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Businesses demand action, says UN climate chief

Tuesday - Businesses are demanding the development of international carbon markets as the world battles a climate emergency, negotiators have heard overnight.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Australian mining companies – some operating in New Zealand – were under fire over attempts to scuttle the Rudd Government’s plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $22.95 bid and $23.70 offered this morning, after last fixing at $23.25.

Global carbon markets in the spotlight

Monday - Rules governing the development of international carbon markets will be top of the agenda at international climate talks this week.

Nats vow to fight farm emissions moves

Simon Bridges

Monday - The National Party says it will continue to oppose bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.


David Carter

Monday - Ten years ago, the Government didn’t want to talk about the potential for forest owners to sell credits overseas.


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $22.80 bid and $23.70 offered this morning, after last fixing at $23.15.

It's your job to care for the world, directors hear

Friday - Directors should bear as much personal responsibility for the environmental damage their companies cause as they now do for the health and safety of their workers, the Government has been told.

Troubled gas supply means jump in coal emissions

Friday - The repeated shut-down of the country’s largest gas field for maintenance has led to a surge in greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning.


Friday - Ten years ago, Canada announced it would establish a federal carbon market.

Fossil fuels ban helping, says energy innovator

Stu Innes

Thursday - New Zealand's partial ban on new oil and gas exploration is driving the electricity market away from gas and towards renewables, says an energy market innovator.

UK likes our way with international credits

Lord Deben

Thursday - Britain is following New Zealand's lead in saying it will probably use international carbon markets in its drive to carbon neutrality - despite the advice of its own experts.


Thursday - Ten years ago, one of the world’s largest carbon traders decided it would set up shop in New Zealand after all.

Auckland lays out plan to combat climate crisis

12 Jun 19 - Auckland Council has unveiled a plan it says will prepare the city to cope with the impacts of climate change and cut its emissions.

Defence budget puts climate front and centre

12 Jun 19 - New Zealand’s defence forces will struggle to deal with climate-related security threats if they don’t make climate change a priority, officials say.


12 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, a Japanese bank bought New Zealand AAUs in what was the world’s first international trade in Kyoto Protocol forestry units.

Emissions pricing not working, says World Bank

11 Jun 19 - Just one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are at prices likely to drive the emissions cuts needed to preserve life as we know it, the World Bank says.


11 Jun 19 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.20 bid and $24.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.30.


11 Jun 19 - Ten years ago, experts were saying that a quarter of the world’s fossil-fuel emissions could be offset by changing the way we farm.

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