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Border tax could cut emissions, says NZ economist

Friday - The US, China and the European Union should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister.

Millions worth of free credits sit in private accounts

Thursday - Non-forestry carbon credits worth more than $350 million – many of them given by taxpayers to large industrial emitters – are sitting in private carbon accounts.

Farm emissions report gets nods of approval

Thursday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is being well received.

WATCHDOG WISHLIST: How we can ease farm emissions

Dr Jan Wright

Wednesday - Vast increases in native and exotic forests, bringing nitrogen fertiliser and some large farms into the Emissions Trading Scheme, and fast-tracking development of a methane vaccine.

Watchdog's farm emissions report out later today

Dr Jan Wright

Wednesday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s long-awaited report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be released today.

Australian businesses keen to join global carbon trade

Tuesday - AUSTRALIA'S conservative government might have ditched the country’s emissions trading scheme, but businesses across the Tasman still want to get involved in international carbon trading, a survey shows.

Minister hints at setting minimum carbon price

12 Oct 16 - New Zealand could impose a minimum price on carbon.

Australian firms accept role of carbon prices

Peter Castellas

12 Oct 16 - Most major Australian companies are factoring carbon prices into their budgets, despite the fact the country no longer has a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme.

Govt knew use of hot-air credits would draw fire

10 Oct 16 - The Government was warned last year that New Zealand could face criticism for using hot-air credits to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, documents show.

Global aviation emissions deal gets wings

7 Oct 16 - A global carbon market for aviation that could see New Zealand offsetting three million tonnes of emissions a year is going ahead.

10 things you should know about climate change

7 Oct 16 - No 9. New Zealanders are in the world’s top 10 emitters of greenhouse gases.

Businesses plead for more ETS information

6 Oct 16 - The Government should be providing more information on the workings of the Emissions Trading Scheme – including carbon price forecasts and trading data, say participants in the scheme.

Airline emissions deal could boost offset bills

3 Oct 16 - A new global market-based measure for aviation emissions could see New Zealand having to offset 3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.

Rising emissions mean NZ will miss Paris targets

29 Sep 16 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are set to double between 1990 and 2030 – and even with a carbon price of $50 a tonne, we could still be short of our Paris Agreement pledge by 143 million...

Govt learns we can't cut emissions and sell more milk

28 Sep 16 - The Government knows its economic strategy of increasing agricultural exports cannot go on if New Zealand is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a confidential paper shows.

Voluntary actions have role, says carbon certifier

Dr Ann Smith

27 Sep 16 - Voluntary carbon credits can help to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement target, Parliament has been told.

Are we finally about to get an aviation emissions deal?

27 Sep 16 - Delegates from more than 190 nations today will begin an 11-day meeting in Montreal to determine the final form of a scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry.

PARIS PACT: Morganists say NZ must sell units

23 Sep 16 - The Government must cancel all surplus carbon units it’s sitting on in 2020 as part of ratifying the Paris Agreement, says the group that wrote the Climate Cheats report.

Why we might have trouble phasing out HFCs

Airconditioners in action

23 Sep 16 - New Zealand is among more than 100 countries calling for an early phase-out of use of the potent greenhouse gas hydroflourocarbon – which could be a challenge, because this country’s use of it...

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