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Down the track, our emissions rate will fall

19 Dec 19 - New Zealand’s projected greenhouse gas emissions are falling.

Climate commission gets its body of experts

Dr Rod Carr

17 Dec 19 - The names of the experts who will make up the Climate Change Commission have been announced.

Shaw criticises 'handful of countries'

17 Dec 19 - Climate minister James Shaw says a handful of countries are preventing the settling of rules governing global carbon markets.

Kyoto credits threaten Paris Agreement

13 Dec 19 - Allowing countries to carry Kyoto credits forward could effectively kill the Paris Agreement, negotiators are being told.

Low lake levels lead to jump in emissions

13 Dec 19 - Greenhouse gas emissions jumped in the last part of the year as low lake levels forced the country to burn coal to make electricity.

EDITORIAL: Two to remember

13 Dec 19 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | This year will be remembered for two things – the passing of the zero-carbon act and the year in which our children got angry with us over climate change.


13 Dec 19 - Ten years ago, the United States stunned the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen by saying China and other major developing countries would have to pull their weight in the next global climate agreement.

Shaw expects late move on carbon trading

12 Dec 19 - Any breakthrough in talks over rules governing international carbon trading is likely to come at the last minute, says climate minister James Shaw.

NZ 'low' performer, says climate action watchdog

12 Dec 19 - Failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions has seen New Zealand ranked 37th and in the “low” category in an international assessment of performance on climate change.

Coal being cleaned out of schools and hospitals

12 Dec 19 - State schools, hospitals and science institutes are moving out of coal.


12 Dec 19 - Ten years ago, hopes were fading for a new global agreement on climate change coming out of the COP15 negotiations in Copenhagen.

MADRID MESSAGE: Our cuts will take hard work

11 Dec 19 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions will decrease steadily to 2030 but will still be well above 1990 levels, officials have told international climate talks in Madrid.


11 Dec 19 - Ten years ago, Carbon News revealed Treasury had told the Government not to remove the cap on the amount of free carbon credits issued to heavy-emitting industry, saying it would be expensive,...

NZ might sit with 2030 emissions' cuts target

10 Dec 19 - New Zealand might not increase its 2030 emissions reduction target next year.


10 Dec 19 - Ten years ago, world leaders meeting in Copenhagen and arguing about how to verify the authenticity of greenhouse gas reductions were holding up the negotiation of a new global climate agreement.

PLEASE EXPLAIN: NZ faces grilling at Madrid meet

9 Dec 19 - New Zealand faces up to the world in Madrid today to explain how it is meeting its emissions reduction targets despite a 23 per cent rise in gross emissions and 65 per cent rise in net emissions...


9 Dec 19 - The second week of the latest Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – better known as COP25 – is under way in Madrid.


9 Dec 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand farmers were being told they could cut greenhouse gas emissions by keeping their cows indoors at night.

Why lower emissions mean better business

6 Dec 19 - Companies with high levels of greenhouse gas emissions are worth less than low-emitting companies, says financial analysis and advisory firm Forsyth Barr.

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