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UN offers Kyoto credits direct to public

28 Sep 15 - The United Nations is offering Kyoto-compliant carbon credits directly to the public.

Backlash fear stopped move on agriculture emissions


21 Sep 15 - New Zealand came close to splitting agriculture off from its post-2020 emissions reduction target in a bid to save money, but dropped the idea amid fears of an international backlash.

What really happened with Kyoto ERUs

7 Sep 15 - Emissions trading needs to be backed by ambitious targets, transparent reporting and international accountability if it is to be effective in tackling climate change.

We're knee-deep in it (adding up emissions, that is)

31 Aug 15 - The Government is now doing what businesses have been doing since 2011 – totting up how many credits it has to surrender to meet its obligations.

New figures show foresters deserting tree-planting

24 Aug 15 - More of New Zealand’s post-1989 plantation forests are outside the Emissions Trading Scheme than are in it.

Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

17 Aug 15 - Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation.

Message in a bottle: wine industry gives farmers a taste of what's to come

South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain.
Photo Credit: AAP

3 Aug 15 - Wine seems to be a handy way to galvanise concerns about the future ill-effects of climate change.

Groser pleads special case for animal emissions

Tim Groser ... critical.

20 Jul 15 - New Zealand wants the next global climate change agreement to treat biological gases treated differently from other greenhouse gases.

Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

John Howard is a role model for the Abbott government, but the world remembers his hardline climate tactics in 1997 less fondly.
Photo Credit: AAP

20 Jul 15 - In the saga of mendacity that is the climate policy debate, no claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto...

'Failed' NZ could be walking into trap at Paris climate summit

Professor Bill Hare ... fail mark for NZ.

13 Jul 15 - New Zealand could be in trouble with its post-2020 emissions reduction target if the world doesn’t allow us to continue to use creative accounting to meet our obligations, international scientists...

Why our cuts will be an embarrassment in Paris

Prof Ralph Chapman ... NZ not in a good light.

8 Jul 15 - The 2030 emissions reduction target announced yesterday will damage New Zealand’s credibility at this year’s Paris climate talks, says the man who negotiated for us in Kyoto.

Coffee drinkers beware, your brew will change with the climate

Coffee is one of Africa’s major exports.

2 Jun 15 - We have known for some time that coffee is a climate-sensitive crop. Now we have the first global evidence that increasing minimum, or night-time, temperatures are having the hardest impact on your...

Canadian city wants to be the world's greenest

A touch of green enhances the Vancouver skyline

18 May 15 - Canada has been dubbed an international disgrace for its climate change policies, but now one of its major cities is aiming to be the greenest in the world by 2020.

At last, Government reveals cost of gases reduction

11 May 15 - The Government has revealed how much it thinks cutting greenhouse gases might cost the country.

Minister happy with dairying emissions progress

20 Apr 15 - The dairy industry is making progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Government says.

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

NZ hangs back as countries commit to carbon cuts

7 Apr 15 - Russia did it. The United States did it. All the countries in the European Union have done it, as have Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and Latvia. Even oil-and-mineral-exporting Gabon, population 1.3...

How the US’s post-2020 climate target could fit into a global deal

7 Apr 15 - The United States' formal submission this week of its intended post 2020 climate target raises several questions for this year’s global climate talks.

Beehive breaking our climate change pledge

9 Mar 15 - Latest figures show that New Zealand is not planting enough trees to meet its climate change pledges, and a carbon forestry expert says that the Government is to blame.

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