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Ardern has faith in farmers to do the job

Today 9:00am - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agrees with farmers that greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture should be managed at a farm level.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 9:00am - Ten years ago, doctors were warning that a “weak” response to the climate crisis would be catastrophic for public health.

Govt puts faith (and $10m) into smart cows

Tuesday - The Government is putting $10 million into breeding cows that produce more milk and fewer greenhouse gases and can withstand heat.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, associate climate minister Tim Groser, bound for climate talks in New York, was optimistic the rest of the world was starting to “get” New Zealand’s argument that something would have to be done about agricultural emissions and that harvestable forests can be used to offset emissions.

OUR ETS: What goes around, comes around

Monday - New Zealand had the opportunity a decade ago to adopt the type of agricultural emissions pricing regime for which farmers are now fighting.

Go-it-alone farmers up pressure on politicians

Monday - The farming industry is upping pressure on the Government for its own emissions-pricing regime.

Farming is losing ground, says Sir Lockwood

Sir Lockwood Smith

Friday - New Zealand agriculture can be carbon-neutral but it is slipping behind developments in Ireland, former Speaker, UK ambassador and agricultural scientist Sir Lockwood Smith says.


Welcome to Welly ... the Paris of the southern hemisphere

Friday - Wellington is the new Paris of the South, according to the latest cities’ liveability index.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, the National Government announced a deal with the Maori Party that led to the gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Let new commission be the arbiter, says Upton

Thursday - ANYTHING in the zero-carbon bill that MPs can’t agree on should be referred to the new climate commission, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton has told MPs.

Electricity planning is vital, politicians hear

Thursday - Extra demand for electricity as the country’s economy decarbonises needs to be co-ordinated if the system is to cope, MPs have heard.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a carbon tax to “save the human race” from global warming.

Govt expects $7b windfall from new forestry rules

11 Sep 19 - The move to new forestry carbon accounting rules will earn the Government $7 billion over the next 30 years.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

11 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand businesses were being advised not to get caught without enough carbon credits to cover unexpected events, like extra sales.

Big Hydro might sidestep new water rules

10 Sep 19 - Because of climate change, the country’s six largest hydro power schemes should be exempt from rules requiring minimum water levels in rivers, the Government says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

10 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, cities were being touted as a major way to store carbon.

Cabinet refuses to show ETS farming papers

9 Sep 19 - The Government is refusing to release six documents relating to farming and the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Green taxes make business sense, says study

9 Sep 19 - Environmental taxes such as carbon pricing don’t necessarily slow economic development, researchers say.

OPINION: New Zealand is one of a kind

9 Sep 19 - New Zealand climate scientist Professor Jim Salinger and United States meteorologist Professor Jose D Fuentes explain why they’ve told the Government to be much harder on methane emissions than it is...


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