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Paula Bennett

This time, climate officials hope for a bit more action

Wednesday - In late 2015, officials gave new climate minister Paula Bennett as list of five things they thought should be done over the next two years.

Climate commission will look at farm emissions

James Shaw

Tuesday - Climate minister James Shaw says the new climate commission will play a role in dealing with agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ has 'reckless' plan for global carbon-trading

Nigel Brunel

Monday - New Zealand's approach to negotiating carbon-trading relationships with other countries is drawing fire.

HUSH-HUSH: Officials want lid on global-market talk

8 Dec 17 - Officials are working on getting New Zealand access to international carbon markets when they develop – but they don’t want their activities made public.

The trick is reading farmers' minds, says scientist

6 Dec 17 - Understanding why farmers are not taking advantage of ways to make more money while cutting greenhouse gas emissions is critical to getting New Zealand’s emissions down, says a leading scientist.

SHAW THING: Business needs to get into gear

4 Dec 17 - New climate minister James Shaw has a clear message for business: get your house in order because New Zealand is decarbonising ... fast.

Climate commission might have carbon price role

30 Nov 17 - The climate commission – one of the Government’s promises for its first 100 days in office – is likely to play a role in setting carbon prices, the new climate minister says.


Dairying sees green as the new colour of business

22 Nov 17 - Climate change and other environmental risks now rank higher than economic issues in the minds of business and political leaders, according to a new report by New Zealand’s dairy industry.

Broker backs hedging with European units

20 Nov 17 - Entities with future carbon liabilities should be thinking about hedging with European units – and that includes the country itself, says a leading carbon broker.

Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

16 Nov 17 - Government officials have looked at cutting the allocation of free credits to some industrial emitters by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent a year.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

14 Nov 17 - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.

Carbon pricing essential, says Energy Minister

Megan Woods

10 Nov 17 - The new energy minister expects carbon to be priced into all energy projects.

ETS changes win us an award at Bonn talks

10 Nov 17 - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have won New Zealand a Carbon Pricing Champion Award at international climate negotiations in Bonn.

Carbon on a new six-year high

6 Nov 17 - New Zealand carbon has finally burst through the $19 barrier, after hovering teasingly below the mark since October's general election.

The other China that wants to lead on climate change

6 Nov 17 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE | As international delegations descend on Bonn for the November 6-17 annual global climate change summit, spare a thought for the other country that calls itself China but,...

Market forces can go further, faster and cheaper to cut emissions

3 Nov 17 - Government delegations gathering in Bonn for the start of annual UN climate talks on Monday need to ramp up efforts, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

How Bennett toyed with cross-party climate move

1 Nov 17 - Former climate minister Paula Bennett sought advice on forming a cross-party agreement on climate change.

Emissions failure will hurt NZ farmers, warns Fonterra

31 Oct 17 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world’s largest milk-processor is warning.

Get ETS working, say superfund guardians

30 Oct 17 - New Zealand cannot afford an Emissions Trading Scheme that doesn’t work, say the guardians of the $36.4 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund - and that means bringing the agricultural sector into...


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