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Ten years ago

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Friday - Ten years ago, the ACT Party was calling for the scrapping of the ETS.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, the UN and more than 200 financial institutions warned that huge losses, both financial and environmental, would result from a failure to agree on a climate change agreement that spurs private sector investment in efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, the head of a panel reviewing the ETS said farmers should be brought under the scheme and said in time they could find themselves profiting from ability to offset emissions through forest planting. (Needless to say, farm emissions are yet to come under the ETS.)

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, the then climate change minister Nick Smith was predicting NZUs would be fetching $50 by 2017 - in fact prices peaked at just $21 that year, and only reached $50 last month.

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Monday - Ten years ago, the then Labour opposition was touting plans for SOEs to help kick-start an export-driven clean tech sector.

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10 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, the Asian Development Bank was warning climate change would see an increase in hunger and food shortages among the Pacific's poorest people if action wasn't taken.

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9 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, OXFAM and WFF proposed a carbon tax on international shipping - saying it could break a decade long impasse. (plus ça change, plus c'est la même etc.)


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8 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, Pure Advantage was criticising the government for trying to attract fossil fuel investment into the country.

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7 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, the European Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, congratulated New Zealand on its ETS saying it was one of the first countries outside of Europe to take action on climate change.

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6 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, the decision by Australian police not to charge an MP with fraud over the use of a work credit card to hire a prostitute was reported to have saved a proposed carbon tax.

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3 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, Waikato University opened its Environmental Research Institute. (Today it's launching the country's first undergraduate degree in climate change.)

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2 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, the Australian Government announced $35.2 million in funding to green-up 90 buildings across the nation. The money came from the Gillard government's Green Building Fund and the Tax...

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1 Sep 21 - Ten years ago, new rules for measuring the carbon stored in forests came into force.

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30 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, Genesis Energy was reporting it was ahead of schedule in cutting greenhouse gases from its emissions with a 30% reduction on the year before.

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27 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, scientists revealed that climate change was leading to animals and plant habitats moving from the equator towards the poles at the equivalent of around 20cm per hour, for every hour of...

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26 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, Australia passed legislation establishing a regulated market for carbon offsets.

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25 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, the UN released a report saying investing in ecosystems woud boost food security, improve resilience to climate change and provide economic benefits for poor communities. (Not sure...

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24 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, a local manufacturer of wind turbines said the decision of state-owned energy companies to buy subsidised wind turbines from offshore had killed off local manufacturing.

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23 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, Carbon Match began offering forward carbon.


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