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Carbon market history, chapter five

Thursday - The role of carbon funds in the growth of the carbon market is the subject of the fifth chapter of IETA’s oral history of the carbon market, From Kyoto to Paris.

NZ unlikely to use banked credits, says minister

Paula Bennett

Wednesday - The Government is unlikely to use New Zealand’s banked carbon credits to make-good on hot-air credits we have already surrendered internationally, a Parliamentary select committee has heard.

Big players' threats might force NZ to sign early

Paula Bennett

Monday - Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says New Zealand might have to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change this year, as large countries threaten to lock us out of the process to set the crucial rules for the operation of international carbon markets and accounting.

Carbon story part three out now

9 Jun 16 - Are you ready for the next instalment in the story of the birth of the world’s carbon markets?

Carbon prices jump after Budget breakthrough

Nigel Brunel

26 May 16 - Carbon prices jumped this afternoon on confirmation that the one-for-two subsidy is to be phased out, and could reach $20 by the end of the year.

NATS' 19%: Bennett blames population growth

Paula Bennett

26 May 16 - New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have gone up 19 per cent under the National Government – and Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett is blaming population growth.

Minister puts figure on hot-air credits

James Shaw

26 May 16 - More than a quarter of the units New Zealand used to meet its Kyoto commitments were hot-air credits, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said in Parliament yesterday.


Now hear this ...

26 May 16 - If the development of international carbon markets is your idea of a good story, settle back with your headphones and listen to this.

PARIS PUSH: Pact could be ready to go next year

Jo Tyndall

25 May 16 - The Paris Agreement could well come into force next year, says a New Zealander leading work to flesh out the details of the new global climate change pact.

CARBON CRISIS: Our emissions up a whopping 56%

23 May 16 - New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions – the amount it actually contributes to damaging the climate – rose a whopping 56.7 per cent over 24 years in which it was supposed to be cutting emissions,...

Fairness key as UN begins strengthening Paris deal

17 May 16 - The dust has long settled from December’s Paris climate summit, which hammered out the first truly global deal to reduce emissions.

Government might not carry over units

3 May 16 - The Government might not carry any carbon units over after 2020.

Carbon budgeting big success, says UK expert

Professor Jim Skea

27 Apr 16 - Carbon budgeting and an independent statutory body that reports on the Government’s performance have been critical to the United Kingdom’s success in cutting greenhouse gases, says a visiting expert.

Bennett stays on course for higher carbon price

Paula Bennett

26 Apr 16 - Climate Change Minister Paula has again said that carbon prices need to be higher.

ETS ADVICE: Supply more important than price

21 Apr 16 - Any carbon market controls in New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme should be based on supply, not price, says an international business organisation promoting markets to reduce climate change.

Dodgy units aside, we could make money from ETS credits

Dr Ivan Diaz-Rainey

20 Apr 16 - Accusations that almost all the international units brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme are fraudulent are an exaggeration, says an expert who believes that the scheme could generate a nice...

WAKE UP! The nation must start taking action

Professor James Renwick

19 Apr 16 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | A climate change report released today by worried scientists should shake all New Zealanders, from the prime minister down, to their core.

NZ international credits dealing is fraud, says report

18 Apr 16 - New Zealand’s determination to use carried-over international carbon credits to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target make it party to an international fraud, a new report says.

Top table invites us to chew over carbon market

14 Apr 16 - New Zealand is to join a select group of countries talking about developing a global carbon market.


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