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Treasury sees use for international credits

Friday - Treasury wants to retain the ability to use international carbon credits to meet New Zealand’s 2050 emissions reduction target, confidential papers show.

Ten years ago ...

Xie Zhenhua

Thursday - Ten years ago, China was rejecting an American proposal to impose tariffs on goods from countries with no price on carbon.

Pioneer carbon trader to change hands

Nigel Brunel

Wednesday - The trading house that 10 years ago today handled the first trade under New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme is about to change hands.

How emitters can't see the trees for the carbon

18 Mar 19 - Storing carbon in new native forests could help to bring down New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and protect native species at the same time, researchers say.

Ten years ago ...

18 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, the world was getting interested in New Zealand’s forestry credits.

Shaw now first stop for farm emissions action

James Shaw

15 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will now report directly to climate minister James Shaw on whether the agricultural sector should be liable for emissions under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Big emitters join hands to buy carbon forests

15 Mar 19 - Four of New Zealand’s largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ten years ago ...

15 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, farmers were campaigning to get the sector out of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Climate group about to rule on agriculture gases

14 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will make its recommendations next month on how New Zealand should treat greenhouse gases from agriculture.

CLIMATE CHAMPION: My struggle with the future

13 Mar 19 - Atmospheric physicist Professor James Renwick is struggling with the idea that the world might really delay action on climate change to the point of disaster.

OPINION: Wise words for the schoolkids

13 Mar 19 - This Friday’s strike by school students calling for action on climate change has the support of some of our wisest citizens. Wise Response Society secretary DUGALD MACTAVISH explains why.

Growing number of carbon schemes cover emissions

13 Mar 19 - Nearly 14 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions will be subject to a carbon price this year, World Bank figures show.

Shaw about to reveal climate policy timetable

James Shaw

12 Mar 19 - The Government will release details of its climate change policy timetable on Friday.

Wind turbine pioneer slams NZ procrastination

11 Mar 19 - A wind turbine company set up to make New Zealand “the Denmark of the Southern Hemisphere” is barely surviving because New Zealand continues to prop up dying industries, its founder says.

Ten years ago ...

11 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, forest owners were calling for certainty over carbon pricing amid calls to replace the Emissions Trading Scheme with a carbon tax.

Councils might have to consider emissions

David Parker

7 Mar 19 - Councils considering proposals under the Resource Management Act might soon have to take greenhouse gas emissions into account.

Ten years ago ...

7 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, the Government was being told to include biochar – the process of burning wood without air to make a carbon-rich charcoal – in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ten years ago ...

6 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, economists were being told to come to an agreement on the likely costs of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Fertiliser firm wants balance in carbon credits

5 Mar 19 - A company given millions of dollars’ worth of free carbon credits says the system giving it the units should not be stopped until at least 70 per cent of its competitors also face a carbon price.

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