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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 the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Aviation industry acts to reduce aircraft emissions

7 Mar 17 - The aviation industry is the first sector to introduce a global design standard on emissions.

America’s ‘hidden subsidies’ worth $170b a year

6 Mar 17 - Donald Trump wants to restrict or even abolish the US Environmental Protection Agency. In particular, he is proposing to dramatically limit the federal agency’s power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.

Liquid hydrogen could fuel future air travel

1 Mar 17 - Liquid hydrogen might be the solution to the thorny problem of sustainable air travel.

Europe takes tough line on shipping emissions

27 Feb 17 - The European Parliament has lost patience with shipping industry inaction over climate change and has outlined plans to include vessels in its Emissions Trading System.

EDITORIAL: Numbers show the game is up

13 Feb 17 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Try these numbers: Humans are causing the climate to change at 170 times the natural rate. Our “carbon budget” to keep warming below 1.5deg will be used up in five years. New Zealand’s per person emissions work out to 18 tonnes a year each – nine times higher than the global allowance.

Include farming in ETS, says former climate envoy

3 Feb 17 - Our former climate ambassador says that agriculture should be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme – even if it is treated differently.


Earthquake delays emissions inventory

14 Dec 16 - Last month’s 7.8 earthquake will delay the publication of New Zealand’s next Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

NZ goes shopping for Paris pact carbon credits

Kay Harrison

25 Nov 16 - New Zealand has started talking to countries about supplying carbon credits to help to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.

Forget Trump, global climate action is on the move

Mark Sinclair

24 Nov 16 - International momentum for action on climate change is building, despite the United States electing Donald Trump president, says New Zealand’s climate change ambassador.

Will China and Europe form a powerful climate bloc?

24 Nov 16 - It seems almost certain that US President-elect Donald Trump will walk away from the Paris climate agreement next year. In the absence of US leadership, the question is: who will step up?

It's going well, says PM, as we pick up another fossil award

John Key

18 Nov 16 - The Prime Minister says the Emissions Trading Scheme is operating “pretty well”.

Musings from Marrakech ...

18 Nov 16 - Green Party MP Dr Kennedy Graham, a former diplomat and veteran of international climate change negotiations, reports from the latest round, in Marrakech.

MARRAKECH MESSAGE: We've got enough clean credits

16 Nov 16 - New Zealand is likely to use 38.1 million tonnes of its surplus carbon credits to meet its next emissions reduction target and will not need access to international markets, climate change talks in...

DODGY CREDITS: What does Treasury really think?

15 Nov 16 - Treasury’s opinion on whether New Zealand should retire more carbon credits to make up for the “dodgy” units it surrendered to meet it first emissions reduction pledge remains tantalisingly out of...

KYOTO QUERY: Is NZ carbon units stand legal?

11 Nov 16 - New Zealand’s legal ability to use carried-over Kyoto carbon units to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target is being questioned.

Australia ratifies, under a large Trump-shaped shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

11 Nov 16 - Australia has announced that it is to ratify the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last Friday.

We might be better than we think at absorbing carbon

9 Nov 16 - New research reveals that the ability of New Zealand’s land biosphere to absorb carbon could be 50 per cent more than currently estimated.

Hopes rise for solution to forest-split problem

7 Nov 16 - The door is slightly open for the Government to reconsider the contentious pre-1990/post-1989 forestry split under the Emissions Trading Scheme.


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