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Foresters welcome ETS costs review

Friday - The New Zealand Forest Owners Association says the review of Emissions Trading Scheme fees is a relief for foresters facing excessive costs, but experts say forestry still faces an uncertain future under the scheme.

Lodestone opens first North Island solar farm

Friday - Lodestone Energy has flicked the switch on at its first solar farm in Kaitaia, and announced a further $55m capital raise to continue its solar farm expansion.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: audit finds compelling evidence of problems in East Coast forestry's environmental stewardship; the projects environmental groups...

Government announces review of forestry ETS costs

Thursday - Forestry minister Todd McClay has announced an independent review into the forestry component of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) register.

Plan for new Tarras airport on hold

Thursday - Christchurch Airport has put controversial plans for a new airport in Central Otago on hold, with opponents of the plan welcoming the pause.

In its current state the ETS will fail to deliver significant emission reductions: Rod Carr

Wednesday - By Jeremy Rose | Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr has told the Environment Select Committee that, in its current state, the ETS will fail to deliver significant emissions reductions.

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Europe’s carbon price crash looks like serious market myopia

Friday - The emissions trading system is too clunky to deliver the required impetus to decarbonisation.

People displaced by climate crisis to testify in first-of-its-kind hearing in US

Friday - Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hear how climate is driving forced migration across the Americas.

NYC pensions sued for shedding fossil fuels

Friday - Monica Weiss joined college students, financial experts, faith leaders, and then-New York City Public Advocate Letitia James to demand that the NYC's five public pension funds factor the financial...

Alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water

Friday - African countries will suffer significant economic loss after 2050 if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, a new study by the Center for Global Development has found.

Real solutions to climate change in Africa are about people, not profit

Friday - The continent’s leaders should resist quick fixes and deadly traps offered by the market and bring the people at the centre of the climate action.

EU's appetite for Beyond Meat lifts share price

Friday - At first glance, the fourth quarter earnings report published in February by the plant-based foods company Beyond Meat is nothing to write home about.

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Friday - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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TEN YEARS AGO…

Friday - Ten years ago, it was thought the government might be getting ready to finally take action on dismal domestic carbon prices.
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Native snails heading for extinction

Tuesday - Media release | New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the...

Tohatoha launches new climate change education initiative – The Climate Disinformation Night School

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Non-profit community education group Tohatoha announced it is...

Water quality and climate change top survey issues again: Otago Regional Council

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Water quality and climate change remain the most important...

Time to name the silent killer: heatwaves

20 Feb 24 - Media release - As Western Australia reels from record-breaking heat, the...

Govt to spend $3.6 billion on environment in 2023/24 fiscal year

15 Feb 24 - Media release | Central government agencies are estimated to spend $3.6 billion...

Mongolian Dzud: Extreme weather puts 90% of country at ‘high risk’

14 Feb 24 - Media release | The ongoing “white and iron” dzud in Mongolia has reached a...

Forest & Bird says hazard policy a must to protect Kiwi communities from future floods

13 Feb 24 - Media release | Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts –...

Academics weigh in on Smith V Fonterra

9 Feb 24 - Media release - The Supreme Court's decision to advance Michael Smith's climate...

Otago Regional Council expects new electric buses will significantly impact emissions

8 Feb 24 - Media release | The first of a fleet of electric buses (e-buses) will appear on...

Extreme weather a critical concern for the next decade of farming, experts say

7 Feb 24 - Media Release | Climate change, extreme weather events and water quality are...

Antarctic frontier project ‘tantalisingly close’ to vital climate secrets

1 Feb 24 - Media release | An international team co-led by GNS Science Te Pū Ao, Te...

CarbonPool, the world's first carbon credit insurance company, raises $12M

30 Jan 24 - Media release - CarbonPool helps society reach net zero by providing in-kind...

New research into carbon sequestration potential of kelp

29 Jan 24 - Media release - Could kelp be a secret weapon in the fight against climate...

Rise in new renewable electricity generation projects

26 Jan 24 - Media release - A report commissioned by the Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko...

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