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OECD REPORT: We need price on agricultural emissions

21 Mar 17 - The OECD says New Zealand needs to put a price on greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector.

Morganists want new approach to controls on farming

10 Mar 17 - The Opportunities Party would put a cap on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, get rid of the $25 carbon price cap and free credits for heavy emitters and bring some agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Government eyes land-use changes to cut emissions

22 Feb 17 - The Government is looking at changing some current land uses – including forestry and farming – to cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

University report slams Government energy policies

15 Feb 17 - The Government’s energy policies take a battering in new research from Otago University.

Include farming in ETS, says former climate envoy

3 Feb 17 - Our former climate ambassador says that agriculture should be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme – even if it is treated differently.

Linking carbon market would be a clever move

1 Feb 17 - New Zealand could cut the cost of meeting its international emissions reductions targets by linking its carbon market to emerging markets in Asia.

Bennett stands alone in climate change portfolio

19 Dec 16 - The climate portfolio is now held by the deputy prime minister – the highest ranking it has ever had in New Zealand.


ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Paul Sammon

9 Dec 16 - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

CLIMATE CALL: Waterway plantings worth billions

6 Dec 16 - New Zealand will be billions of dollars a year better off if it plants trees along waterways.

Trading group hails EU climate strategy move

2 Dec 16 - The European Commission’s Winter Package is a further step toward harmonising the bloc’s climate and energy strategy, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

Government prepares for 2030 carbon price of $152

8 Nov 16 - The Government is pricing carbon into its forward projections at up to $152 a tonne in 2030.

Fossil fuel majors strut their stuff for Marrakech

8 Nov 16 - The oil industry has been in damage limitation mode ahead of this week’s climate change talks in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

Government getting serious about forestry

3 Nov 16 - The climate ministers are seriously considering the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s afforestation proposals, it was revealed yesterday.

$2.5b carbon bill hanging over heads of Treelords iwi

Kaingaroa forest

27 Oct 16 - The Maori owners of land under the Southern Hemisphere’s largest plantation forest face a potential carbon liability of nearly $2.5 billion – yet have received credits for just a fraction of the...

MEMO INVESTORS: You can't ignore climate change

25 Oct 16 - Investors can no longer ignore climate change, says a global asset-management company.

Millions worth of free credits sit in private accounts

20 Oct 16 - Non-forestry carbon credits worth more than $350 million – many of them given by taxpayers to large industrial emitters – are sitting in private carbon accounts.

Watchdog's farm emissions report out later today

Dr Jan Wright

19 Oct 16 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s long-awaited report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be released today.

Paris promises could cost country $70 billion

Kay Harrison

18 Oct 16 - MEETING New Zealand’s Paris pledge could cost more than $70 billion and see carbon hit $300 a tonne if the country doesn’t have access to international carbon markets.

Australian businesses keen to join global carbon trade

18 Oct 16 - AUSTRALIA'S conservative government might have ditched the country’s emissions trading scheme, but businesses across the Tasman still want to get involved in international carbon trading, a survey...


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