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TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, hopes for a cross-Parliament agreement on climate change were growing, with the minority National Government talking to both Labour and the Greens about support for changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Businesses demand action, says UN climate chief

Patricia Espinosa

18 Jun 19 - Businesses are demanding the development of international carbon markets as the world battles a climate emergency, negotiators have heard overnight.

Zero carbon bill submissions open

24 May 19 - Submissions on the zero-carbon bill are open.

Climate-wise Smith warns of blind commitment

22 May 19 - New Zealand’s political elder statesman on climate change is warning of a potential gilets jeune-style backlash against the costs of climate action.

National MPs chew over zero carbon bill

21 May 19 - National Party MPs are meeting this morning to decide whether they will support the Government’s zero carbon bill.

How ZCB puts onus on Government to explain

10 May 19 - The Government will have to explain why it ignores any recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme from the proposed Climate Change Commission, officials say.

Public wants climate action now, new poll shows

9 May 19 - A poll to be released today shows a majority of New Zealanders – including National Party supporters - think the country needs to take action now on climate change.


Carbon bill offers softer touch to farm emissions

8 May 19 - New Zealand’s agricultural emissions will be cut – but not as much as other gases.

Review has price cap message for Government

23 Apr 19 - The cap on carbon prices should be lifted, the Government has been told.

Zero Carbon Bill out soon, says Shaw

12 Apr 19 - The long-awaited Zero Carbon Bill will be unveiled soon, says climate minister James Shaw.

Don't rule out GE as a solution, say farmers

8 Apr 19 - Genetic modification should not be ruled out by the Government as a solution for climate change and other environmental issues, Federated Farmers says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

8 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, businesses in New Zealand were backing the idea of cross-party support for the Emissions Trading Scheme.

We won't use GE to cut farm emissions, says Shaw

5 Apr 19 - Climate minister James Shaw says New Zealand doesn’t need genetic engineering to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farms.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

2 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, Peter Dunne was predicting the Labour and National Parties would reach agreement over the Emissions Trading Scheme.

ZCB has June date with Parliament

15 Mar 19 - The Zero Carbon Bill will be in Parliament by June.

Shaw now first stop for farm emissions action

James Shaw

15 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will now report directly to climate minister James Shaw on whether the agricultural sector should be liable for emissions under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Schoolkids mass for national climate protests

14 Mar 19 - School students in more than 30 New Zealand towns and cities will take part in tomorrow’s global School Strike 4 Climate.

Shaw about to reveal climate policy timetable

James Shaw

12 Mar 19 - The Government will release details of its climate change policy timetable on Friday.

Look it up, minister tells West Coast council

James Shaw

27 Feb 19 - Climate minister James Shaw says he doesn’t intend explaining climate change to the West Coast Regional Council, which has expressed doubt about whether it is being caused by human activity.


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