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TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, Opposition climate change spokesperson Charles Chauvel was having to pay his own way to international climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico. Climate Minister Nick Smith and International Climate Negotiations Minister Tim Groser had their tickets paid by taxpayers, and the Greens didn’t send anyone.

Upton, Parker - Nats stopped the ETS working

17 Nov 20 - New Zealand’s failure to seriously address its emissions problem through the 2010s has come under fire from two politicians whose attempts to effectively price carbon were thwarted by National Governments.

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17 Nov 20 - Ten years ago, Pacific nations signed the Ambo Declaration calling for immediate action on climate change.

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13 Nov 20 - Ten years ago, climate minister Tim Groser was off to Washington to talk to the Major Economies Forum about his ideas for cutting global emissions.

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9 Nov 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand emitters were starting to develop a taste for international carbon credits, especially those from the Clean Development Mechanism.

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6 Nov 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was helping Australia work toward putting a price on carbon, with ministers on both sides of the Tasman saying they had “reaffirmed their commitment to working closely together on climate change”.

US is now out of the Paris Agreement

5 Nov 20 - The United States is now officially the only country in the world refusing to participate in global climate efforts, with the fate of the crisis hanging on the still uncalled presidential election.


Resolve carbon market dispute to step up ambition, says UK

2 Nov 20 - Countries have a collective responsibility to agree on common rules for a global carbon market, to drive greater climate ambition beyond 2021, says the United Kingdom's lead climate negotiator.

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.

How does the COP26 delay affect GHG emissions?

14 Oct 20 - Will delaying the COP26 UN climate negotiations impact international action to decarbonise? Would catch-up talks help? Could the talks collapse because countries stopped paying their dues?

TEN YEARS AGO...

7 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, the Government was estimating the changes it had made to the Emissions Trading Scheme – including exempting the agriculture sector and halving the carbon liability of other sectors –...

Nigeria, Jamaica bring closure to the Kyoto Protocol era

6 Oct 20 - The Doha Amendment will come into force this year after Nigeria became the 144th country to ratify the climate treaty, in a last-minute scramble to tie the loose ends of the Kyoto Protocol era.

Most parties get a 'fail' on climate and health

30 Sep 20 - Just one political party has policies that comprehensively address the threat climate change poses to the country’s health, a new analysis show.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.30

14 Sep 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $34.20 bid and $34.50 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.30.

Australia’s gas plans could use quarter of world’s carbon budget

11 Sep 20 - A push to develop Australia’s gas resources could jeopardise global efforts keep global warming to safe levels, eating up more than a quarter of the world’s remaining carbon budget, a new report...

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...

IPCC: the dirty tricks faced by scientists over three decades

7 Sep 20 - Thirty years ago, in a small Swedish city called Sundsvall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first major report.

Household consumption driving our emissions

27 Aug 20 - Our attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions are being undermined by New Zealand's growing consumerism.

TEN YEARS AGO...

11 Aug 20 - Ten years ago, developing countries were calling for rich nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. For the record, New Zealand’s pledge is a five per cent reduction,...


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