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Sir Alan Mark ... leading the charge.

Financial pain ahead, warn climate-conscious Kiwis

Monday - Eminent New Zealanders who fear the country is on track for a climate change-induced financial crisis take their case to Parliament this week.

Forget the courts, we must get to the politicians

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... we're in a dire position.

Monday - A court case ordering the Dutch Government to slash greenhouse gas emissions is ground breaking Ė but unlikely to be replicated in New Zealand.

Submissions numbers baffle Beehive

Monday - It is unclear just how many submissions the Government has received on New Zealand's post-2020 emissions reduction target.

ETS review remains on slow boil

Monday - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is unlikely to start any time soon.

We must act now to save farming industry, says expert

Dr Charles Merfield ... the shift has started.

22 Jun 15 - Billions of dollars worth of research and on-farm advisers are needed to prepare the New Zealand farming sector for the massive shift to sustainable agriculture, an expert is warning.

Frustrated local farm adviser heads overseas

Nicole Masters ... building soil health.

22 Jun 15 - An agricultural adviser whose clients are slashing inputs while maintaining production is shifting her business overseas in frustration at a lack of progress in New Zealand.

Busy May sees register handle 42m credits

22 Jun 15 - Forty-two million carbon credits changed hands in New Zealand last month, as emitters finalised their 2014 returns.


Business lobby presses for realistic 'carbon pathway'

John Carnegie ... not in NZ's best interests.

15 Jun 15 - Buying carbon credits to meet New Zealandís emissions reduction target is not sustainable, business is warning.

EcoStore pioneer is still setting the pace after 20 years

Malcolm Rands ... new normal.

15 Jun 15 - When he started, people thought EcoStore founder Malcolm Rands was mad for tying his business up in tight ethical standards.

Leadership is what we need, say scientists

8 Jun 15 - New Zealand lacks the leadership to achieve the 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions it needs to make by 2030, the countryís top scientists are warning.

10,000 have their say on carbon emissions

8 Jun 15 - The Government has received more than 10,000 submissions on New Zealandís post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Stranded assets not for us, declares minister

Bill English ... no advice.

8 Jun 15 - Stranded fossil fuel assets are not a risk for New Zealand, the Government says.

Drop free carbon credits, says environment chief

Dr Jan Wright ... economic opportunites.

8 Jun 15 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment wants the Government to stop giving free carbon credits to high-intensity trade-exposed emitters, who, she says, could still be paying for just 5...

Lobby group wants think tank to set emissions target

Gary Taylor ... intelligent approach.

8 Jun 15 - An environmental lobby group is calling for a cross-sector working group on New Zealandís post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Climate targets not a cost, says bioenergy bloc

8 Jun 15 - The Government should see its climate change targets as an opportunity for New Zealand business and the economy, not a cost, the BioEnergy Association says.

Treasury tells Government how to cut emissions

2 Jun 15 - Treasury has told the Government that if it wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it should introduce a carbon price floor, get rid of the two-for-one provisions or cut the number of free carbon...

We're handing big emitters $160m in free credits

2 Jun 15 - Taxpayers will give $160 million worth of free carbon credits to heavy emitters this year.

Our businesses don't get it, says new Greens leader

James Shaw ... enormous potential.

2 Jun 15 - Too many New Zealand companies just donít get sustainable business, says the new Green Party co-leader.

Budget holds hint of carbon credit auctions

25 May 15 - The Government is developing the architecture to auction carbon credits.


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