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We're different from them, say pig farmers

Tuesday - Pig farmers say their industry is responsible for only a fraction of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and should be treated differently from other agricultural businesses.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Fonterra failed to persuade the Government to continue giving it free carbon credits, costing the cooperative more than $100 million.

Treasury casts eye over emissions changes

Monday - Greenhouse gas emissions from farming will fall 12 per cent by the middle of the century even without a carbon price, Treasury says.


Monday - Anyone with an interest in climate change and carbon trading is probably flat-out trying to put together submissions on a host of Government consultations.


Monday - Ten years, a Parliamentary select committee was deadlocked over changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme so reported proposed legislation back to the House without changes.

Govt eyes bid limits for carbon credit auctions

Friday - The Government is looking at setting a maximum bid lot to stop a handful of entities getting control of the New Zealand carbon market.

National Party applauds farmers' pine protest

Matt Sharpe

Friday - The National Party says it supports farmers who marched on Parliament yesterday demanding a halt to the planting of carbon forests on productive farmland.


Friday - Ten years ago, the International Energy Agency said carbon prices would need to double to make clean technologies economically viable, and warned that fossil fuel use would need to peak by 2020.

Young campaigners see nation adopt carbon laws

Thursday - New Zealand’s zero-carbon legislation becomes law today.

Incineration no solution to plastic waste crisis

Thursday - Since the Chinese market closed, 58 per cent of New Zealand’s plastic waste now goes to Asian countries with weak regulations and high rankings as global sources of marine plastic pollution.


Thursday - Ten years ago, the Government was being warned that an Emissions Trading Scheme without a cap on total emissions could cost a lot more than officials were predicting.

RMA could ease path of climate-change work

13 Nov 19 - Climate-saving projects could get an easier run under the Resource Management Act, says a Government-commissioned panel of experts.

Farm protest march misleading, say foresters

13 Nov 19 - Forestry bodies say the organisers of a protest in Wellington tomorrow over the planting of forests on farmland are misleading the public.

Mercury gives green light to country's biggest windfarm

13 Nov 19 - Mercury is going ahead with plans to build the country’s largest windfarm.


13 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, a select committee was deadlocked over proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Minister questions forest conversion claims

Damien O'Connor

12 Nov 19 - The Government denies large areas of productive farmland are being converted to forestry as the country tries to offset its greenhouse gas emissions.

'Catastrophic' bushfires sound alarm bells in NZ

12 Nov 19 - Experts planning for increased fire risk in New Zealand as the planet warms are looking across the Tasman in alarm at “catastrophic” fire conditions.


12 Nov 19 - Ten years ago, emerging carbon markets were being likened to the sub-prime mortgage market that led to the Global Financial Crisis.

Should we be tougher on carbon risk disclosure?

11 Nov 19 - The Government is asking the public whether companies should be forced to disclose their carbon and climate risk.

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