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Latest Emissions Trading Scheme headlines from nzherald.co.nz

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    In the last general election, policy to tackle our greenhouse gas emissions was put front-and-centre with a Climate Voter movement and a televised debate devoted to the issue.That demand for action hasn't waned - and this year Waikato...

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    Businessman and former Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard is endorsing the Labour Party for government because he feels that National is acting too slowly on climate change.Hubbard is the latest to appear in a series of promotional videos...

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    This year is turning out to be a sizzler for Australia, showing that global warming is alive and well.However, as this country burns, climate action by the Australian and New Zealand governments seems tied up in knots.Let's recap...

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    What could a change of government mean for New Zealand's environment and science sectors? NZ Science Media Centre director Peter Griffin looks at the five big factors. After days of reading reports from frustrated reporters camped...

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    Researchers have begun building a business case for a proposed bond that could be used to fund the planting of permanent native forests in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf and elsewhere in the country.A new project, led by consultant Sam...

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    Climate change action has emerged as a winner in deals just signed between Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First.The parties have agreed to introduce a new Zero Carbon Act and launch a new independent Climate Commission, based...

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    Is there anything special about pastoral farming that would warrant continuing to treat it differently from other emissions-intensive, trade-exposed (EITE) industries?That is one question facing the Productivity Commission in its...

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    Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Climate Change. New Zealand needs a more...

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    A man who wants to plant 25ha of forest on steep Waitotara hills is frustrated he can't be told whether the carbon it stores will earn him carbon credits.He says Government's tree planting aim will fail unless registering for the...

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    The owners of two Whanganui forests are frustrated by the difficulty of getting their trees registered in New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).Neil Walker wants to plant eucalypts on steep land in the Waitotara Valley. If...

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    A Whanganui pine forest once deemed eligible for inclusion in the Emissions Trading Scheme has been deemed 83 per cent ineligible.Majority shareholder Dr Tom Clarkson QSO says the owners have been "messed around with a lot" by the...

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    Neil Walker is going out on a limb in order to get more forest happening.The Taranaki regional councillor has heard a lot of complaints about the way Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff decide which forests can be part of...

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    A new UK-style commission will look at whether the agriculture sector should be folded into New Zealand's emissions trading scheme, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says.The latest greenhouse gas emissions inventory showed xpansion...

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    Investing in a low-emission future now could save New Zealand big in the future, a new Government-commissioned report has found.The report, by Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay of economic research collective Mohio, investigated opportunities...

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    The Productivity Commission has called for big-emitting agriculture to be pulled into the emissions trading scheme (ETS), among other suggested bold steps toward a low-emission economy.The ETS remains New Zealand's main lever for...

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    1. Boiled down, New Zealand can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 from driving hard on two simple goals:a) convert the transport fleet to electricity quickly, followed by industrial heat; andb) plant trees at a rate not...

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    Better planning, resourcing, and leadership have been urgently called for by a top-level panel helping New Zealand prepare for a warmer, wetter and wilder future.Months after it declared New Zealand didn't have a strategy to adapt...

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    Half a century ago, the Manapouri Power Project blew up into one of our nation's biggest environmental rows. In her new book, environmental historian Catherine Knight has tracked the history of green governance in New Zealand since,...

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    A new study has suggested a fresh way to account for the greenhouse gas that makes up much of New Zealand's contribution to climate change.Methane, under current measures, contributes nearly 40 per cent to the heat-trapping effect...

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    A farmer way up the Waitōtara Valley plans to get carbon credits from his poplars and is planting mānuka and using cattle to open up the ground for regenerating native bush.Diversifying appeals to Roger Pearce, who has...

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