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Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

Today 12:00pm - More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage forests’ ability to capture carbon in the future, according to a global study.

India’s energy policy is key to the planet’s future

Tuesday - Here’s the bad news: Unless India opts for a totally new energy policy - a revolutionary switch to a clean future - the world has no chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.

New platform sets new record price

Monday - THE COUNTRY’S newest carbon platform has done its first trade.

Projects to tackle our transport emissions headache

10 Feb 21 - The latest round of Government funding to help cut the country’s traffic emissions has gone to projects including hydrogen trucks, EV charging and car-and-bike-sharing schemes.

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10 Feb 21 - Debate on the first reading of the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill continues today.

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9 Feb 21 - Parliament sits today for the first time this year, with the first reading of the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill expected today.

'Dangerous' push to leave farmers out of Aussie target

9 Feb 21 - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison might be warming to the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, but federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack has thrown a spanner in the works by suggesting agriculture be excluded from the target.


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5 Feb 21 - Parliament resumes on Tuesday, and select committees are back into full swing.

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4 Feb 21 - Toitu Envirocare holds a webinar today on the impact of covid-19 on greenhouse gas emissions, include accounting for people working from home.

Confusion over ETS rules is holding us back, says farmer

3 Feb 21 - Wairarapa farmer Mike Ashby feels the Government’s 2025 deadline for bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme hanging over his head like a Sword of Damocles.

TEN YEARS AGO...

2 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, foresters’ interest in the carbon markets was picking up.

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29 Jan 21 - Today is the last day to submit tenders to produce the second stage of the Government’s Wood Fibre Futures Project, analysing the business case for developing wood-based products including biocrude...

Govt moves on transport ahead of ClimCom report

28 Jan 21 - The Government is pre-empting likely criticism from the Climate Change Commission by today announcing a suite of policies tackling greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

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28 Jan 21 - Testing of the country’s new carbon-auction regime continues today.

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27 Jan 21 - The country’s new carbon-auctioning regime is being put through its paces today and tomorrow with a simulated auction. The first real auction will be on March 17.

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26 Jan 21 - Simulated auctions of NZUs to test the new regime will be held tomorrow and on Thursday.

Help us make Marsden a renewables hub, says Z

11 Dec 20 - A major shareholder in New Zealand’s only oil refinery says it should be converted to producing renewable fuels.

WELLINGTON: Give us carbon credits for our wetlands

10 Dec 20 - A second regional authority is calling for non-forestry carbon sequestration like wetland restoration to earn carbon credits.

Climate tipping point threatens Australia and China

10 Dec 20 - The grasslands of northern China and Mongolia could be about to lurch into a climate tipping point, an irreversible sequence of heat and drought.


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