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Most Kiwis happy with our climate-change stand

Today 12:00pm - The majority of New Zealanders are satisfied with the Government’s climate-change programme, new research suggests.

Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Shane Jones

Monday - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister Shane Jones is warning.

OPINION: Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil

Thursday - By ERIK MEIJAARD | Born in the Netherlands and brought up in Germany, it wasn’t until I was 21 that I met my first coconut.

Government backs regenerative farming

8 Jul 20 - The Government has unveiled a plan for the primary sector that includes a substantial switch to regenerative agriculture.

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.

Livestock under pressure for nitrogen pollution

7 Jul 20 - The livestock sector is being singled out in new research for hugely increasing global nitrogen pollution.

Feds telling their members they can’t sell land for forestry

6 Jul 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - FOREST OWNERS ASSOCIATION - The Forest Owners Association is startled that the new Federated Farmers Meat and Wool Chair is asking the government to restrict the right of farmer members to plant trees or sell their land for forestry.


Let's feed the people first, say ag leaders

2 Jul 20 - Agricultural industry leaders say they need to feed New Zealanders before the rest of the world.

Ministers advance with shovels at the ready

Shane Jones

1 Jul 20 - Infrastructure minister Shane Jones says New Zealand should be focusing its climate-change action on preparing for the impacts of a warming climate.

Parker whips home third leg of climate trifecta

26 Jun 20 - The third leg of the Government’s climate change legislation trifecta came home this week.

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.

Lobby group has work for $2b from ETS

22 Jun 20 - A powerful public-private lobby group – including the head of the Ministry for the Environment – wants money generated by the Emissions Trading Scheme put into a $2 billion fund to help companies to...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

22 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand scientists were hopeful that “switching on” a gene in white clover would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals.

Hands off our footprint, says Fonterra

Carolyn Mortland

18 Jun 20 - A report on the global dairy industry hugely overstates Fonterra’s carbon footprint, the New Zealand co-operative says.

Parliament does major job on ETS

17 Jun 20 - Parliament has passed major changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, bringing agricultural emissions into the scheme and, for the first time, setting a cap on emissions.

New consent panels to OK fast-track jobs

17 Jun 20 - The Climate Change Commission will be consulted about projects being fast-tracked through resource consent as part of the covic-19 pandemic economic recovery.

NZ must rein in Fonterra, says US watchdog

16 Jun 20 - Fonterra is among 13 global dairy companies criticised for continuing to increase greenhouse gas emissions despite their climate damage.

Unilever lines up $2 billion to go low-carbon

16 Jun 20 - Climate Leaders’ Coalition member Unilever says it will spend nearly $2 billion globally over the next decade on low-carbon projects ranging from regenerative agriculture to carbon sequestration.

EDITORIAL: Into the red

15 Jun 20 - By ADELIA HALLETT | A rapid rise in the price of carbon could leave some of us facing winter without fresh tomatoes. But that’s as it should be.


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