Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market

Policy Development

The New Zealand Government web site explaining the NZETS and latest developments is at

ClimCom in the hotseat over cost models

Thursday - The Climate Change Commissionís failure to release all aspects of the models underlying its draft budget dominated Parliamentís Environment Committee this morning.

Don't get this wrong, Contact tells Government

24 Feb 21 - A major emitter wants the countryís first carbon auction delayed, warning that a botched auction could leave the market scrambling for credits.

ClimCom extends submission deadline

24 Feb 21 - The deadline for submissions on the Climate Change Commissionís draft recommendations is being extended.

Ardern takes charge on climate change

12 Feb 21 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a special ministerial group that will oversee New Zealandís climate change response.

New climate adaptation law a goer, say Parker

10 Feb 21 - The Government says it will act on the Randerson Reportís recommendation to establish a Climate Change Adaptation Act.

Finance minister says we will 'build back better'

9 Feb 21 - Cutting carbon emissions will be at the forefront of this yearís Budget, the finance minister says.

Technical reserve law before Parliament

5 Feb 21 - A law change to stop carbon credits being sold in Government auctions at well below secondary-market prices has made it into Parliament.

UPDATE: Climate commission's proposals for the ETS

31 Jan 21 - Price controls in New Zealandís new carbon-auctioning regime could rise sharply next year if the Government acts on draft recommendations from the Climate Change Commission.

NEWS FLASH: NZ will increase its Paris target

31 Jan 21 - New Zealand will increase its 2030 emissions reduction target, the Government has just announced.

Govt reverses decision on technical reserve

21 Dec 20 - The first Government auction of carbon credits, scheduled for March 17, will take place with a technical reserve price in place after all.

WELLINGTON: Give us carbon credits for our wetlands

10 Dec 20 - A second regional authority is calling for non-forestry carbon sequestration like wetland restoration to earn carbon credits.

PLANET IN PERIL: Why we must change our financial system

4 Nov 20 - New Zealand can have a sustainable financial system by 2030, driving environmental, social and economic prosperity, a panel of public and private-sector heavyweights says.

ORR: Pacific adaptability a lesson for the world

29 Oct 20 - Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr is invoking his own Pacific heritage in a new call for collective action on climate change.

Our greenhouse gas emissions are being pushed by growth

15 Oct 20 - Economic growth is driving New Zealandís rising greenhouse gas emissions, a new report confirms.

Govt confirms mandatory climate-risk reporting regime

15 Sep 20 - New Zealandís largest financial institutions and companies will be the first in the world to face mandatory disclosure of their climate risks.

Biochar golden opportunity for New Zealand, says expert

9 Sep 20 - New Zealand is squandering opportunities to use carbon sequestered under the Emissions Trading Scheme to improve soils, says bioeconomy consultant Dr Michael Lakeman.

If business must disclose carbon debt, then so should we, says Shaw

8 Sep 20 - The Government is trying to find a way to calculate the cost of the countryís likely carbon debt Ė and is considering using revenue from the Emissions Trading Scheme to buy international carbon...

Compulsory climate-risk reporting rules out soon, says minister

4 Sep 20 - The Governmentís plans for mandatory disclosure of companiesí climate-change risk should be unveiled before the election.

National climate pledges must be increased well before COP, Guterres tells nations

Antonio Guterres

31 Aug 20 - United Nations Secretary-General Antůnio Guterres has repeated calls for countries to increase their 2030 emissions reduction targets Ė and to do it soon.

More in the Policy Development Archive


Latest announcements: file yours†to

Recognising forestry's highest achievers

5 Oct 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has announced the winners...

Fonterra should be ashamed of causing coal mine expansion, says Cana

29 Sep 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - Bathurst Resource°Įs planned extension of its Canterbury coal...

Coal activists' target misplaced - Straterra

29 Sep 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - Activists blocking a Canterbury coal mine over a proposed...

Wood fibres report welcomed

2 Sep 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - The Wood Fibre Futures report is a welcome addition to our...

Fuel-cell trucks here next year

1 Sep 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - New Zealandís Hiringa Energy and United States-based HYZON...

China will have more than 25% of global offshore wind power capacity by 2030

27 Aug 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - GLOBAL DATA: The global offshore wind segment is likely to grow...

Big penalty for environmental pollution

27 Aug 20 - An Auckland Council prosecution has seen a golf resort fined $86,000 for...

Funding welcome for recycling plant upgrades

26 Aug 20 - Local Government New Zealand has today welcomed the stimulus funding to upgrade...

More News Direct

RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
Policy Development RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this section only.