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MADRID MESSAGE: Our cuts will take hard work

Wednesday - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions will decrease steadily to 2030 but will still be well above 1990 levels, officials have told international climate talks in Madrid.

PLEASE EXPLAIN: NZ faces grilling at Madrid meet

Monday - New Zealand faces up to the world in Madrid today to explain how it is meeting its emissions reduction targets despite a 23 per cent rise in gross emissions and 65 per cent rise in net emissions since 1990.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Monday - The second week of the latest Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Ė better known as COP25 Ė is under way in Madrid.

Jump to it, Jacinda, says global carbon watchdog

5 Dec 19 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is under international pressure to increase New Zealandís 2030 emissions reduction target in line with the Paris Agreement.

Climate-impact reporting to be mandatory

4 Dec 19 - The Government is to assess the climate implications of every major decision it makes.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

2 Dec 19 - Two weeks of international climate negotiations kick off in Madrid today.

ACC still on rack over fossil-fuel investments

Chloe Swarbrick

29 Nov 19 - The Government-owned Accident Compensation Corporation is likely to remain under pressure to withdraw $1 billion worth of investments in fossil-fuel companies.


Minister won't act on ACC oil investments

Iain Lees-Galloway

28 Nov 19 - The Government says it will not interfere in the Accident Compensation Corporationís decision to invest in fossil fuels.

Foresters want pre-1990 trees recognised

26 Nov 19 - Extra carbon stored in pre-1990 forests should be recognised with carbon credits, forest owners say.

Change calls on councils to protect species

26 Nov 19 - Councils will be required to protect native species from the impacts of climate change under proposed new rules.

Give councils green powers, politicians told

Gareth Hughes

25 Nov 19 - Parliament is being told by some unlikely bedfellows that councils should have to consider greenhouse gas emissions when granting resource consents.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

25 Nov 19 - Submission-writing continues apace this week.

Government can order ACC to quit fossil fuels

22 Nov 19 - The Government has the power to instruct its largest institutional investor, the Accident Compensation Corporation, to pull out of fossil fuel investments, a select committee says.

Carbon footprints not on Government agenda

22 Nov 19 - The Government is not considering the carbon footprint of imported goods.

Northport move will up emissions, says report

21 Nov 19 - Greenhouse gas emissions from freight currently shipped through Auckland will increase 400 per cent if the portís operations are shifted to Northland, a new critique says.

Bathurst boadsides Goverment's green agenda

20 Nov 19 - The Governmentís environmental agenda is threatening the countryís mining industry and an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy, Bathurst Resources says.

Treasury casts eye over emissions changes

18 Nov 19 - Greenhouse gas emissions from farming will fall 12 per cent by the middle of the century even without a carbon price, Treasury says.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

18 Nov 19 - Anyone with an interest in climate change and carbon trading is probably flat-out trying to put together submissions on a host of Government consultations.

National Party applauds farmers' pine protest

Matt Sharpe

15 Nov 19 - The National Party says it supports farmers who marched on Parliament yesterday demanding a halt to the planting of carbon forests on productive farmland.


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