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Govt learns we can't cut emissions and sell more milk

Wednesday - The Government knows its economic strategy of increasing agricultural exports cannot go on if New Zealand is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a confidential paper shows.

PARIS PACT: Morganists say NZ must sell units

23 Sep 16 - The Government must cancel all surplus carbon units itís sitting on in 2020 as part of ratifying the Paris Agreement, says the group that wrote the Climate Cheats report.

Ukraine ratifies Paris Agreement

21 Sep 16 - Ukraine Ė the source of many of the low-value carbon credits that have so embarrassed the New Zealand Government Ė is the latest country to ratify the Paris Agreement.

Gas emissions (the reported kind) take a dive

16 Sep 16 - New Zealandís reported greenhouse gas emissions have fallen drastically.

PACIFIC PARIAH: Australiaís love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold

Malcolm Turnbull

8 Sep 16 - Australiaís Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will have some explaining to do when he attends the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meeting in Pohnpei, Micronesia, this week.

Bennett all ears as Canberra talks about Paris

Julie Bishop

1 Sep 16 - New Zealand climate change minister Paula Bennett was in Australiaís Parliament yesterday when the Paris Agreement on climate change was tabled.

Dodgy dealing cost us dearly, says Asia expert

Natasha Hamilton-Hart

30 Aug 16 - Using dodgy carbon credits has damaged New Zealandís chances of becoming an Asian carbon trading hub, says an expert on doing business in South-East Asia.

NZ looks for carbon credit trading friends

19 Aug 16 - New Zealand is stepping up the hunt for sources of quality carbon credits to help to meet its international emissions reduction targets.

Bennett rules out parties' two key climate points

18 Aug 16 - Carbon budgeting and a climate commission are not on the table for cross-party talks on climate change.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealandís largest carbon emitters, along with forestry companies and even iwi are among the organisations that used cheap EURs to meet their liabilities under the Emissions Trading...

Anxious farmers keen to keep carbon subsidies

10 Aug 16 - Farmers Ė already exempt from liability for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions from their businesses Ė urged the Government to keep other subsidies in place to further protect them from carbon...

Why we need a carbon tax ... as well as an ETS

Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi

18 Jul 16 - New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme if it is to meet its promise to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, new research shows.

Forester urges Govt to remove carbon market risks

12 Jul 16 - New Zealand will not get forestry investment on the scale needed to tackle climate change unless it cuts risk associated with the carbon market, says a company that planted 6500 hectares of carbon...

Nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN

7 Jul 16 - Whether we consider wild weather, unprecedented Arctic melting and global temperatures, or the Great Barrier Reef, the global environment is generating alarming news.

History of emissions trading winds up

7 Jul 16 - The final chapter of International Emissions Trading Associationís oral history of the carbon market is out.

Paris targets arenít enough, but we can close the gap

1 Jul 16 - The Paris climate agreement saw countries pledge to limit global warming to well below 2degC, and to aim to keep it within 1.5deg. The problem is that countries' current emissions targets are not...

Politicians not helping, says climate academic

James Renwick

29 Jun 16 - Carbon dioxide emissions are rising faster than ever Ė and political claims that population growth is causing it donít help, says one of New Zealandís leading climate scientists.

Carbon market history, chapter five

23 Jun 16 - The role of carbon funds in the growth of the carbon market is the subject of the fifth chapter of IETAís oral history of the carbon market, From Kyoto to Paris.

NZ unlikely to use banked credits, says minister

Paula Bennett

22 Jun 16 - The Government is unlikely to use New Zealandís banked carbon credits to make-good on hot-air credits we have already surrendered internationally, a Parliamentary select committee has heard.

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