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Bennett stands alone in climate change portfolio

19 Dec 16 - The climate portfolio is now held by the deputy prime minister – the highest ranking it has ever had in New Zealand.

New emissions reduction plan business as usual

15 Dec 16 - The Government’s plan to cut the emissions intensity from industrial heat generation by 1 per cent a year is just business as usual, and will do little to achieve New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitment.

ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Paul Sammon

9 Dec 16 - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Emma Herd

6 Dec 16 - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

NZ signs up with global carbon pricing group

2 Dec 16 - New Zealand has joined a World Bank group promoting carbon pricing.

Trading group hails EU climate strategy move

2 Dec 16 - The European Commission’s Winter Package is a further step toward harmonising the bloc’s climate and energy strategy, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

Households cut emissions by 11%, says report

Suzi Kerr

30 Nov 16 - The average New Zealand household’s emissions fell 11 per cent between 2006 and 2012, new research shows.

NZ goes shopping for Paris pact carbon credits

Kay Harrison

25 Nov 16 - New Zealand has started talking to countries about supplying carbon credits to help to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.

Bennett's new climate think-tank has work deadline

Paula Bennett

23 Nov 16 - A first report on how New Zealand can adapt to climate change – including environmentally sustainable economic growth - should be with the Government by May.

It's going well, says PM, as we pick up another fossil award

John Key

18 Nov 16 - The Prime Minister says the Emissions Trading Scheme is operating “pretty well”.

NZ eyes buying 80% international credits to meet target

17 Nov 16 - New Zealand might buy international carbon credits to meet 80 per cent of its Paris Agreement emissions reduction commitment, a Government paper shows.

MARRAKECH MESSAGE: We've got enough clean credits

16 Nov 16 - New Zealand is likely to use 38.1 million tonnes of its surplus carbon credits to meet its next emissions reduction target and will not need access to international markets, climate change talks in...

KYOTO QUERY: Is NZ carbon units stand legal?

11 Nov 16 - New Zealand’s legal ability to use carried-over Kyoto carbon units to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target is being questioned.

PLEASE EXPLAIN: NZ under scrutiny in Marrakech

10 Nov 16 - New Zealand's progress on cutting greenhouse gas emissions will come under international scrutiny at climate talks in Marrakech on Monday.

Hopes rise for solution to forest-split problem

7 Nov 16 - The door is slightly open for the Government to reconsider the contentious pre-1990/post-1989 forestry split under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

NZ wins praise for work in global carbon markets

4 Nov 16 - New Zealand is showing “true leadership” on the development of global carbon markets, a new report says.

EDITORIAL: Welcome to the real world that's Paris

4 Nov 16 - It's Paris Day – the day the Paris Agreement comes into force.

Govt wants to break new ground for tree planting

1 Nov 16 - The Government says it’s working on new ways to get more native and exotic trees in the ground.

Rural capital gains tax could work, says report

31 Oct 16 - A capital gains tax on rural land and letting farmers sell future carbon credits when they plant trees could help New Zealand to cut agricultural emissions, a new paper says.

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