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We're stuck with 1.2m sea level rise, say scientists

Wednesday - The world is now locked into sea-level rise of up to 1.2 metres – and the number goes up 0.2m for every five years that emissions cuts are delayed, scientists say.

Minister offers money for good emissions moves

Megan Woods

Wednesday - Got a good idea to cut greenhouse gas emissions in your business or in the transport sector? The Government wants to give you money.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.20

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.10 bid and $21.20 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.

NZ could do good carbon deal now, says trader

Nigel Brunel

Tuesday - The Government could hedge against its $10 billion future carbon bill now – with a money-back guarantee, says carbon trader Nigel Brunel.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.42

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.35 bid and $21.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.42.

Officials look for 'best way' global ETS links

Monday - Officials are working on linking the Emissions Trading Scheme to schemes in other countries, saying it’s the best way to secure the international carbon units New Zealand will need to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.50

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.50.


Billion Trees land approaches 50,000 hectares

Shane Jones

Friday - The Government says it is close to securing 50,000 hectares of land for new forests under its Billion Trees programme.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.50

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.50.

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

Friday - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has been launched in Christchurch.

Raise cap or pay the price, warns ETS pioneer

Catherine Leining

15 Feb 18 - Taxpayers could get a hefty carbon bill if the Government doesn’t urgently lift the carbon price cap, a gathering of Emissions Trading Scheme experts has heard.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.55

15 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.35 bid and $21.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.55.

Climate change and storms our greatest threats

14 Feb 18 - Climate change and related impacts like intense storms are now the greatest threats the world faces.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.52

14 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.52.

Victoria University think-tank up there with the best

14 Feb 18 - The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute has been named one of the best environmental policy think-tanks in the world.

Why now's the time for businesses to cost carbon

13 Feb 18 - Businesses are being told to price carbon into their forecasts now – regardless of whether they currently face a carbon price.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.50

13 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.50.

Neoliberalism not way, says environment report

12 Feb 18 - Neoliberalism is failing to protect New Zealand’s environment, warns a new paper on the future of environmental law.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.55

12 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.50 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.55.


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