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Peter Neilson

Border tax could cut emissions, says NZ economist

Friday - The US, China and the European Union should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister.

NO WORRIES: Science will fix emissions, says PM

John Key

Thursday - PRIME MINISTER John Key says New Zealand can cut greenhouse gas emissions while increasing agricultural production, despite advice to the contrary.

Why is the US Green Party so irrelevant?

Thursday - Many Americans value environmental protection and want to see more of it.

Watchdog's farm emissions report out later today

Dr Jan Wright

Wednesday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s long-awaited report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be released today.

Scientists' revolutionary plan can save the rainforest

Tuesday - Brazilian scientists, alarmed at the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, have proposed a radical plan to save it.

Australian firms accept role of carbon prices

Peter Castellas

12 Oct 16 - Most major Australian companies are factoring carbon prices into their budgets, despite the fact the country no longer has a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme.

Are we finally about to get an aviation emissions deal?

27 Sep 16 - Delegates from more than 190 nations today will begin an 11-day meeting in Montreal to determine the final form of a scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry.

Will the planet really profit from natural capital?

19 Sep 16 - What is natural capital and why use it to refer to nature?

Why Direct Action didn't work for big emitters

2 Sep 16 - Australia’s largest carbon intensive companies say management lost focus on carbon matters, abandoned energy projects and didn’t have the commercial imperative to produce long-term strategic action...

Climate Change Authority gambles on political pragmatism

2 Sep 16 - The Climate Change Authority¡¯s latest report outlining a recommended climate policy ¡°toolkit¡± is a reflection of what is seen by many as politically feasible in Australia now.

DE-GROWTH D-DAY: Why we must shrink the economy

25 Aug 16 - What is so refreshing about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is that they recognise the inherent tension between economic development and the ecology of our planet. Or so it seems.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealand’s 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...

The world of climate change ... according to Donald Trump

Donald Trump

11 Aug 16 - United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeated his pledge to get rid of his country’s climate change policies – including its commitment to the Paris Agreement – if he...

Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

Paula Bennett

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the...

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.

CLIMATE COSTS: Someone needs to be responsible

18 Jul 16 - A Climate Responsibility Act is being mooted to protect New Zealand from irresponsible environmental management in the same way the Fiscal Responsibility Act protects it from irresponsible financial...

This time, can Turnbull do climate and energy?

15 Jul 16 - Australia’s re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change.

LanzaTech accumulates losses of $166m

14 Jul 16 - LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, has widened its annual loss on falling revenue as it gears up for full commercialisation of its innovative technology.

Three reasons to be cheerful about the 1.5deg target

14 Jul 16 - The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action.

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