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Farmers win right to set own pricing scheme

Today 9:30am - The agricultural sector has been given the go-ahead to develop its own carbon pricing scheme – but if it fails, it will come into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Changes go before Parliament today

Today 9:30am - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be introduced to Parliament today.

NZ First talks big changes for agriculture

Monday - New Zealand First is talking “sustainable transition” for the agricultural sector as the country waits for the zero-carbon bill to come back into Parliament.

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK ...

Monday - Does the zero-carbon bill have cross-party support or not? The Environment Select Committee is due to tell Parliament today what changes it wants made to the Climate Change Response (Zero-Carbon) Amendment Bill – if MPs from opposite sides of the House can agree.

It's official, our marine world is a mess

17 Oct 19 - Climate change and ocean acidification are piling pressure on a marine system already stressed by the impacts of human activities, the latest official state-of-the-environment report says.

Green investment fund defends slow start

17 Oct 19 - The Government’s Green Investment Finance fund says it is working on “a number of opportunities” for investment.

NZ joins finance ministers' climate group

16 Oct 19 - Finance minister Grant Robertson is joining the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.


Unions put case for 'just transition'

15 Oct 19 - Unions want reform of the tax system and redundancy payments for all laid-off workers as part of a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy.

HEY, JUDE: That's dangerous talk, say 'fanatics'

Judith Collins

15 Oct 19 - National MP Judith Collins’ dismissal of the need for urgent action on climate change is being called ill-informed, dangerous and just plain wrong.

Fanatics overstating climate case, says Collins

14 Oct 19 - 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.

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.

NZ scientists use algae to improve Japanese cars

Dr Tom Wheeler and karengo.

3 Oct 19 - New Zealand scientists are working with the Japanese motor industry to find a low-carbon replacement for fuels, plastics and a host of other substances.

Carbon connection missing from trade moves

David Parker

2 Oct 19 - Carbon trading and tariffs on goods not subject to carbon pricing are not part of a New Zealand-led climate trade agreement.

Climate fears threaten tourism billions, says report

1 Oct 19 - Public fears about climate change threaten New Zealand’s $39-billion-a-year tourism revenue, a new report warns.

Ardern sets up climate-change trade deal

26 Sep 19 - New Zealand is one of five countries bringing climate change into a trade deal.

Emissions spotlight on land use and transport

25 Sep 19 - The committee of experts advising the Government on emissions budgeting has its sights set on our two biggest climate-polluting sectors – land use and transport.

ARDERN'S GLOBAL INVITE: Let's trade strengths

24 Sep 19 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told the world New Zealand wants climate change included in trade deals and global co-operation on carbon pricing.

Smarts and skills keys to the future, says Govt

23 Sep 19 - Deeper pools of capital, a smart, skilled and motivated workforce and plentiful clean energy are behind the Government’s plans for the future of the economy.


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