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Wednesday - Ten years ago, Australia’s Gillard Government appointed scientist Professor Tim Flannery head of a national independent climate commission. Two years later, the entire commission was sacked by the Abbott Government.

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand farmers were using Australia’s decision to keep agricultural emissions out of its carbon-pricing regime as an argument to do the same here.

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Monday - Ten years ago, American investors were starting to ask hard questions about fossil-fuel firms’ exposure to climate risk.

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Friday - Ten years ago, the Government was refusing to say how many free carbon credits were being given to the country’s largest emitters.

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18 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, Parliament discovered that plans by State-owned coal company Solid Energy to mind lignite in Southland could add up to 20 million tonnes a year to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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17 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, Australia’s official climate change adviser, Professor Ross Garnaut, was optimistic that technology would help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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16 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, the Government was under fire over its decision to cut spending on public transport to free up money for motorways.


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15 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, Australian climate minister Greg Combet was warning his country that emissions would rise without “decisive” action.

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12 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, the Green Party was accusing the National Government of using tricky accounting to disguise the fact New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions would be higher in 2050 than they were in...

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11 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, the man who won the right for forest owners to claim carbon credits was about to start planting his own carbon forest.

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10 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, Prince Charles was calling on governments and business to work together to make the global economy more resilient to climate shock.

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9 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, Climate Minister Nick Smith was saying that New Zealand’s goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 showed the country was willing to do its fair share to tackle climate change.

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5 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, business was describing the Government’s establishment of a Green Growth Advisory Group as “vanilla”.

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4 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, former Cabinet minister and Electricity Commission chair David Caygill and his team were getting down to business on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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3 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, climate scientist Dr James Renwick was telling policymakers and businesses to view wild weather in Australia as a sign of what was to come.

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2 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, foresters’ interest in the carbon markets was picking up.

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29 Jan 21 - Ten years ago, the New Zealand carbon market was theoretically in backwardation – a situation where futures are trading at lower prices than the current price.

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28 Jan 21 - Ten years ago, the Government was issuing the first tranche of carbon credits to the owners of pre-1990 forests, and two Northland iwi were the biggest recipients.

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27 Jan 21 - Ten years ago, Federated Farmers was asking Climate Minister Nick Smith to put his promise to keep agricultural out of the Emissions Trading Scheme in writing.


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