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OUR LAND: Trouble ahead ... but how much?

Thursday - Climate change will have long-term impacts on New Zealand’s land-based industries and biodiversity – but we don’t have enough information to predict what will happen.

We can do net-zero by 2050, says Prodcom

Monday - New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Productivity Commission says.

Emissions trimmed, but that's not the full story

13 Apr 18 - Increased hydro-electricity generation and a 1.5 million fall in the national sheep flock has led to a slight fall in New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ wants to see cuts in shipping emissions

9 Apr 18 - New Zealand is calling for deeper emissions cuts from the international shipping industry.

Good transport in, bad transport out

4 Apr 18 - Frequent, affordable public transport is in and highways are out as the government battles to get New Zealand’s runaway transport emissions under control.

Here's why we need a carbon price cap of $100

Dr Roger Blakeley

29 Mar 18 - An immediate carbon price cap of $100 a tonne and a $25 price floor is needed if New Zealand is to be carbon-neutral by 2050, says former Environment Secretary Dr Roger Blakeley.

The wood world's talking about the Jones boy

22 Mar 18 - The wood industry is in love with its new forestry minister.


Ten years on, we're back where we began

19 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

19 Mar 18 - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay...

Here's a road to zero carbon, say officials

15 Mar 18 - Meeting New Zealand’s Paris Agreement pledge from domestic emissions cuts alone would put the country on a straight line to carbon-neutrality by 2050, officials have told the Government.

Plastic pollution has now spread to rivers

13 Mar 18 - Microplastics are contaminating rivers as well as the ocean, say scientists.

Cities study reveals much bigger carbon footprints

9 Mar 18 - Cities are generating up to 60 per cent more greenhouse gases than thought, thanks to their reliance on goods and services from outside their borders.

Auckland City eyes green bonds issue

8 Mar 18 - Auckland Council could issue green bonds to cover the cost of cutting emissions and adapting to climate change.

Minister aware of risk in delaying price cap rise

6 Mar 18 - The Government knows delaying lifting the carbon price cap could cost taxpayers money, but says it is unlikely to move until next year.

Ministry eyes emissions deals with businesses

5 Mar 18 - The Ministry for the Environment is looking to form direct partnerships with businesses to cut emissions out of the New Zealand economy.

NZ still sets the pace in world of trading schemes

1 Mar 18 - Fifteen per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are now covered by trading schemes.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.

Green accounts point finger at primary industries

27 Feb 18 - Primary industries contribute nearly two-thirds of the country’s greenhouse gases but account for less than 8 per cent of economic production, new figures show.

Biofuels need backing of the nation, says Scion

27 Feb 18 - New Zealand could run its heavy vehicles on locally produced low-carbon biofuels – but only if the country decides collectively to act.


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