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Norway commits to zero deforestation

Tuesday - Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation.

Forests to cover 25% of China in eco project

Tuesday - Nearly one quarter of China will be covered in forest by 2020 if the country implements its "eco-civilization" project.

More work still needed on ETS, say foresters

Brian Stanley

Monday - Phasing out the one-for-two carbon subsidy is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to get the Emissions Trading Scheme working - including bringing agriculture in - says the Wood Council.

Wary forest investors watch climbing carbon price

Peter Weir

6 May 16 - Gun-shy forest investors are watching with interest as carbon creeps up to the magic $15 mark, but they’ll need at least another $3 a tonne to make up for the political risk of investing in carbon forestry, the industry says.

Purse strings now open for forest planting

28 Apr 16 - Applications for the second round of the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme are open.

Foresters welcome call for more tree-planting

Glen Mackie

26 Apr 16 - Forest owners are welcoming a report recommending doubling the area of planted forest in New Zealand.

NZ court fines Australian carbon farmer

21 Apr 16 - An Australian carbon farming company that used a New Zealander to buy land has been fined $40,000.

Why carbon price is key to forestry worth billions

15 Apr 16 - Carbon prices will need to hit $35 a tonne by 2017 or forest owners will quit the Emissions Trading Scheme, leaving New Zealand unable to meet its emissions reductions targets, an expert is warning.

Norway fund drops deforestation firms

15 Apr 16 - Norway’s $700 billion sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, has dropped 11 companies for their connections to deforestation.

WHAT A WASTE! Native forests key to cutting carbon

Dr Neil Mitchell

1 Apr 16 - New Zealand is paying a high cost in carbon for neglecting its native forests, says a carbon sequestration expert.

Minister's reminder: Trees are really, really important

21 Mar 16 - Forests play a vital role in the economy and the environment, the Government is reminding New Zealanders.

Welcome aboard, iwi adviser tells Air New Zealand

Chris Karamea-Insley

18 Mar 16 - Air New Zealand should not be the only company looking to work with iwi to generate carbon offsets, a consultant says.

Processors in ETS could pose problem, says industry

Jon Tanner

14 Mar 16 - Bringing wood processors into the Emissions Trading Scheme could damage other carbon-reducing initiatives, such as biofuel development, the industry says.

Study to look at alternatives to radiata pine

14 Mar 16 - A new research programme will help to calculate the carbon-storing potential of alternative wood crops.

Foresters laud Landcorp's change of mind

8 Mar 16 - Landcorp’s decision to go forestry instead of dairy on land in the central North Island is a sign that some landowners are starting to question the viability of dairy conversions, the Forest Owners’...

Wood processors could get the nod with ETS changes

4 Mar 16 - Wood processors could come into the Emissions Trading Scheme under changes being suggested by the Government.

OIO-action company sells NZ carbon assets

3 Mar 16 - An Australian company being prosecuted by the Overseas Investment Office has sold its New Zealand carbon assets.

Angry foresters want end to 1:2 subsidy

23 Feb 16 - Forest owners want the one-for-two subsidy gone – and are angry that the Government is likely to give heavy emitters extra free credits to cushion the blow.

Planting rate drops by a million seedlings

15 Feb 16 - Latest Government figures show that planting rates of exotic forests last year were even lower than they were in 2014, when nurseries destroyed hundreds of thousands of seedlings because foresters...

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