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Food industry is cooking the planet

Today 9:00am - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

BUDGET: No boost for tree-planting

Friday - The Government’s Budget will not get landowners planting trees on the scale needed to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitments, forest owners say.

BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

Paula Bennett

Thursday - The Government is putting $4 million into figuring out how New Zealand can cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Wood waste company wins $359,000 grant

23 May 17 - A company turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Owners’ Association.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.

Government acts on decarbonising the economy

3 May 17 - The Productivity Commission is to investigate the cost of decarbonising New Zealand’s economy.

Deep in the forest, there are trees giving off methane

28 Apr 17 - 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

27 Apr 17 - Applications for the latest round of the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme close tomorrow.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

26 Apr 17 - 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.


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