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ETS auction clears at $68

Wednesday - THE final NZ ETS auction of the year cleared at a price of $68 today.

Luxon's climate change credentials

Wednesday - The new leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, touted his climate change credentials in his maiden speech.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, scientists were warning that toxic cadmium levels, soil compaction and carbon loss were looming as major problems for farming.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Where to now for the price of carbon?

Tuesday - In contrast to some offshore markets where carbon prices have surged to all time highs following COP26, in New Zealand they’ve plateaued at around $65.

James Shaw's response to Newsweek article

Tuesday - Climate change minister James Shaw has responded to a Newsweek ranking that placed New Zealand 16th on a list of the 20 least ambitious countries in tackling the climate crises.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Business New Zealand and The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development merged to form the Sustainable Business Council.


WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Tightening NZU supply one of the strongest options for cutting emissions: Cabinet paper

Monday - “A clearly-signalled and well-paced tightening” of the supply of NZUs is one of the strongest options available for cutting New Zealand’s emissions, according to a recently released Cabinet paper.

Newsweek ranks New Zealand among the 20 least ambitious countries on climate

Monday - New Zealand has been ranked 16th worst – one place above Saudi Arabia – in a list of the 20 least ambitious countries on climate published by Newsweek yesterday.

10 YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, Fonterra announced it was forcing all its farmers to fence their streams. However, fresh water ecologist Mike Joy questioned the effectiveness of the ban that allowed farmers to leave...

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

MBIE seeks feedback on making the display of clean vehicle information compulsory

Friday - A consultation document outlining four options for how Clean Vehicle information should be displayed to consumers was released by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) yesterday.

Housing group takes out top prize at Sustainable Business Awards

Friday - Community Finance – a collaboration between philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, community housing provides and the Ministry for Housing – received the supreme award at the Sustainable...

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the Australian government announced that any decisions about the development of seam coal gas or large scale mining operations would be based on rigorous science.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - It's now or never, if you want to have the Taking responsibility for our waste - consultation document. Submissions close today.

More ambition needed: green business leaders

The cover pic on the Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition joint submission

25 Nov 21 - The Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition says urgent action is required to convert the country’s climate ambition to concrete action.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $64.90

25 Nov 21 - SPOT NZUs opened at $64.70 bid and $65.40 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $64.90.

10 YEARS AGO...

25 Nov 21 - Ten years ago, Westpac was describing the international carbon market as decimated following dramatic falls in the price of carbon in Europe, New Zealand and other markets over the previous week.


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Tourism industry challenge to cut carbon

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NZ Super Fund ranked among the world’s most responsible asset allocators

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Emissions Reduction Plan falls well short: Wise Response Society

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Fish & Game supports calls for forestry re-focus

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