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Farmers put climate worries on back burner

Friday - Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme have fallen down the list of things worrying farmers.

Emissions need multi-pronged action, says EDS

Thursday - The Emissions Trading Scheme alone will not drive the level of land-use change New Zealand will need to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

Ardern will go all out for low-carbon economy

8 Feb 19 - Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is at the top of the Government’s budget priorities this year.

OPINION: Climate action counts, not rhetoric

24 Jan 19 - By TODD MULLER | It was disappointing to see yesterday’s Carbon News claim that figures I had used in my recent article were “wide of the mark”.

Muller keeps Nats' climate job

23 Jan 19 - The National Party’s climate portfolio remains in the hands of Todd Muller, who kicked off the year with a row over whether his party is ambitious or a climate laggard.

Fewer animals is real answer, says forest group

14 Dec 18 - A group set up to advise the Government on the role of forestry in cutting greenhouse gas emissions says the real answer is reducing livestock numbers.

Government announces wide ETS changes

Julie Anne Genter

12 Dec 18 - A cap on emissions, a system to manage carbon credits supply and prices, the inclusion of permanent forests, and the possibility of a price a price floor are the major changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme just announced by the Government.


JAMES SHAW: A year of living hopefully

James Shaw

10 Dec 18 - Climate minister James Shaw arrives in Poland today for international climate negotiations. This time last year he was a brand-new minister, just three weeks into the job and announcing on the world...

What state farmer said about green taxes

10 Dec 18 - New Zealand’s largest farmer, State-owned Pamu, has triggered outrage in some circles by telling the Government’s Tax Working Group that it supports some environmental taxes.

Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

15 Nov 18 - Businesses will soon be able to price and trade carbon without the help of governments by using blockchain technology, says a social enterprise about to launch a new carbon platform.

Oil and gas exploration ban becomes law

8 Nov 18 - New oil and gas exploration is now banned from New Zealand’s waters and from most of its land.

You're dreaming, business lobby tells Govt

2 Nov 18 - Business New Zealand doesn’t support any of the Government’s proposed 2050 emissions reduction targets, saying they are based on wishful thinking and magic.

TRIBUTE: Climate-change pioneer Bernard Forde

Dr Bernard Forde

16 Oct 18 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Today is the funeral of a man who pushed, to the best of his scientific and political ability, to get action on climate change.

Why our monetary system suits Zero Carbon Act

15 Oct 18 - New Zealand’s monetary policy system is a good model for the Zero Carbon Act, says the country’s stock exchange.

Government backs cuts to reach 1.5deg

9 Oct 18 - The Government backs emissions cuts in line with keeping global warming to no more than 1.5deg, and says negotiations with the National Party for cross-party agreement on climate policy are going...

Public backs Govt's long-term climate strategy

4 Oct 18 - The Government’s plans to lock climate policy into long-term legislation – and to include all methane – has overwhelming public support.

Regional energy leaders to talk transition

2 Oct 18 - Political and energy sector leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will converge in Wellington later this month to talk about the implications on the region’s energy systems of the low-carbon...

PM ticks off leaders over Paris pact inaction

27 Sep 18 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told world leaders they will have to compromise their country’s positions if the Paris Agreement is to come into force.

OPINION: A dangerous political compromise

17 Sep 18 - By SIR ALAN MARK | After decades of sitting on our hands, the simple the act of commissioning an inquiry into becoming a low-carbon economy has been hugely positive on public perception.


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