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Barriers to Adoption of No-Cost Options for Mitigation of Agricultural Emissions: A Typology

Something stops farmersMitigating emissions.Find the barriers.This typology is intended as background for assessing the existence and significance of barriers to adoption of no-cost mitigation options in agriculture. It is based on a literature review, including the...

The role of land-use change

Even if livestock agriculture could technically be achieved with extremely low emissions, and currently it cannot, other land uses may be more profitable for New Zealand farmers once the costs of greenhouse gases and excessive...

Evolution of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Sectoral Coverage and Point of Obligation

Emission pricing can have more effect when it reaches far and wide.When it was launched in 2008, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) pioneered the design concept of implementing an emissions trading scheme...

Facilitating Carbon Offsets from Native Forests

Natives get rewards    Can we make it easier?    Birds and climate win.    This note aims to help firms looking to offset their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions reductions from native forestry sequestration...

New Offset Options for New Zealand

Storing carbon down    below ground and in the sea    makes a better world.    This report synthesises the current state of scientific knowledge around the issues associated with three innovative carbon reduction or removal...

Evolution of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Linking

Cooperation    lowers mitigation costs,    but linking is hard.   The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) was conceived as New Zealand’s gateway to the international carbon market with two objectives:assisting New Zealand to...

A Timeline of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme

Emissions trading can be a powerful tool for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ETS transforms a regulatory limit on emissions into an emissions price set by the marketplace, creating economic incentives for producers,...

Major milestones of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

When it was introduced in 2008, the NZ ETS was the first emissions trading system in the world designed to cover all sectors of the economy (with phased entry) and the six major greenhouse gases....

Avoiding the Unmanageable: Getting to a low emission future

By the end of this century, the world needs to transition away from fossil fuel use and to a low emissions future to limit climate change. Technologies are rapidly evolving to make this possible but...

NZ Emission Trading Scheme Review Submission

This is the submission made by Suzi Kerr and Catherine Leining of Motu in the first round of the ETS Review of 2016.

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