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

Friday - 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

Friday - 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.


Friday - Ten years ago, Canada announced it would establish a federal carbon market.

Fossil fuels ban helping, says energy innovator

Stu Innes

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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.


Thursday - 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

Wednesday - 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

Wednesday - 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.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, a Japanese bank bought New Zealand AAUs in what was the world’s first international trade in Kyoto Protocol forestry units.

Emissions pricing not working, says World Bank

Tuesday - Just one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are at prices likely to drive the emissions cuts needed to preserve life as we know it, the World Bank says.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.20 bid and $24.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.30.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, experts were saying that a quarter of the world’s fossil-fuel emissions could be offset by changing the way we farm.

Farmers not alone in methane mix, say Nats

10 Jun 19 - The farming sector isn’t the only industry that should be targeted for methane reductions, the National Party says.


10 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, companies were being criticised for failing to tell investors about the climate risks they faced.

Reward farmers for climate work, says Muller

7 Jun 19 - Farmers who plant trees for shelter and to protect waterways and who increase the amount of carbon being stored in their soils should get carbon credits, the National Party says.


7 Jun 19 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.10 bid and $24.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.20.


7 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, forest owners were excited by news that the United States would allow companies to use international forestry credits to help to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.

Only one firm signs up to investor guidelines

6 Jun 19 - Just one New Zealand company has signed up to international guidelines on disclosing climate exposure to investors.


6 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, Australia’s lower house passed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s carbon trading scheme.

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