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Two global reports slam NZ's poor climate record

Thursday - New climate minister James Shaw might have wowed the world with his rhetoric at international climate talks last week, but it’s on the policies of his predecessor that New Zealand is still being judged.

Dairying sees green as the new colour of business

Wednesday - Climate change and other environmental risks now rank higher than economic issues in the minds of business and political leaders, according to a new report by New Zealand’s dairy industry.

AirNZ eyes paying landowners to plant trees

Wednesday - Air New Zealand wants to set up a private afforestation scheme under the Emissions Trading Scheme to offset some of its greenhouse gas emissions.

Te Kuha coal mine first test for new minister

Wednesday - Deciding whether to let a new opencast coal mine go ahead on the West Coast will be the first real test of the new government’s conservation policy, says an anti-coal mining lobby group.

SERIOUS SCIENCE: Soon it will be too late

Tuesday - New Zealand scientists are among more than 15,000 warning humans they have precious little time left to change their ways and avoid environmental and social disaster.

Broker backs hedging with European units

Monday - Entities with future carbon liabilities should be thinking about hedging with European units – and that includes the country itself, says a leading carbon broker.

Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

17 Nov 17 - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.


NZ signs up to cut methane and black carbon

17 Nov 17 - New Zealand has signed up to a plan to cut methane and black carbon emissions from agriculture and waste.

Global pledge to phase out coal gets full backing of NZ

17 Nov 17 - New Zealand is part of a new alliance launched at the Bonn climate talks that hopes to signal the end of coal.

Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

16 Nov 17 - Government officials have looked at cutting the allocation of free credits to some industrial emitters by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent a year.

Fonterra intends to get rid of coal ... later

15 Nov 17 - Fonterra says it is turning its back on coal as part of a drive towards being carbon-neutral by 2050.

Down on the farm, data's in the driving seat

15 Nov 17 - Last week, Fonterra’s environmental manager, FRANCESCA EGGLETON, told a gathering at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn how the world’s largest dairy producer is using data to reduce its environmental...

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

14 Nov 17 - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $19.25

14 Nov 17 - Spot NZUs opened at $19.25 bid and $19.26 offered this morning, after last fixing at $19.25.

Livestock emissions must be cut, say scientists

13 Nov 17 - Livestock emissions will have to be cut if the world is to keep warming down to Paris Agreement levels, two top New Zealand scientists are warning.

Carbon pricing essential, says Energy Minister

Megan Woods

10 Nov 17 - The new energy minister expects carbon to be priced into all energy projects.

ETS changes win us an award at Bonn talks

10 Nov 17 - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have won New Zealand a Carbon Pricing Champion Award at international climate negotiations in Bonn.

Contact Energy likes what it's doing with green bonds

10 Nov 17 - Contact Energy is getting a lot of attention for its pioneering green borrowing programme, certified by Climate Bonds Initiatives and launched in mid-August.

Fonterra to talk farming at Bonn climate talks

Francesca Eggleton

9 Nov 17 - Fonterra will strut its stuff tomorrow at international climate talks in Bonn.


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