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The four who could be our next climate minister

Monday - Who will be New Zealand’s next climate minister? Carbon News canvasses the options and comes up with four names.


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

Delivering credit for carbon storage

Monday - In 1915, Mike Gibbs’ ancestors made their way from the flat, agricultural plains of Southland to the wild, steep, forested edge of Eastern Fiordland.


Monday - Ten years ago, the owners of forests planted before 1990 were about to receive their share of millions of carbon credits.


Monday - The Labour Party caucus meets today after a winning 64 seats in the general election – enough to govern alone.

Carbon tariffs for steel, aluminium, on the table

Friday - A new Labour Government could bring in carbon tariffs at the border, says Trade Minister David Parker.


Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

AGRICULTURE: Sage confirms Cabinet vetoed carbon pricing from next year

Friday - Climate Minister James Shaw tried to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture from next year, according to fellow Green Cabinet minister Eugenie Sage.


Friday - Ten years ago, Carbon News used the Official Information Act to get information about just who was being given free carbon credits.


Friday - Tomorrow is election day in New Zealand.

National releases its climate policy - at last

Thursday - Forestry's role under the Emissions Trading Scheme would be reviewed under a National Government and agricultural emissions would not face a carbon price until other countries do the same.

Our greenhouse gas emissions are being pushed by growth

Thursday - Economic growth is driving New Zealand’s rising greenhouse gas emissions, a new report confirms.


Thursday - Ten years ago, spot NZUs hit $20 for the first time.


Thursday - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s environment committee meets today, and the World Climate Forum holds an online briefing on investment.

EDITORIAL: An end to endless growth

Wednesday - Earlier this year, two economists warned that meeting the Paris Agreement was likely to require negative economic growth.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35.20 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.85.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, a business thinktank was criticising the country’s leaders for living “high-emissions lifestyles” which others would emulate.


Wednesday - The latest report on the state of the country’s climate and atmosphere will be published tomorrow – and for the first time will include information on wildfire risk.

How does the COP26 delay affect GHG emissions?

Wednesday - Will delaying the COP26 UN climate negotiations impact international action to decarbonise? Would catch-up talks help? Could the talks collapse because countries stopped paying their dues?

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