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We'll need more building wood, say growers

Tuesday - A push to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector will inevitably lead to more wood in buildings, forest owners say.

Livestock under pressure for nitrogen pollution

Tuesday - The livestock sector is being singled out in new research for hugely increasing global nitrogen pollution.

Jarden puts pedals under pioneer carbon trader

Tuesday - If youíre looking for pioneering carbon dealer Nigel Brunel outside trading hours, chances are youíll find him somewhere around Auckland on his bike.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $32.20 bid and $32.35 offered on CommTrade this morning after last fixing at $32.25.


Tuesday - A petition calling for decisions about spending for the covid-19 pandemic economic recovery to be governed by sustainability principles goes before MPs tomorrow.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright was warning that giving free carbon credits to large industrial companies would undermine the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Low-carbon cement the key, says GBC

Monday - New Zealandís only cement producer is calling on local and central authorities to help it persuade the construction sector to accept lower-emissions cement.

ARDERN: Watch this space

Monday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is hinting at a major announcement on renewable energy.

Abandoned waste lands smelter company in court

Monday - The Environmental Defence Society is taking the operator of the Bluff aluminium smelter Ė one of the countryís largest emitters of greenhouse gases - to court over waste dumped in the old paper mill...


Monday - Ten years ago, the first wave of emitters was entering the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Monday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Draw your hammer

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw is nailing his colours to the mast of the Climate Change Commission.

The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism

Friday - Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealandís $40.9 billion-a-year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the...


Friday - Ten years ago, foreign buyers were snapping up New Zealand carbon credits.


Friday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

Let's feed the people first, say ag leaders

Thursday - Agricultural industry leaders say they need to feed New Zealanders before the rest of the world.

Pundits predict carbon is going higher

Thursday - New Zealand carbon prices are at record levels, but how high are they going?


Thursday - Ten years ago, the man who led the forestry sectorís fight for the right to claim carbon credits was hopeful about New Zealandís fledgling carbon market.


Thursday - The Government's plan to whizz some covid-19 pandemic economic recovery projects through the resource consenting processing is expected to be passed today.

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