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MEMO LABOUR: The answers are in your files

Wednesday - Labour could find solutions in its own files to the problem of putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Carbon market pioneer Thomas Song dies

Thomas Song

Tuesday - A New Zealand carbon market pioneer has died.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, forest owners were receiving their first carbon credits and were figuring out what to do next.


12 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealanders were in support of signing up to the second part of the Kyoto Protocol.


9 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, infrastructure company Vector was telling Parliament that cross-party support was the most important thing that could come out of a review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ten years ago ...

28 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, insurance companies were trying to figure out how to insure carbon lost when forests are destroyed.

How forests can be long-term carbon stores

27 Mar 19 - Forests can be a long-term store of carbon if they’re managed correctly – but without them, New Zealand has no hope of reaching carbon neutrality by the middle of the century, a forestry expert says.

Farming in ETS good move, says forestry expert

Euan Mason

26 Mar 19 - Agriculture should be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme as soon as possible – and farmers be given the opportunity to make money from it, the Government has been told.

Treasury sees use for international credits

22 Mar 19 - Treasury wants to retain the ability to use international carbon credits to meet New Zealand’s 2050 emissions reduction target, confidential papers show.

Tiwai and dairying push up emissions from coal

21 Mar 19 - The firing up of an extra pot-line at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and a strong dairying season pushed up New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal.

Big emitters join hands to buy carbon forests

15 Mar 19 - Four of New Zealand’s largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ten years ago ...

15 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, farmers were campaigning to get the sector out of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Fertiliser firm wants balance in carbon credits

5 Mar 19 - A company given millions of dollars’ worth of free carbon credits says the system giving it the units should not be stopped until at least 70 per cent of its competitors also face a carbon price.

Farmers must pay for emissions, say foresters

4 Mar 19 - The Government’s latest attempts to make the Emissions Trading Scheme attractive for forestry won’t work if farmers don’t have to pay for their emissions, say foresters.

Nats make 'measured and reasonable' climate plan

Simon Bridges

25 Feb 19 - A National government might give fewer free carbon credits to trade-exposed industrial emitters but is unlikely to force a large-scale reduction in biological emissions from agriculture, according to...

MONEY MYSTERY: How much will this cost us?

19 Feb 19 - Treasury expects most emitters to pay the Government a carbon fee this year instead of surrendering carbon credits – and that will cost the country money.

Mâori want say in planting of marginal land

12 Feb 19 - PLANS TO TURN farms on steep country into forests could see the Government run foul of Mâori economic development plans.

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.

Maori landowners back use of older forests

29 Jan 19 - Iwi involved in the Treelords settlement are backing calls for extra carbon stored in old and indigenous forests be recognised.

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