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Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

Friday - Forests are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate is currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts say.

The four who could be our next climate minister

19 Oct 20 - Who will be New Zealand’s next climate minister? Carbon News canvasses the options and comes up with four names.

Delivering credit for carbon storage

19 Oct 20 - In 1915, Mike Gibbs’ ancestors made their way from the flat, agricultural plains of Southland to the wild, steep, forested edge of Eastern Fiordland.

TEN YEARS AGO...

19 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, the owners of forests planted before 1990 were about to receive their share of millions of carbon credits.

National releases its climate policy - at last

15 Oct 20 - Forestry's role under the Emissions Trading Scheme would be reviewed under a National Government and agricultural emissions would not face a carbon price until other countries do the same.

Business, experts, brief PM in secret meeting

13 Oct 20 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and three of her Cabinet heavyweights have been briefed on what experts and business leaders see as the real issues in dealing with climate change.

TEN YEARS AGO...

12 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, forest owners feared proposed new rules requiring them to leave larger areas around rivers unplanted could see them incur a carbon liability.


Biorefinery boost to forestry

9 Oct 20 - A venture pushing to develop a $160 million biorefinery near Gisborne believes the project can help fill a long-standing gap in the country’s forestry research sector.

Refinery closure could boost global emissions

5 Oct 20 - Refining New Zealand has confirmed cost-cutting measures for next year, but says a decision on whether to stop refining operations altogether is still a while away.

Recognising forestry's highest achievers

5 Oct 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has announced the winners of its prestigious 2020 awards.

TEN YEARS AGO...

1 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation was buying up credits from permanent forests in New Zealand.

Labour promises $5 million a year more for just transition

29 Sep 20 - Labour is promising to spend more money on getting the country’s workforce ready for the low-carbon economy.

EU under fire for including carbon sinks in climate goals

21 Sep 20 - The European Commission is defending its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying this is in line with UNFCCC...

CARBON FORESTS: First, prove there's a problem, says Parker

18 Sep 20 - Details of the Government’s response to concerns about farmland being converted to carbon forests are starting to emerge.

Carbon forests 'buying our way out of sin', says Simpson

14 Sep 20 - Using carbon credits to meet New Zealand’s emissions reduction target is like trying to buy your way out of sin, says National’s climate spokesperson Scott Simpson.

TEN YEARS AGO...

11 Sep 20 - Ten years ago, South Island forest owners were starting to count the carbon cost of the 7.1 Darfield Earthquake.

TEN YEARS AGO...

10 Sep 20 - Ten years ago, the owners of forests planted before 1990 were waiting for their share of 42 million NZUs being given to them in compensation for being in the Emissions Trading Scheme but ineligible...

Biochar golden opportunity for New Zealand, says expert

9 Sep 20 - New Zealand is squandering opportunities to use carbon sequestered under the Emissions Trading Scheme to improve soils, says bioeconomy consultant Dr Michael Lakeman.

Govt report sees frontline job in biocrude for Marsden

Marsden Pt oil refinery
Photo Credit: Carbon News

2 Sep 20 - The Marsden Point oil refinery could be used to catapault New Zealand into the age of making low-carbon crude from forest waste.


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