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Ten years ago

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, Dr Pieter Tans, of the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, visited Aotearoa with a stark warning: It's not possible for economic growth to continue indefinitely. (A decade later, it's not clear anyone was listening.)

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Friday - Ten years ago, a plan to power Stewart Island with 100% renewable energy - including a wave-energy plant - was announced.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, Australia's CSIRO released research indicating that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia was up to 30% less than those emitted in the non-tropical south.

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20 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, forestry owners who hadn't taken advantage of an opt out clause in the ETS were being warned they could be hit with huge bills come harvesting and the compulsory surrender of carbon credits.

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19 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, Waikato University released research which revealed a "sustainability divide" between those businesses responding to the recession by dropping their environmental commitments and those that doubled down on them.

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18 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, a Waikato University report warned that accountants would lose business to other experts if they didn't pick up their game when it came to including sustainability in their accounts.

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15 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, the Gillard Government in Australia announced a $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation.


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14 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, the Gillard government in Australia passed green energy legislation that put a price on carbon for the first time. It was described as an "historic moment."

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13 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, an Australian forestry investors predicted there would be growing interest in our forest as carbon sinks from across the Tasman.

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12 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, Philips received a UN-back award for its work in developing LED lighting.

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11 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, Treasury reported that due to a drop in emissions, New Zealand was $17 million better off in terms of its Kyoto position than it was the previous year.

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8 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, a report was predicting chocolate would become a luxury only the wealthiest could afford due to climate change.

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7 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, the UN was warning that climate change would lead to tens of millions of refugees if action was taken urgently.

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6 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, the Ministry of Agriculture released figures showing nearly 10 million carbon credits had been issued for pre-1990 forests.

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5 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, a leading European environmental agency reported that global CO2 emissions had increased by 45% since 1990 - reaching a then all time high of 33 billion tonnes. (By 2019 the figure...

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4 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, a leading UK environmentalist said the time had come for New Zealand to put a price on the intrinsic value of nature.

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1 Oct 21 - Ten years ago, the price of carbon in New Zealand dipped under $14, driven down by fears the Greek debt crises was going destabilise the world economy.

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30 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, New Zealand Steel was allocated 500,000 free carbon credits - worth nearly $10 million to cushion it from the impact of a price on carbon under the ETS. (At today's price those...

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29 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, a government committee recommended giving farmers carbon credits to encourage them to use nitrogen inhibitors.


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