Tagged: Kyoto

Paris climate agreement will only succeed if we avoid the pitfalls of Kyoto - Guest Work

Guest Work May 12, 2016

By Roman de Rafael, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne It was seen as cause for great celebration when representatives of 175 nations met in New York to sign the historic agreement developed at the 2015 climate summit in Paris. But is the deal enough to reign in climate change? And does it stand up to scrutiny? … Read More

Emissions trading at Paris climate talks sets us up to fail - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 15, 2015

Steffen Böhm, University of Essex The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm though it contains at least one obvious flaw. Few seem to have noticed that the main tool mooted for keeping us within the 2℃ global warming target is a massive expansion of carbon trading, including offsetting, which allows the market exchange of credits between … Read More

Don’t worry Kyoto (National’s Only Looking Out For Its Friends) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 12, 2012

The New Zealand government has announced that the country will not join the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (CP2), but will instead make voluntary commitments within the Kyoto framework [Herald, NBR]. Climate change minister Tim Groser presented this move as: …aligning [NZ's] climate change efforts with developed and developing countries which collectively are [...] … Read More

NZ in Durban: delegation gone mad? Or just business as usual? - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Dec 05, 2011

It’s getting embarrassing here in Durban. I’ve had a veritable flood of people come up to me in recent days saying things like “what the hell is your government doing?” The NZ Government has been pretty bad in these negotiations over the last few years, but things appear to have taken a turn for the [...] … Read More

Coates in Cancún: we have no more time - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 06, 2010

Oxfam NZ’s Barry Coates continues his series of on the spot reports from Cancún: in this episode, he looks at the way international negotiations work… Negotiations have picked up pace in Cancún. But it is impossible not to feel frustrated with how long it has taken to get to this point. The problem is not [...] … Read More

NZ ETS passes the Kyoto bill to our children - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 13, 2010

This guest post is by Simon Terry, Executive Director of the Sustainability Council and co author with Geoff Bertram of “The Carbon Challenge: New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme” (published by Bridget Williams Books). New Zealand’s failure to reduce emissions to its Kyoto Protocol target means the taxpayer still faces a $1.1 to $5.7 billion net [...] … Read More