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Russel Norman ... National failing.

National driving climate change, say Greens

17 Apr 14 - New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party says.

Our emissions up ... thanks to cars and cows

11 Apr 14 - New Zealanders’ love affair with cars and cows has pushed our greenhouse gas emissions up by 25 per cent.

No-action Abbott stalls climate policy decisions

Tony Abbott ... no response.

4 Apr 14 - By PROF NICK ROWLEY.- In Australia, any sense of the need for an urgent policy response has stalled, despite this week’s reminder from the IPCC of the threats the country faces – not to mention the warming already seen and the increase in extreme climate events.

Post-89 emissions returns trickle in

21 Mar 14 - Only a quarter of post-1989 forest owners registered in the Emissions Trading Scheme have submitted their 2013 emissions returns.

Why Australia needs to increase emissions targets

28 Feb 14 - The Climate Change Authority’s new report on emission reduction targets makes a compelling argument for Australia to go much further in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, writes CLIVE HAMILTON, Vice-Chancellor's Chair, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University.

Angry Maori take carbon case to UN

Chris Karamea Insley ... waiting for Government reply.

21 Feb 14 - Frustrated Maori will take their carbon price grievances to the United Nations next week.

Emissions lower under Direct Action, says research

21 Feb 14 - The Australian Government's proposed Direct Action Plan may lead to more domestic emissions reductions than the Carbon Price Mechanism, according to new research.

Turmoil across the Tasman will be felt here

21 Feb 14 - By WAYNE KING. Australia’s media is drip-feeding news and commentary on the economic downturn in Australia - particularly in energy developments, the political turmoil revolving around the current...

Pine nurseries got it wrong, says Groser

14 Feb 14 - The destruction of hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings is part of a “market correction” and not due to a dysfunctional Emissions Trading Scheme, the Government says.

Change ahead, so business needs to get smart

24 Jan 14 - Smart companies will have clear strategic objectives and flexible tactical responses to deal with on-going disruptive change likely to be caused by carbon policy this year, Westpac’s international...

ETS dysfunctional, says forestry academic

Professor Euan Mason ... low planting levels.

20 Dec 13 - Deforesation and a lack of new planting means New Zealand is unlikely to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target, a forestry expert is warning.

Govt sitting on millions worth of Kyoto units

13 Dec 13 - The Government is sitting on millions of Kyoto units which could reduce the cost of the country's carbon liability.

Restrictions on CERs and ERUs

6 Dec 13 - The use of international Kyoto credits in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme is to be restricted.

Warsaw wobbles … and now we're off to Paris

29 Nov 13 - Almost 200 countries have signed a deal on climate change in Warsaw, marking the start of a journey toward a binding international agreement at the 2015 UN climate talks in Paris.

What Tim Groser told the world at Warsaw

Tim Groser ... consider the realities.

22 Nov 13 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has put New Zealand’s emissions-reduction credentials to the COP19 gathering in Warsaw.

Europe wants to see some action out of Warsaw

22 Nov 13 - The European Union says it is seeking a balanced package of decisions out of Warsaw to advance international climate action.

Warsaw the great test of will, say Greens

Kennedy Graham ... crucial decade.

15 Nov 13 - COP19 will be the critical test of the international community’s will to prevent dangerous climate change, says Green Party climate change spokesman Kennedy Graham.

Well done, Mr Abbott, says Canada

Paul Calandra ... others should follow Australia.

15 Nov 13 - Canada has officially applauded the decision by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to repeal the country’s carbon tax.

Why it's important that we do our bit

15 Nov 13 - With COP19 under way in Warsaw, CARBON MARKET SOLUTIONS looks at the background to international climate change agreements:

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