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CARBON FORESTS: First, prove there's a problem, says Parker

Friday - Details of the Government’s response to concerns about farmland being converted to carbon forests are starting to emerge.


Friday - SPOT NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35.20 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.05.


Friday - Ten years ago, former mining engineer Greg Combet had just become Australia’s climate minister – and was assuring the coal industry of its place in Australia’s future.


Friday - Entries for the in the Sustainable Business Awards close tomorrow.

High carbon prices threaten NZ's low-carbon drive, say miners

Thursday - Record-high carbon prices risk driving away the very companies New Zealand needs in its push to decarbonise the economy, the minerals sector says.


Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35.20 offered on CommTrade this morning after last fixing at $35.


Thursday - Ten years ago, a group of New Zealand chief executives was talking to former World Bank chief economist Lord Nicholas Stern about how this country could lead the world in low-carbon technology.


Thursday - Saturday is the last day for entries for the new resilience-in-a-crisis category in the Sustainable Business Awards.

Carbon hits a new high and looks set to go higher

Wednesday - New Zealand carbon prices have broken through the $35 expected to act as a price cap and are being tipped to go higher.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.60 bid and $35.20 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, HBSC was predicting that by 2020, electric vehicles would be a bigger global market than renewable energy.


Wednesday - Treasury will release the Pre-Election Fiscal Update, aka the Prefu, today.

Govt confirms mandatory climate-risk reporting regime

Tuesday - New Zealand’s largest financial institutions and companies will be the first in the world to face mandatory disclosure of their climate risks.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.20 bid and $34.75 offered on CommTrade this morning after last fixing at $34.50.

OPINION: Now is the time for businesses to step up

Tuesday - While covid-19 wreaks havoc on economies, industries and businesses around the world, some challenges are equally as urgent and potentially as devastating.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, forest owners, worried about their own future carbon liabilities come harvest time, were sitting on their carbon credits, saying an NZU spot price of $19 was not enough to tempt them.


Tuesday - Tomorrow is Prefu day – the day Treasury releases the Pre-Election Fiscal Update.

Carbon forests 'buying our way out of sin', says Simpson

14 Sep 20 - Using carbon credits to meet New Zealand’s emissions reduction target is like trying to buy your way out of sin, says National’s climate spokesperson Scott Simpson.


14 Sep 20 - Ten years ago, LanzaTech – then a New Zealand company – had signed a deal with one of China’s largest coal producers to make fuels and chemicals from waste.

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