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First step is cut domestic emissions, says report

Wednesday - New Zealand could meet a large chunk of its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target through cuts in emissions at home, a new report says.

Coalition candidates want to rid us of ETS

Jacinda Ardern

11 Sep 17 - Two of the parties that could be involved in any centre-left coalition after the election want to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme.

THE COUNT: English stays silent

11 Sep 17 - Week 12 of The Count ... and Prime Minister Bill English is still in the starting blocks.

High land prices key blocker to forest planting

7 Sep 17 - New Zealand wonít get more carbon-sequestering forests until land prices fall.

Greens want high-end wood products industry

5 Sep 17 - The Green Party wants a regional research institute to develop high-value wood products as part of a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

THE COUNT: Peters outpaces Ardern

4 Sep 17 - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has pulled ahead of Labour leader Jacinda Ardern in The Count, but the Greensí James Shaw is looking unassailable.

Labour to throw switch on Kiwirail diesel plans

Michael Wood

23 Aug 17 - The Labour Party has told KiwiRail that if elected next month it will halt State-owned rail companyís plans to ditch electric locomotives on the main trunk line.


Airlines' offsetting doesn't add up, says Consumer NZ

23 Aug 17 - Carbon offsetting by the two major domestic airlines operating in New Zealand doesnít fully reflect carbon emissions caused by air travel, says Consumer New Zealand.

Swiss trees swelter as climate warms

22 Aug 17 - Foresters are being urged to plant tree species resilient to climate change to save the timber industry as Swiss trees swelter.

Ocean oxygen depletion could happen again

15 Aug 17 - The deep past has cruel lessons for the near future, for example how ocean oxygen depletion can stifle the marine world. It could recur.

How to turn $1 into $3: Plant the waterways

Professor Bill Lee

11 Aug 17 - Every dollar spent on planting New Zealandís waterways would pay returns of at least $3.

Emissions group might branch into ETS

9 Aug 17 - The Productivity Commission could recommend changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Graham's Globe must survive, says Labour

8 Aug 17 - Labourís climate spokesperson says the work of the cross-party Globe group on climate change must continue, even if founder Kennedy Graham is out of Parliament.

Foresters greet environmental standards move

Peter Weir

8 Aug 17 - The introduction of a national environmental standard for plantation forestry is vitally needed, forest owners say.

Foresters fine, but the ETS has some problems

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Aug 17 - The forestry sector has behaved rationally in response to the Emissions Trading Scheme - but the scheme itself hasnít always been rational, a new analysis shows.

ETS changes of little help, say foresters

James Treadwell

1 Aug 17 - The Governmentís latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will do nothing to get more trees in the ground, the forestry sector says.

ETS CHANGES: Good news and bad news

27 Jul 17 - The latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have met with mixed reactions.

Govt acts on auctioning and international units

26 Jul 17 - The $25 price cap is staying for now, but the importation of international units will be restricted when the New Zealand carbon market opens to the world again, the Government has just announced.

It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

25 Jul 17 - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.


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