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Report: Drystock farms nowhere near net-zero

Monday - Sheep and beef farms are sequestering much less carbon than the drystock sector claims, officials say.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Collins embraces the ETS

Friday - National Party leader Judith Collins seems to have abandoned her dismissal of the need for urgent action on climate change – and found a love for the Emissions Trading Scheme.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $39.20

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $39.00 bid and $39.60 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $39.20.

Three technologies that will change food production

Thursday - Agriculture’s impact on the planet is massive and relentless. Roughly 40 per cent of the Earth’s suitable land surface is used for cropland and grazing.

Councils debating Climcom recommendations

23 Feb 21 - Greater Wellington and Waikato regional councils’ climate change committees both meet this afternoon to consider, among other things, responses to the Climate Change Commission’s 2021 draft report.

TEN YEARS AGO...

23 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, New Zealand farmers were using Australia’s decision to keep agricultural emissions out of its carbon-pricing regime as an argument to do the same here.

How can soil carbon cut Australia's emissions?

22 Feb 21 - The Australian Government is backing soil carbon – drawing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the land – as a major part of its response to the climate crisis.


Overhaul of Europe's farming system on the table

17 Feb 21 - The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal, aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly.

China’s energy agency floats increase in renewables target

12 Feb 21 - China’s National Energy Administration is considering an increase in the ambition of the country’s clean energy programme this decade.

Carbon-free future is in reach for US by 2050

12 Feb 21 - The United States − per head of population perhaps the world’s most prodigal emitter of greenhouse gases − can reverse that and have a carbon-free future within three decades, at a cost...

WORTH NOTING...

10 Feb 21 - Debate on the first reading of the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill continues today.

WORTH NOTING...

9 Feb 21 - Parliament sits today for the first time this year, with the first reading of the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill expected today.

'Dangerous' push to leave farmers out of Aussie target

9 Feb 21 - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison might be warming to the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, but federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack has thrown a spanner in the works by suggesting...

WORTH NOTING...

5 Feb 21 - Parliament resumes on Tuesday, and select committees are back into full swing.

Will planes be flying on air?

5 Feb 21 - Scientists are working on recovering atmospheric carbon to conjure aviation jet fuel from thin air.

Let's think about what's possible

4 Feb 21 - We need more than electric cars to save us - it's time to think about a whole new transport system, says applied mathematician Professor Robert McLachlan.

WORTH NOTING...

4 Feb 21 - Toitu Envirocare holds a webinar today on the impact of covid-19 on greenhouse gas emissions, include accounting for people working from home.

Plant-based diets crucial to saving wildlife, says UN report

4 Feb 21 - The global food system is the biggest driver of destruction of the natural world, and a shift to predominantly plant-based diets is crucial in halting the damage, according to a report.

Confusion over ETS rules is holding us back, says farmer

3 Feb 21 - Wairarapa farmer Mike Ashby feels the Government’s 2025 deadline for bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme hanging over his head like a Sword of Damocles.


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