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Ten years ago

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Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, economist Professor Ross Garnaut was calling for a carbon tax to be imposed in Australia after plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme he designed were defeated in the Senate and dumped.

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Friday - Ten years ago, more than 800 companies were waiting to hear who would be eligible for free carbon credits as emitters started to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, Fonterra was fighting a decision by the National Government to cut it out of a scheme giving free carbon credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, with the first wave of emitters set to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme in July, the National Government had set aside $1 billion in the Budget for operating the scheme.

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19 May 20 - Ten years ago, Nasa scientist James Hansen was warning that public understanding of climate change was being undermined by a combination of the Climategate allegations, minor errors in an IPCC report, and a cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

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18 May 20 - Ten years ago, Genesis Energy was getting active in the country’s fledgling carbon market, saying it was in its own, and in the country’s, best interest to build liquidity.

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15 May 20 - Ten years ago, Tokyo became the first city in the world with a cap-and-trade scheme to limit carbon emissions, covering universities, hospitals, businesses and factories.


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14 May 20 - Ten years ago, business was lobbying for the right to use cheap international credits to meet its obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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13 May 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand companies were eyeing up an $800 million Australian Government spend-up on renewable energy.

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11 May 20 - Ten years ago, the United Nations was warning that another year was about to pass without a new international climate treaty being agreed to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

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8 May 20 - Ten years ago, a New Zealand forestry company was making millions of dollars by selling its carbon credits to a European government.

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7 May 20 - Ten years ago, a “flash crash” in financial markets was raising questions about the future of carbon prices.

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6 May 20 - Ten years ago, the Government was telling farmers that getting rid of the Emissions Trading Scheme could cause a trade backlash against New Zealand.

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5 May 20 - Ten years ago, scammers were threatening New Zealand’s fledgling carbon market, prompting calls for protections.

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4 May 20 - Ten years ago, Business New Zealand was giving up on its campaign to get John Key’s National Government to dump the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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1 May 20 - Ten years ago, the idea of an emissions trading scheme for New South Wales was being floated after Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd put plans for a federal scheme on hold.

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30 Apr 20 - Ten years ago, forest owners were threatening to sue the Government if it scrapped or delayed the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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29 Apr 20 - Ten years ago, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was warning the world that climate change posed a catastrophic threat to the future of humanity – alongside chemical agriculture, genetic engineering...

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28 Apr 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand companies were being criticised for failing to see the opportunities of low-carbon businesses because they were too focused on the negatives of climate action.


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