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Norway hikes cash for rainforests, seeking corporate help to slow losses

Thursday - Norway is doubling the price it guarantees developing nations to keep their tropical forests standing, in a step to slow catastrophic losses and encourage big companies to invest far more in nature to combat climate change.

Carbon farming makes space for native forests

23 Nov 20 - One of New Zealand biggest carbon farmers say New Zealand can have its carbon cake and eat it too.

Climate crisis finds ample answers in world’s trees

18 Nov 20 - The great climate change challenge should consider the world’s trees.

Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

23 Oct 20 - Forests are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate is currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts say.

Biorefinery boost to forestry

9 Oct 20 - A venture pushing to develop a $160 million biorefinery near Gisborne believes the project can help fill a long-standing gap in the country’s forestry research sector.

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

18 Sep 20 - Details of the Government’s response to concerns about farmland being converted to carbon forests are starting to emerge.

Restoring forests can reduce greenhouse gases

24 Aug 20 - There is one straightforward way to reduce greenhouse gases: by taking better care of the world’s natural forests.


OPINION: NZ pellet industry is clean

16 Jul 20 - Bioenergy Association chief executive Brian Cox responds to claims that burning wood pellets is bad for the environment.

We'll need more building wood, say growers

Phil Taylor

7 Jul 20 - A push to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector will inevitably lead to more wood in buildings, forest owners say.

No carbon-zero without new forests

Grant Dodson

23 Jun 20 - Government suggestions that it will limit forestry conversions to 40,000 hectares a year could prevent the country being carbon-neutral by 2050, forest owners says.

Forest owners want tax on burning of coal

27 Feb 20 - Forest owners are calling for a $200-a-tonne tax on the burning of coal and the implementation of the Government’s promised “wood-first” policy.

AI to monitor deforestation

5 Feb 20 - Artificial intelligence is being used to measure forest – and carbon – loss in New Zealand.

Give us a choice, foresters tell Parliament

4 Feb 20 - The owners of forests already in the Emissions Trading Scheme should be able to choose whether to switch to a new form of carbon accounting, MPs have heard.

Foresters query claims over dairy land sales

4 Nov 19 - Forest owners are challenging claims that vast areas of productive farmland are being turned into carbon forests by foreign investors.

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions

13 Sep 19 - The wood industry is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions, according to a pioneering study.

Govt expects $7b windfall from new forestry rules

11 Sep 19 - The move to new forestry carbon accounting rules will earn the Government $7 billion over the next 30 years.

It's time to file post-89 forestry returns

28 Jun 19 - Carbon forestry returns for post-1989 are due this weekend – and officials are urging people to get them right.

App tracks deforestation - as it happens

14 Jun 19 - A new website allows companies to track deforestation in their supply chains as it happens, with campaigners urging more effort to stop it.

‘Forest restoration’ puts climate targets at risk

11 Apr 19 - Implementing current pledges of forest restoration under the Bonn Challenge will mean the 1.5deg climate goal is still missed, a new analysis says.


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