestry sector says.

It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

25 Jul 17 - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.


Scientists fear EU rules will hide forest carbon loss

20 Jun 17 - Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe.

BUDGET: No boost for tree-planting

26 May 17 - The Government’s Budget will not get landowners planting trees on the scale needed to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitments, forest owners say.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Owners’ Association.

One power station deal eats up Govt forest fund

5 May 17 - New Zealand will need an extra 17,000ha of new forest to offset emissions from a new gas-fired power station at Otorohanga, the Green Party says.

Deadline looms for forest planting grants

27 Apr 17 - Applications for the latest round of the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme close tomorrow.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

26 Apr 17 - Landowners with 10,000 hectares of native forest could earn $1.5 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Farmers join in as landowners return to planting

29 Mar 17 - Landowners are planting forests again – and farmers looking to offset emissions appear to be among them.

Smaller forests get financial helping hand

15 Mar 17 - Landowners wanting to plant small-to-medium-sized new forests might be able to get some government funding to help them.

Magic tricks in the forest can make carbon emissions vanish

9 Mar 17 - Countries are free to manage their forests as they choose, but reducing them to a tool of light-fingered carbon accounting can leave world deprived of vital carbon sinks.

Forest bonds seen as way for long-term green investment

10 Feb 17 - A world-leading environmental impact bond scheme could channel substantial private investment into planting vast areas of native and exotic forests in New Zealand.

Can we learn to leave our wild forests alone?

27 Jan 17 - Here is how to turn a forest into a carbon-consuming machine that will help to contain global warming. Leave it alone. Let it grow. Do not log it.

Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

8 Dec 16 - The ditching of plans for a large geothermally driven wood-processing plant in Northland shows why the Government must sort out New Zealand’s bioenergy plan, the industry says.


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