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Tim Groser

Government launches review of ETS

Tuesday - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is under way.

Agriculture fails to make the cut

Tuesday - Agriculture - responsible for nearly half New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions - is not part of the Government’s just-announced review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Groser hints at boost for carbon prices

Tim Groser

Monday - The Government has given the clearest signal yet that it intends to push carbon prices up as part of a package to meet the expected $30 billion cost of New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

Business speaks out: There's no other choice

16 Nov 15 - Business has a clear plan for how it will lead on climate change over the next five years, according to the Sustainable Business Council.

OFFICIALS: Why we need to halve our emissions

9 Nov 15 - New Zealanders need to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to do their fair share – and that’s on 1990 levels, not the Government’s new favourite baseline of 2005 - officials say.

Get the waka back on course, says Maori expert

Chris Karamea Insley

9 Nov 15 - Environmental protection, hard-hitting policies on climate change, and a carbon price floor should all be part of a drive to rebuild the economy, a Maori economic development consultant says.

Time running out on ETS review promises

Tim Groser

9 Nov 15 - Parliament might have just a month of work left on its schedule for the year, but there’s still no sign of the promised Emissions Trading Scheme review.

TPPA acknowledges carbon emissions

9 Nov 15 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement envisages countries working together to build a low-carbon economy.

Why we need a world agreement on agri emissions

2 Nov 15 - Pushing for a global agreement on agricultural emissions could benefit the climate and trade, says one of our leading climate scientists.

Higher carbon prices the key, says new book

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs higher carbon prices, says the author of a handbook on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Businesses want more done, says survey

Penny Nelson

27 Oct 15 - Businesses support carbon pricing, want New Zealand to take a more ambitious stand on climate change, and fear the country is in danger of losing its clean-green reputation, a new survey shows.

EDITORIAL: The times they are a-changin' ... quickly

27 Oct 15 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- There’s been a sea change in climate change. While some far-sighted New Zealand businesses have been planning for a carbon-constrained economy for some time, the rest of...

Business boss believes voters can force action

Kim Campbell

27 Oct 15 - The current government won’t act on climate change until voters make it, says Northern Employers and Manufacturers’ Association chief Kim Campbell.

Groser confirms ETS review this year

Tim Groser

21 Oct 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review will start this year, Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has confirmed.

'Bottom-up' agreement possible in Paris

21 Oct 15 - International climate change negotiations in Paris are likely to produce a “bottom-up” agreement that will isn’t binding but will hold countries accountable for their actions, Climate Change Minister...

Business needs to take a stand

Adrian Macey

21 Oct 15 - Business needs to take a clear stand on carbon pricing, says former Climate Change Ambassador Dr Adrian Macey.

New pest threat will cost millions

Lou Sanson

21 Oct 15 - New Zealand faces another multi-million dollar fight to control pests in the South Island beech forests as the impacts of climate change start to bite.

Papers suggest what's on the table at ETS review

19 Oct 15 - Agricultural emissions, the one-for-two surrender subsidy, and the $25 price cap are likely to be on the table in the Emissions Trading Scheme review this year, according to confidential Government...

Email to English: Emissions cut target looks bad

Bill English

19 Oct 15 - The Government knew that New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target didn’t look good compared with those of other developed countries when using the standard 1990 baseline, an internal email...

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