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Friday - Ten years ago, the world was being told that emissions reduction commitments made under the Kyoto Protocol by rich countries were insufficient to stop the worst impacts of climate change.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, talks seeking bipartisan support for the Emissions Trading Scheme were breaking down over the National Partyís desire to keep agricultural out of the scheme.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, the Australian Senate voted down Prime Minister Kevin Ruddís climate-change packages. Nevertheless, New Zealandís climate minister, Nick Smith, was still hoping to see trans-Tasman emissions trading.

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, a forestry expert was saying New Zealand could meet the Governmentís conditional goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 Ė but it would have to get cracking on tree-planting.

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Monday - Ten years ago, New Zealand was proposing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020 if other countries played ball.

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9 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealanders wanted greenhouse gas emissions cut by at least 20 per cent by 2020.

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8 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, the Commerce Commission told companies that paying their dues under the Emissions Trading Scheme did not make them carbon neutral; if they wanted to promote themselves as climate-friendly they would have to do something extra.


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7 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, a company planning to build New Zealandís first tidal-energy generator, on the Kaipara Harbour, was having trouble getting hold of a $1.85 million grant the Government had promised it.

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6 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, Parliament passed the first piece of legislation aimed at getting New Zealanders to replace their fossil fuel-burning vehicles with electric models.

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5 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was heading to climate talks in Bonn without knowing whether its key climate policy, the Emissions Trading Scheme, was on or off.

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2 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, Fletcher Building was calling for clarity about the Emissions Trading Scheme, especially when it came to the allocation of free credits to heavy emitters.

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1 Aug 19 - Ten years ago, the Government was about to reveal New Zealandís 2020 emissions reduction target Ė and was ruling out the 40 per cent on 1990 levels cut being campaigned for by Greenpeace.

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31 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, forestry executive Thomas Song was predicting carbon sales could become 80 per cent of forestry companiesí revenue.

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30 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, the extractive industries formed the industry body Straterra.

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29 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, climate minister Nick Smith admitted that neither National nor Labour had performed well on climate change and said there was a genuine desire for cross-party agreement with Labour on...

Human body close to thermal limits, says scientist

29 Jul 19 - Extreme global temperatures are pushing the human body close to thermal limits, according to a climate scientist.

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26 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, American retailer Walmart said it was going to require suppliers to measure their environmental footprints, prompting fear it would make New Zealandís goods too expensive.

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25 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, burning coal to make electricity was pushing up New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions, prompting climate minister Nick Smith to say the country must be careful to not set its 2020...

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24 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, the world was interested in New Zealandís plan to start a global research centre to find ways of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.


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