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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.

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.

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.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

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

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.

Carbon on a new six-year high

6 Nov 17 - New Zealand carbon has finally burst through the $19 barrier, after hovering teasingly below the mark since October's general election.


The other China that wants to lead on climate change

6 Nov 17 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE | As international delegations descend on Bonn for the November 6-17 annual global climate change summit, spare a thought for the other country that calls itself China but,...

Market forces can go further, faster and cheaper to cut emissions

3 Nov 17 - Government delegations gathering in Bonn for the start of annual UN climate talks on Monday need to ramp up efforts, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

How Bennett toyed with cross-party climate move

1 Nov 17 - Former climate minister Paula Bennett sought advice on forming a cross-party agreement on climate change.

Emissions failure will hurt NZ farmers, warns Fonterra

31 Oct 17 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world’s largest milk-processor is warning.

Get ETS working, say superfund guardians

30 Oct 17 - New Zealand cannot afford an Emissions Trading Scheme that doesn’t work, say the guardians of the $36.4 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund - and that means bringing the agricultural sector into...

Government planting target OK, say forest owners

Peter Clark

27 Oct 17 - The Government’s plan to plant an extra 50,000 hectares of new forest a year is “optimistic but achievable”, say forest owners.

Carbon price set to break through $19 mark

24 Oct 17 - Carbon looks set to break the $19 barrier today as the market adjusts to a new government with more ambition to address climate change.

Emissions register ready to take on water trading

18 Oct 17 - New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Register is ready to trade in other “environmental commodities” such as water.

MEMO MPs: The country needs a climate commission

12 Oct 17 - Politicians negotiating to form a new government have again been told that action on climate change is a priority for business and society.

Why we need a carbon price of $100 ... or more

5 Oct 17 - Carbon prices of $100 a tonne - and possibly as high as $225 – are being foreshadowed in a new report.

Plant pines on public land, says Bluegreens chief

Geoff Thompson

4 Oct 17 - The head of the National Party’s Bluegreens policy advisory group says pine trees should be planted on Department of Conservation land to offset New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Dairy group backs big climate change targets

3 Oct 17 - A dairy industry group supports carbon budgeting and the concept of a climate commission, and says New Zealand should be carbon neutral.


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