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NZ must act now on agriculture, says OECD

Today 10:00am - The OECD is again calling on New Zealand to impose an effective carbon price, saying the expanding dairy industry is undermining the country’s goal to create a low-emissions economy.

Storms threaten billions in road-rail damage

Today 10:00am - Countries are being told to urgently upgrade their road and rail networks in the wake of a report predicting billions of dollars a year in damage from natural disasters.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 10:00am - Ten years ago, delays in figuring out how to allocate free carbon credits to heavy emitters were holding up the sector’s entry into the Emissions Trading Scheme – upsetting the Opposition and the forestry sector.

We might have to step in, warns Reserve Bank

Tuesday - The Reserve Bank says it might have to step in and regulate if companies fail to deal with climate risks.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, associate climate minister Tim Groser was off to Ilulissat to take part in the Greenland Dialogue, part of the build-up to much-anticipated Copenhagen negotiations for a new international climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

SHAW: We're not stuck on 2030 methane target

Monday - The Government’s target of cutting methane emissions by 10 per cent by 2030 is not set in stone, the climate minister says.

Farm co-op makes it 100 for climate coalition

Monday - Farmer co-operative LIC is the 100th organisation to join the Climate Leaders’ Coalition.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons was predicting the worthless-carbon-unit scandal that hit New Zealand in 2016.

Shaw optimistic gas emissions will peak early

Friday - New Zealand’s domestic demand for carbon credits is expected to exceed 43 million units in 2023 - up more than two million units on this year, new figures show.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, businesses were being warned that climate change would affect energy, shipping, tourism and insurance.

NZ gets another fail mark on climate action

Thursday - The Government's plan to cut methane emissions by 10 per cent by 2030 is under fire from international scientists.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - 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...

Shaw will wait and see on emissions targets

19 Jun 19 - New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions might not peak until 2035 under current policies, the Government says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

19 Jun 19 - 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...

Businesses demand action, says UN climate chief

Patricia Espinosa

18 Jun 19 - Businesses are demanding the development of international carbon markets as the world battles a climate emergency, negotiators have heard overnight.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

18 Jun 19 - 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

18 Jun 19 - 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

17 Jun 19 - 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

17 Jun 19 - The National Party says it will continue to oppose bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.


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