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National MPs chew over zero carbon bill

Tuesday - National Party MPs are meeting this morning to decide whether they will support the Government’s zero carbon bill.

Pricing delay carries risks, says ETS expert

Catherine Leining

Friday - The Government is exposing the country to significant risk by delaying changes to the carbon pricing regime, says one of the architects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

METHANE MOVES: Give poos a chance

Brian Cox

15 May 19 - Technologies like turning human waste into electricity could meet a large chunk of the Government's 2030 methane reduction target.

UN chief pushes case for carbon taxes

Antonio Guterres and Climate Minister James Shaw

14 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says income taxes should be replaced with carbon taxes.

OPINION: With methane, no time like the present

13 May 19 - Organic farmer and former Green Party co-leader JEANETTE FITZSIMONS says farmers can cut methane now while increasing farm profits.

Climate effort gets thumbs-up from UN chief

13 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is praising New Zealand’s efforts on climate change.

How ZCB puts onus on Government to explain

10 May 19 - The Government will have to explain why it ignores any recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme from the proposed Climate Change Commission, officials say.


Public wants climate action now, new poll shows

9 May 19 - A poll to be released today shows a majority of New Zealanders – including National Party supporters - think the country needs to take action now on climate change.

How much methane will farmers have to cut?

9 May 19 - New Zealand’s farmers might have to reduce methane emissions from animals by nearly four million tonnes a year under the Government’s climate change plans.

Carbon bill offers softer touch to farm emissions

8 May 19 - New Zealand’s agricultural emissions will be cut – but not as much as other gases.

NZ call for climate emergency as UN report hits

7 May 19 - New Zealand is being asked to declare a climate emergency just as the world is again reminded of the precarious state of the planet.

Disbeliever Brash turns financial backer

6 May 19 - Former National Party leader and one-time Reserve Bank Governor Dr Don Brash might have had doubts in the past about whether humans are changing the climate, but now he’s throwing his money and...

Carbon farming could be the way, says Rabobank

3 May 19 - Agricultural finance specialist Rabobank is telling farming customers to think about carbon farming, saying it could be more profitable than farming animals.

Tracking gas emissions just got easier

3 May 19 - Help is at hand for businesses and other organisations wanting to track their greenhouse gas emissions.

You'll like the ZCB, Peters tells party faithful

2 May 19 - The long-awaited Zero Carbon Bill is close – and New Zealand First expects its supporters will like it.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

1 May 19 - Ten years ago, Kiwifruit marketing co-operative Zespri was hitting back against Northern Hemisphere campaigns over “food miles” with data showing its products have lower carbon footprints than many...

Why people should come first in transport future

30 Apr 19 - People using public transport or walking or cycling should be given priority over cars and that might mean limiting traffic speeds to 30kmh, a new report says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

David Carter

30 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, agriculture minister David Carter was telling farmers to start preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Agriculture about to get the emissions answer

29 Apr 19 - The agricultural sector will find out soon whether it is likely to come into the Emissions Trading Scheme.


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