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Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Manufacturers are complaining about the cost of the Government's greenhouse gas reduction target as environmentalists and the Labour Party continue to criticise it for being too weak.

Forum Talks About Climate Change Amid Protests

Forum Talks About Climate Change Amid Protests
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Cairns, Aug 5 NZPA - As Pacific leaders and their delegations watched the opening ceremony at the Pacific Islands Forum summit inside the Cairns Convention Centre today, activists elsewhere in Queensland were protesting climate change policies.

No New Tree Planting Likely - Forestry Group

No New Tree Planting Likely - Forestry Group
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - New Zealand's private sector will not plant more trees under planned changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), a forestry group says.

Academics Urge Tree Planting To Mitigate Emissions

Academics Urge Tree Planting To Mitigate Emissions
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - New Zealanders will have to plant new forests, boost the use of existing forests as carbon sinks, and increase the use of wood in construction to significantly cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.

Kyoto Liability Wiped Out By Trees Says Nick Smith

Kyoto Liability Wiped Out By Trees Says Nick Smith
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Fears of a billion dollar bill under New Zealand's climate change obligations have been wiped out by a discovery that there are more trees than people thought.

40 Percent Target Too Hard Says Smith As Trees Reduce Kyoto Bill

40 Percent Target Too Hard Says Smith As Trees Reduce Kyoto Bill
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Attempting to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020 would cause too much economic hardship, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.

40 Percent Target Too Hard Says Smith As Trees Reduce Kyoto Bill

40 Percent Target Too Hard Says Smith As Trees Reduce Kyoto Bill
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Attempting to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020 would cause too much economic hardship, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.

Emissions Reduction Target `A Huge Task' Smith Tells Parliament

Emissions Reduction Target `A Huge Task' Smith Tells Parliament
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions have increased so much since 1990 that it is going to be "a huge task" to reverse them, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith told Parliament today.

Govt Asks How Much Pain Public Is Willing To Take In Carbon Cuts

Govt Asks How Much Pain Public Is Willing To Take In Carbon Cuts
Wellington, June 27 NZPA - The Government will next month ask members of the public to tell it how much the nation should slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to mitigate the effects of global warming. The deeper the cuts, the more pain the NZ economy is likely to feel.

Govt Stages Meetings In Run-Up To Setting Carbon-Cutting Target

Govt Stages Meetings In Run-Up To Setting Carbon-Cutting Target
Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - The Government says it will stage hui and other public meetings and will meet business groups to consult on setting a target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

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