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  • Fruit Hanging at Close to Ground Level: Denis Hocking's blog, December 21, 2014
    On his return from the Climate Change Conference in Lima, earlier this month, Climate Change Minister, Hon. Tim Groser claimed that New Zealand was in a difficult position because it…
  • Gobal emissions and biofuels: Dean Satchell's blog, October 09, 2014
    Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels and cement production grew 2.3 percent to a record high of 36 billion tonnes CO2 in 2013. CSIRO's Dr Pep Canadell,…

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  • No need for delay in forest planting May 2017
    Forest owners are saying the government needs to get extra forest planting under way and not wait until next year for a report to be presented on climate change. The…
  • Forest Owners want Vivid Economics Report implemented March 2017
    The Forest Owners Association says policy makers must decide soon on which option to adopt from the just released Vivid report recommending various scenarios for making New Zealand carbon neutral.…
  • Forest Owners urge farmers to plant more trees February 2017
    Forest Owners say the new Federated Farmers' policy on climate change is a major step to help farmers understand trees are not an alternative to farming, but rather trees are…
  • More trees part of the answer to agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions October 2016
    The Forest Owners Association is backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more plantation forests to be planted in New Zealand to offset greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.…
  • ETS subsidy removal could deliver efficiency June 2016
    The New Zealand Wood Council says the government decision to phase out a polluters’ subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a step in the right direction, but much…
  • Pure Advantage calls for 1.3 million hectares of new forest in New Zealand April 2016
    As set forth in the Pure Advantage discussion paper, Our Forest Future, this goal is defined as ambitious but realistic. Our Forest Future "Our future forests will add national value…
  • Bennett supported by forest owners at New York signing April 2016
    Forest owners say the formal adoption of the Paris climate change agreement in New York on Friday [22 April] will potentially have great benefits for both plantation and natural forests…
  • Meaningful carbon price is vital to future of forestry February 2016
    New Zealand’s third largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking. Ministry for Primary Industries figures reveal that only 3000 hectares of new forest were planted in 2015 and that the…
  • Government agricultural emissions pledge December 2015
    The New Zealand Institute of Forestry suggests there is cost-effective technologies Agriculture can do about their emissions. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) strongly disagree with the Prime Minister…
  • The NZ Farm Forestry Association Welcomes the Green Party’s Climate Plan September 2015
    The Green Party launched their climate plan yesterday, and the NZ Farm Forestry Association is pleased to note that the forestry industry forms one of the major planks of this…
  • Wood Council: Emission targets should be fair and include agriculture June 2015
    The forest and wood processing industries have urged the government to set a credible emissions target and to implement it fairly. Emission targets need to be fair and credible. “The…
  • Bold Climate Change Target Achievable June 2015
    New Zealand officials can confidently table a bold ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contribution’ to a global climate change target, argues the NZ Farm Forestry Association. The next United Nations Climate Change…
  • Global call finds NZ forest policies wanting March 2015
    Forest owners and wood processors world-wide are calling for governments to recognise the role of forests and wood products in combating climate change. Forests and climate change is the theme…
  • ETS Crisis Meeting called for February 2015
    Forest owners are asking the government to call an urgent meeting of primary sector leaders and iwi to deal with the country’s greenhouse gas emissions blow-out. They say a lack…
  • Forest owners welcome Labour's climate initiatives August 2014
    Labour’s proposal to set up an independent Climate Commission to advise the government on how to meet its emissions targets has been welcomed by the Forest Owners Association. “It will…
  • Forest owners given another ETS whack May 2014
    A measure hidden in the fine print of the Budget has forest owners wondering why they are again being unfairly singled out. In a Bill that is expected to become…
  • Trees for Fun and Profit: NZFFA Trees on Farms field day, 26 May 2012, Otaki May 2012
    Trees for Fun – and Profit NZFFA Trees on Farms Workshop and field day 9.30am, Saturday 26 May 2012 Rotary Hall, Aotaki Street, Otaki The latest in a series of…
  • Trees on Farms: Exploring Hill Country Options April 2012
    Following successful workshops in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay, the next Trees on Farms workshop will be held on the King Country property of Barrie and Jude Tatham, and will explore…
  • Workshops promote diverse benefits of trees on farms September 2011
    A new three year programme of regionally-based workshops launching this November will help pastoral farmers and their advisors identify the economic and environmental benefits of planting trees on their properties…
  • The Cost of doing Nothing! September 2011
    ETS dates loom for Deforested Land and small forest owners – Don’t get caught in jail! At the risk of sounding repetitive ‘Pre-1990 forestry land’ owners are captured by the legislation…
  • Government rob small forest growers of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of carbon from their trees March 2011
    Small forest growers are outraged with the contempt shown by Government towards them in its recently announced decision on the Field Measurement Approach (FMA) in estimating carbon sequestration in their…
  • Claim your credits February 2011
    Are farmers with pre-1990 forests so well off they don't need to claim their credits? The Government has all this money to give away to owners of pre 1990 forests…
  • Consultation on a Field Measurement Approach for post-1989 forests October 2010
    Excerpt from Sustainable Forestry Bulletin Issue 20 - 15 October 2010: MAF has issued a consultation document with proposals for a Field Measurement Approach (FMA) to determining carbon stocks in post-1989…
  • Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) update - Forestry July 2009
    from Sustainable Forestry Bulletin - July 2009 Forestry remains actively in the ETS. The obligation to surrender emissions units to meet deforestation liabilities from 1 January 2008 remains unchanged. However,…
  • Tackling Agriculture's Carbon Footprint July 2009
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's recently released study on the likely impact of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) on agriculture has, understandably, created considerable alarm in farming circles. Under…
  • Mixed Score-Card for Govt July 2009
    The NZ Farm Forestry Association, (FFA), has reacted favourably to much of the Government's new climate change and emissions trading proposals says President, Patrick Milne. The Government finally seems to…
  • Green groups and foresters join forces on climate change September 2007
    Major environmental and forest industry groups are calling for the government to adopt climate change policies that are fair, efficient and apply to all industries. This follows a decision to…

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