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Ten years ago

TEN YEARS AGO…

Today 11:45am - Ten years ago, furious forest owners said that forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme would come to a sudden halt because the government had shown it could change the rules at the drop of a hat.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, the UN weather agency confirmed concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere had crossed a new threshold.

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, a litigator turned forest manager said that the government’s surprise move to close an arbitrage loophole for forest owners could be legally challenged.

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Monday - Ten years ago, a $600-million Treaty of Waitangi claim over the government’s climate change policies and carbon prices was going ahead.

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24 May 24 - Ten years ago, US scientists predicted a 70% rise in ground-level ozone and expected poor air quality and health problems to become the summertime norm.

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23 May 24 - Ten years ago, Oxfam reported that the ten largest food and beverage companies, if combined, would equate to the 25th most polluting country in the world.

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22 May 24 - Ten years ago, small-scale farmers from Peru, China and Bhutan agreed to share indigenous crop varieties in an initiative to help adaptation to climate change.


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21 May 24 - Ten years ago, Japanese scientists announced they had extracted gas from offshore deposits of methane hydrate.

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20 May 24 - Ten years ago, the government feared an “arbitrage loophole” allowing forest owners to move in and out of the ETS could cost up to $231 million over two years.

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17 May 24 - Ten years ago, the global cost of pegging global warming to 2 degrees rose by $8 trillion in two years, due to soaring coal use.

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16 May 24 - Ten years ago, the government targeted post-1989 forest owners with anti-arbitrage measures, saying it was the only sector that could move in and out of the ETS.

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15 May 24 - Ten years ago, scientists calculated that maize crops could lose 15 percent of their yield within 50 years.

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14 May 24 - Ten years ago, the government planned to stop owners of post-1989 forests from using Kyoto credits to meet existing obligations.

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13 May 24 - Ten years ago, the Māori Party said it was being forced against its will to support government moves to stamp out arbitrage by one sector of the carbon market.

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10 May 24 - Ten years ago, the government was hoping Southland would become a supply hub for a wood-fuel industry.

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9 May 24 - Ten years ago, Air New Zealand installed the largest single solar array in New Zealand at its Auckland Technical Operations base.

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8 May 24 - Ten years ago, an environmental law expert said companies should be required to take out public liability insurance to protect taxpayers.

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7 May 24 - Ten years ago, the solar industry said businesses were keen on solar, but needed official help from the government.

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6 May 24 - Ten years ago, air pollution in Timaru and Christchurch exceeded World Health Organisation guidelines.


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