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Farmers and foresters are taking to the streets

Monday - Tensions between farmers and foresters over land acquisitions are about to be played out on the streets of Wellington.

Fanatics overstating climate case, says Collins

Monday - National Party MP Judith Collins says the risks of letting global heating go beyond 1.5deg above pre-Industrial levels are being overstated by an “increasingly fanatical” green lobby.


Monday - Ten years ago, the ability to sell New Zealand forestry units overseas was threatened by a possible linking of the Emissions Trading Scheme with one proposed for Australia.


Monday - The Environment Select Committee has just a week left to finalise its report to Parliament on the zero-carbon bill.

Beware of a populist backlash, unions warn

Richard Wagstaff

Friday - New Zealand risks a Brexit-style populist backlash if it mishandles decarbonisation of the economy, unions are warning.

History shows we can handle it, says CCC chief

Dr Rod Carr

Friday - Cutting carbon out of the economy should not cause the “collateral damage” seen in New Zealand’s other economic transformations, says the first head of the Climate Change Commission.


Friday - Ten years ago, Australia’s largest sharemarket, the ASX, was moving into carbon.

ARDERN: Consensus fine, but we need to move on

Jacinda Ardern

Thursday - The Government will not pay any price to get cross-party support on its climate legislation, the Prime Minister says.

Stand by for a doubling of the carbon price

Nigel Brunel

Thursday - The price of spot carbon in New Zealand could double over the next five years.

SOLO ACT: Amy tells it like it is

Amy Blowers

Thursday - Yesterday, a 29-year-old Auckland music teacher who has been an activist for only a few short weeks, screwed up her courage and told some of the country’s biggest businesses they’re not doing enough...


Thursday - Ten years ago, officials were predicting the National Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost the country $500 million.

Higher carbon prices vital, says ETS expert

Catherine Leining

Wednesday - Rising carbon prices are critical to getting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emission down, business leaders have been told.

Insurers issue warning to local councils

Wednesday - Local councils that fail to properly assess and prepare for climate change risk legal action from insurance companies, an industry executive says.

National wants in on the ETS act

Scott Simpson

Wednesday - If the Government wants cross-party consensus on climate legislation it should put up legislation the Opposition can support, National’s climate spokesperson says.

How Chia Sisters took their business green

Florence van Dyke

Wednesday - Student climate activist Florence van Dyke has taken the fight to a new arena – business. And it’s working.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, the National Government said it had done a deal with the Maori Party for support on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme without doing any costings.

Banking academic to head climate commission

Dr Rod Carr

8 Oct 19 - Former Reserve Bank chair Dr Rod Carr will head the Climate Change Commission.

Govt poised to reveal farm emissions decision

8 Oct 19 - An announcement on how the agricultural sector will be charged for greenhouse gas emissions is imminent, the Government says.


8 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, State-owned forestry research institute Scion was excited about the potential for New Zealand’s forests to give the country energy-independence and a bioplastics industry.

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