Climate change

Agriculture Can Meet its Share of Kyoto Target at a Profit

The agriculture sector can meet its share of the nation’s Kyoto emissions reduction target at a profit. As livestock farming accounts for 49% of New Zealand’s emissions, such cuts would …

A Convenient Untruth

The agriculture sector can meet its share of the nation’s Kyoto emissions reduction target at a profit. As livestock farming accounts for 49% of New Zealand’s emissions, such cuts would …

Heat Treatment

New Zealand’s climate change policy was built upon major mis-estimates and stray projections of the nation’s position under the Kyoto Protocol – worth well over a billion dollars. Their initial …
24 March 2007|Topics:

New Attack on GM Food Safety Testing Standards

Australian and New Zealand regulators are failing to resist an audacious bid by GM plant developers to have them abandon a fundamental principle of food safety testing. The internationally accepted …
7 February 2007|Topics: , , ,

Potential Scale of Kyoto Bill Will Drive Setting of a Price on Carbon

The Sustainability Council welcomes Government’s indication that its favoured cross-sector mechanism for addressing greenhouse gas emissions is an emissions trading regime. However, such a mechanism for setting a price on …
11 December 2006|Topics: ,

Give Greenhouse Gas Emission Permits to Citizens, Not Emitters

An equitable and effective approach to addressing climate change can be set through giving each citizen an equal number of emission permits. Addressing climate change requires a price to be …
2 November 2006|Topics:

Popular Decarbonisation

An equitable and effective approach to addressing climate change can be set through giving each citizen an equal number of emission permits. Addressing climate change requires a price to be …
2 November 2006|Topics:

Keeping Tabs on Rogue GMOs

Conditions for the international trade of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are to become tougher as a result of changes to the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol. Buried in the diplomatic language of …
22 May 2006|Topics: ,