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Government incentives for green bonds may be necessary: Reserve Bank

Friday - The Reserve Bank has suggested incentives such as tax breaks may be necessary to grow New Zealand’s green bond market at the pace required to combat climate change.

NZ ETS Look-Up tables should be altered to include planted native forests: Pure Advantage

Friday - New research by environmental group Pure Advantage shows that the difference in carbon sequestration rates of pine and planted native forests is much less than previously thought.

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the Australian government announced a contestable biochar research fund worth $2 million.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Auckland leading the charge for city carbon taxes

Thursday - If Auckland Council adopts a proposal by mayor Phil Goff for a "Climate Action Targeted Rate" it will become one of the first cities in the world with a carbon tax.

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, the price of carbon was spiralling downwards in Europe. The price of a tonne of carbon in Europe was just NZ$9.30 compared to NZ$11 in New Zealand.

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.


ETS auction clears at $68

Wednesday - THE final NZ ETS auction of the year cleared at a price of $68 today.

Luxon's climate change credentials

Wednesday - The new leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, touted his climate change credentials in his maiden speech.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, scientists were warning that toxic cadmium levels, soil compaction and carbon loss were looming as major problems for farming.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Where to now for the price of carbon?

Tuesday - In contrast to some offshore markets where carbon prices have surged to all time highs following COP26, in New Zealand they’ve plateaued at around $65.

James Shaw's response to Newsweek article

Tuesday - Climate change minister James Shaw has responded to a Newsweek ranking that placed New Zealand 16th on a list of the 20 least ambitious countries in tackling the climate crises.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Business New Zealand and The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development merged to form the Sustainable Business Council.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Tightening NZU supply one of the strongest options for cutting emissions: Cabinet paper

29 Nov 21 - “A clearly-signalled and well-paced tightening” of the supply of NZUs is one of the strongest options available for cutting New Zealand’s emissions, according to a recently released Cabinet paper.

Newsweek ranks New Zealand among the 20 least ambitious countries on climate

29 Nov 21 - New Zealand has been ranked 16th worst – one place above Saudi Arabia – in a list of the 20 least ambitious countries on climate published by Newsweek yesterday.

10 YEARS AGO...

29 Nov 21 - Ten years ago, Fonterra announced it was forcing all its farmers to fence their streams. However, fresh water ecologist Mike Joy questioned the effectiveness of the ban that allowed farmers to leave...

WORTH NOTING...

29 Nov 21 - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.


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Tourism industry challenge to cut carbon

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NZ Super Fund ranked among the world’s most responsible asset allocators

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