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How Paris Agreement could punish the economy

Today 11:00am - New Zealand will face significant economic damage from the Paris Agreement if carbon stored in forests is not recognised, the Emissions Trading Scheme is not linked internationally, and agricultural emissions incur a carbon price, a new report shows.

Bennett rules out parties' two key climate points

18 Aug 16 - Carbon budgeting and a climate commission are not on the table for cross-party talks on climate change.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealandís largest carbon emitters, along with forestry companies and even iwi are among the organisations that used cheap EURs to meet their liabilities under the Emissions Trading Scheme, a new report shows.

Carbon-farming case lawyer under investigation

David Cunliffe

11 Aug 16 - A lawyer who advised a carbon-farming company that was later prosecuted by the Overseas Investment Office is under investigation over the affair.

Trees clear winner as carbon farmer cashes in

Neil Walker

5 Aug 16 - Carbon credits have netted a dairy farmer more than he could have ever made from running livestock on his Taranaki hill country.

Businesses call for ETS policy certainty

4 Aug 16 - Calls for cross-party policy on climate change, and complaints about ďcontinual and ad-hocĒ changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme dominated comments on the first stage of the latest review of the scheme.

Industries fought to keep 1:2 carbon subsidy

2 Aug 16 - The waste, stationary energy, industrial processing and agricultural sectors mounted the biggest opposition to getting rid of the one-for-two carbon subsidy.


Industry slams failure of free-market forestry

Brian Stanley

1 Aug 16 - New Zealandís experiment with free-market forestry has left it without the forests needed to combat climate change and supply the domestic market with wood, the industry says.

Pest-free state could help to control climate changes

26 Jul 16 - The Governmentís mission to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050 could have a positive spin-off for the battle against a warming climate.

AGS forests will bank million tonnes of carbon

25 Jul 16 - Forests planted under the revived Afforestation Grant Scheme this year are expected to store 1.3 million tonnes of carbon.

Our forests key to the future, say scientists

22 Jul 16 - Heavy-emitting businesses could be buying more than $500 million worth of forestry credits a year by 2025, says the Crown Research Institute Scion.

Minister reports on second stage of ETS review

20 Jul 16 - Climate change minister Paula Bennett has reported to her colleagues on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review.

Britain could warm by 4deg this century

19 Jul 16 - Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.

Humans leave greater green fingerprints

19 Jul 16 - Evidence of increased greening of the northern hemisphere over the past half-century points to the dominant effect human-induced greenhouse gases have on climate.

Can Nauru bounce back from mining boom and bust?

18 Jul 16 - When most of us hear of Nauru we tend to think of immigration detention, or perhaps of the environmentally ruinous legacy of the island nationís ill-fated phosphate mining boom.

ETS REVIEW: Plenty are talking about agriculture

13 Jul 16 - The Government might have wanted agriculture kept out of the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, but that hasnít stopped scores of people, ranging from Air New Zealand to the countryís...

Forester urges Govt to remove carbon market risks

12 Jul 16 - New Zealand will not get forestry investment on the scale needed to tackle climate change unless it cuts risk associated with the carbon market, says a company that planted 6500 hectares of carbon...

Disturbing forests damages natural diversity

Citron-throated toucan

12 Jul 16 - By TIM RADFORD | It is not enough just to conserve forest. It may be just as important not to disturb any of it.

Drying lands increase peat bog fire hazard

11 Jul 16 - Scientists in Canada have confirmed once again an unexpected hazard in the world of climate change: the subterranean fire.


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