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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.

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.

New forestry rules will adopt 'averaging' system

28 Mar 19 - New Zealand will adopt an “averaging” system of carbon accounting for forests, meaning owners will no longer have to measure and report on the amount of carbon being stored or face a carbon liability...

Second iwi wants inclusion of older forests

1 Feb 19 - Another major iwi is pushing for tradable carbon credits for a much wider range of forests – and says dairy farmers should be liable for emissions from their businesses.

Government releases new forestry rules

20 Dec 18 - The Government has released further details of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules.

Forestry boom turns Ireland into an ecological dead zone

12 Oct 18 - Sponsored conifer plantations now cover hundreds of hectares of what once was rich farmland in Ireland, smothering the landscape and driving out endangered wildlife.

New forestry rules will boost planting, says Govt

11 Sep 18 - Changing forrestry accounting rules under the Emissions Trading Scheme is expected to lead to the planting of 102 million trees in new forests by 2030.


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