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Prof Ralph Chapman ... NZ not in a good light.

Why our cuts will be an embarrassment in Paris

Today 11:30am - The 2030 emissions reduction target announced yesterday will damage New Zealand’s credibility at this year’s Paris climate talks, says the man who negotiated for us in Kyoto.

11% cut ... follow us down the path to catastrophe

Dr James Renwick ... leadership timid.

Today 11:30am - New Zealand will face droughts, floods, fires, social upheaval and catastrophic global economic damage if the world follows the country’s lead on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, says one of our leading climate experts.

We're still undecided on ETS, says minister

Tim Groser ... taking a look.

Today 11:30am - The terms of reference for the review of the Emissions Trading Scheme have not yet been set, says Climate Change Minister Tim Groser.

NZ sets post 2030 target

Tuesday - The Government has just announced the emissions reduction target New Zealand will take to international climate talks in Paris - 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Is our target ambitious, or just spin?

Tuesday - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser is describing the new target as ambitious and a significant increase on the current target of five per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.

We need a plan to get there, says business

Tuesday - Business groups say they want to know how the Government is going to make sure New Zealand achieves the 2030 emissions reduction target announced today.

Large parcel of NZUs for tender

Tuesday - Two hundred thousand – and potentially a million – spot NZUs have come to the market this morning.


PFSI consultation meeting today

Tuesday - Public meetings to discuss changes to the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative kick off in Northland today.

Best brains tell the story ... but will the Government act?

Dr Janet Stephenson ... we're vulnerable.

Monday - Will the Government order Treasury to prepare an analysis of the economic, environmental and social risks posed by climate change?

Business eyes local climate coalition roundtable

Gary Taylor ... serious thinking.

Monday - New Zealand could get its own version of Australia’s business-driven climate change coalition, say the organisers of a climate change business conference scheduled for Auckland in October.

We could still be a carbon leader, says trader

Nigel Brunel ... we're in an ideal position

Monday - It’s not too late for New Zealand to become an international carbon trading hub, says pioneer carbon trader Nigel Brunel.

Carbon players look to world market

Monday - Carbon market players will gather in Sydney on Friday to talk about how to create an international carbon market.

Financial pain ahead, warn climate-conscious Kiwis

Sir Alan Mark ... leading the charge.

29 Jun 15 - Eminent New Zealanders who fear the country is on track for a climate change-induced financial crisis take their case to Parliament this week.

Forget the courts, we must get to the politicians

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... we're in a dire position.

29 Jun 15 - A court case ordering the Dutch Government to slash greenhouse gas emissions is ground breaking – but unlikely to be replicated in New Zealand.

Submissions numbers baffle Beehive

29 Jun 15 - It is unclear just how many submissions the Government has received on New Zealand's post-2020 emissions reduction target.

ETS review remains on slow boil

29 Jun 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is unlikely to start any time soon.

We must act now to save farming industry, says expert

Dr Charles Merfield ... the shift has started.

22 Jun 15 - Billions of dollars worth of research and on-farm advisers are needed to prepare the New Zealand farming sector for the massive shift to sustainable agriculture, an expert is warning.

Frustrated local farm adviser heads overseas

Nicole Masters ... building soil health.

22 Jun 15 - An agricultural adviser whose clients are slashing inputs while maintaining production is shifting her business overseas in frustration at a lack of progress in New Zealand.

Busy May sees register handle 42m credits

22 Jun 15 - Forty-two million carbon credits changed hands in New Zealand last month, as emitters finalised their 2014 returns.


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