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POLITICS: Roll out the big guns

Today 11:00am - The Government’s climate programme is under double-fire this week.


Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, the National Government gave the first indication that it was likely to keep the agricultural sector out of the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Today 11:00am - Tomorrow and Monday are public holidays in New Zealand. Carbon News will be published again on Tuesday.

All companies should have to disclose, says NZX

Wednesday - NZX says every business should have to disclose its climate-risk exposure.

Hamilton wants covid cash for raft of projects

Wednesday - Hamilton is going after a $1.5 billion share of the Government’s covid-19 recovery package with a suite of environmental projects.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, scientists and officials from 30 countries meeting in Wellington were about to launch the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.


Wednesday - The release of the official update on the state of the country’s fresh water scheduled for today has been pushed back because of the covid-19 pandemic.

Govt: Transport spending must cut emissions

Tuesday - Decisions about transport infrastructure must line up with the Paris Agreement – and that means people living and working in the same area and almost zero emissions from vehicles, the Government says.

Submissions reveal support for disclosure

Tuesday - Plans to make companies disclose their climate risk have widespread support, if submissions are anything to go by.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $23.50 bid and $24.50 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $24.25.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, a voluntary carbon registry founded by NZX was named the environmental initiative of the year.


Tuesday - Submissions on the rules governing the outdoor storage of tyres close tomorrow.

Taxing oil and gas fields could work, says Upton

Simon Upton

Monday - Taxing oil and gas exploration and strengthening the Emissions Trading Scheme could be more effective ways of cutting greenhouse gas emissions than banning exploration, the Parliamentary Commissioner...

Todd wins sole exploration permit

Monday - Todd Corporation, the country’s largest privately owned energy company, has won the country’s only new licence to explore for oil and gas.


Monday - Ten years ago, commercial fishers facing fuel-price rises because of the Emissions Trading Scheme were furious the Government was paying compensation to quota holders instead of them.


Monday - Parliament’s Environment Select Committee meets online today and on Thursday to hear submissions on the Urban Development Bill.

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Monday - New Zealand is under a state of emergency, with all non-essential movement and contact banned.

POLITICS: We're on a climate knife-edge

3 Apr 20 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Is the covid-19 pandemic going to be a repeat of the Global Financial Crisis in terms of climate change? It could go either way.

EDS (and more) welcomes moves on emissions

3 Apr 20 - Moves to make local councils consider greenhouse gas emissions in resource consents would have thrilled climate activist and former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, says Environmental...

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