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Rising emissions mean NZ will miss Paris targets

Today 9:00am - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions are set to double between 1990 and 2030 Ė and even with a carbon price of $50 a tonne, we could still be short of our Paris Agreement pledge by 143 million tonnes.

Food supply fears spark China's global land grab

Wednesday - China is protecting itself against future food supply problems caused by climate change by buying or leasing large tracts of land in Africa and South America, a leading UK climate scientist says.

PARIS PACT: Morganists say NZ must sell units

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

What we can do about threats to our food security and feed nine billion people

23 Sep 16 - Can we really feed nine billion people? Thatís the estimated global population in the year 2050.

Dire climate impacts go unheeded

23 Sep 16 - The social and economic impacts of climate change have already begun to take their toll Ė but most people do not yet know this.

Gas emissions (the reported kind) take a dive

16 Sep 16 - New Zealandís reported greenhouse gas emissions have fallen drastically.

Agriculture emissions continue to grow

16 Sep 16 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture continue to climb.

Trading scheme welcomes fewer units

16 Sep 16 - Just 4.6 million NZUs came into the Emissions Trading Scheme last year, new Government figures show.

Modified wood aims to save forests from the axe

15 Sep 16 - A hardwood substitute has been developed to effectively end the need to log native forests.

Logged forests could be wildlife refuges

13 Sep 16 - Even in degraded forests, wild animals can survive. Selectively logged forests in Borneo can still be home for the clouded leopard and the civet, the orangutan and the bearded pig.

Paris pact signing could be only weeks away

6 Sep 16 - New Zealand is likely to ratify the Paris Agreement in the next couple of months, the Government says.

Planet paying high price for palm oil profits

5 Sep 16 - Palm oil makes a big contribution to modern life as one of the most widely used substances in food, cooking, cosmetics, medicines and a range of chemicals. But the industry that produces it is...

Forestry up for Prince of Wales awards

31 Aug 16 - Sustainable forestry in New Zealand is being recognised with two new awards from the Prince of Wales.

How Paris Agreement could punish the economy

29 Aug 16 - 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...

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...

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...

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