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Deep in the forest, there are trees giving off methane

Today 10:00am - Scientists have long been aware of a forest’s ability to absorb carbon, but a new US study has discovered trees that emit methane.

Deadline looms for forest planting grants

Thursday - Applications for the latest round of the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme close tomorrow.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

Wednesday - Landowners with 10,000 hectares of native forest could earn $1.5 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Scientist seeks capital backing for adaptation projects

Sean Weaver

19 Apr 17 - Ekos founder Dr Sean Weaver is working on a new project – a non-market mechanism to raise private capital to fund climate-change adaptation projects in developing countries.

COOL IDEA: Forests offer way to ease climate fears

11 Apr 17 - European and US scientists have worked out how the Northern hemisphere keeps cool − so be grateful for the trees, and especially for the forests.

March of Myrtle rust could mean trouble for trees

5 Apr 17 - Myrtle rust – a fungus disease that could kill native and commercial trees – is in New Zealand.

Carbon law could make Paris promise a reality

4 Apr 17 - By 2020, fossil fuels will no longer be subsidised by the taxpayer, anywhere in the world. And by then, carbon dioxide emissions worldwide will have started to fall.


Officials have mid-year date with ETS changes

30 Mar 17 - Officials will report to the Government in the middle of the year on the next round of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Farmers join in as landowners return to planting

29 Mar 17 - Landowners are planting forests again – and farmers looking to offset emissions appear to be among them.

NZ and China shake on Asia-Pacific carbon market

Prime Minister Bill English and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

28 Mar 17 - New Zealand and China are to work together on developing an Asia-Pacific carbon market, and will double-team over the way agriculture is treated in international climate negotiations.

NET-ZERO REPORT: We can do more, says bioenergy industry

24 Mar 17 - A cross-party report on how New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century ignores some immediate opportunities, the Bioenergy Association says.

Minister hints at cross-party work on climate change

22 Mar 17 - New Zealand has received the strongest indication yet of cross-party agreement on climate change, with climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett saying she can work with a new...

EDITORIAL COMMENT: We cannot continue on this path

21 Mar 17 - Two reports out today signal a sea-change for New Zealand. One says the New Zealand’s economy is reaching its environmental limits. The other says New Zealand cannot meet its Paris Agreement...

NET-ZERO REPORT: Pastoral farming must change

21 Mar 17 - New Zealand cannot cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and keep farming the way it is now.

Companies queue to supply Air NZ with biofuels

17 Mar 17 - Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they now have a shortlist of companies to supply them with biofuels.

Smaller forests get financial helping hand

15 Mar 17 - Landowners wanting to plant small-to-medium-sized new forests might be able to get some government funding to help them.

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...

Forests still key to mitigating climate change

10 Mar 17 - Researchers have reminded the world’s governments that forests will play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change – provided policies are robustly pursued and reported with...

Energy needs broader view, says new minister

8 Mar 17 - New Zealand needs to broaden use of renewable energy beyond the electricity generation, says the new energy minister - but she expects fossil fuels to stay in the mix.


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