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How Paris Agreement could punish the economy

Today 11:00am - New Zealand will face significant economic damage from the Paris Agreement if carbon stored in forests is not recognised, the Emissions Trading Scheme is not linked internationally, and agricultural emissions incur a carbon price, a new report shows.

PARIS PROMISE: Money men wanted farmers to pay

Friday - Treasury opposed $20 million in extra funding to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, announced by Prime Minister John Key in Paris in December, saying the farming industry should be putting up money.

2005 TRICK: It doesn't tell the real emissions story

Kennedy Graham

Thursday - New Zealand appears to be locking in 2005 as the baseline for emissions reductions, effectively ignoring the massive rise in the countryís greenhouse gases before then, says Green MP Kennedy Graham.

Group of 10 to advise on electric vehicles

Thursday - Nine men and one woman have been appointed to the Governmentís Electric Vehicles Leadership Group.

Bennett backs 'creative accounting' for emissions

Wednesday - New Zealand is planning to use what has been described as creative accounting to meet its post-2020 emissions reduction target.

New emissions register will make life easier

23 Aug 16 - The emissions register will be closed from noon on Thursday, pending the launch of the new one on Monday.

Why we should aim for a million electric vehicles

22 Aug 16 - Replacing a million fossil fuel-driven cars with electric vehicles would cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 per cent in the crucial 2021-2030 period, officials say.

NZ looks for carbon credit trading friends

19 Aug 16 - New Zealand is stepping up the hunt for sources of quality carbon credits to help to meet its international emissions reduction targets.

Bennett rules out parties' two key climate points

18 Aug 16 - Carbon budgeting and a climate commission are not on the table for cross-party talks on climate change.

National MPs join Green climate group

Kennedy Graham

18 Aug 16 - Five National Party MPs have now joined a cross-party group investigating climate change Ė the most recent this morning.

Big role for business as NZ set to ratify Paris pact

Paula Bennett

17 Aug 16 - Business is being called in to help to plan New Zealandís transition to a low-carbon economy, as the Government pledges to ratify the Paris Agreement this year.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealandís largest carbon emitters, along with forestry companies and even iwi are among the organisations that used cheap EURs to meet their liabilities under the Emissions Trading...

Our marine farms might be feeling the pinch

16 Aug 16 - Ocean acidification caused by climate change might already be affecting production in New Zealandís marine farms, scientists say.

Why it's a tough job to get Paris pact over the line

Jo Tyndall

15 Aug 16 - Getting the Paris Agreement on climate change into force this year is technically possible, but getting across the emissions threshold will be hard, says a New Zealander at the heart of the process.

Keep us out of the ETS, pleads steel industry

12 Aug 16 - New Zealand Steel wants the steel industry excluded from the Emissions Trading Scheme, saying that rising carbon prices are putting the industry at risk.

Carbon-farming case lawyer under investigation

David Cunliffe

11 Aug 16 - A lawyer who advised a carbon-farming company that was later prosecuted by the Overseas Investment Office is under investigation over the affair.

Anxious farmers keen to keep carbon subsidies

10 Aug 16 - Farmers Ė already exempt from liability for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions from their businesses Ė urged the Government to keep other subsidies in place to further protect them from carbon...

Nation needs emissions targets, says banker

9 Aug 16 - New Zealand should be setting annual emissions targets, says Westpac

Bennett: We can look after the Pacific

9 Aug 16 - The climate change minister says New Zealandís post-2020 emissions reduction target is sufficient to help to protect Pacific nations from the impacts of climate change.

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