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Blakely Pacific http://www.blakely-pacific.co.nz/ Carter Holt Harvey Limited http://www.chh.com/ Fonterra http://www.fonterra.com/ Forestry Investment (Forest Enterprises Ltd) http://forestenterprises.co.nz/ Landcorp http://www.landcorp.co.nz/ New Zealand Forest Owners' Association http://www.nzfoa.org.nz/ PF Olsen Group Limited http://www.pfolsen.com/ Wairakei Pastoral
The Flexible Land Use Alliance says that including a Forestry Offset Scheme in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) legislation could significantly address Te Rknanga o Ngi Tahu’s concerns about the impact of the scheme on its land values and avoid the unravelling of its 1998 Treaty settlement.
The Flexible Land Use Alliance has advised the Green and New Zealand First parties, whose votes in Parliament will decide whether the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) becomes law, that they should not support any ETS that does not include a Forestry Offset Scheme.
The Flexible Land Use Alliance has welcomed reported comments by New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan that the New Zealand and Australian Emissions Trading Schemes (ETSs) will be made compatible over time.
The Flexible Land Use Alliance has welcomed moves by the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee to include provisions for a Forestry Offset Scheme in the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill and is urging Parliament as a whole to ensure it comes into force on 1 September 2008 along with the rest of the Bill.
Flexible Land Use Alliance Representatives.
The National PartyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s announcement today that it will pursue a Forestry Offset Scheme through the parliamentary process means there is now an overwhelming majority for the measure on both the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee and in Parliament as a whole, the Flexible Land Use Alliance said today.
WELLINGTON — Thank you for attending today’s launch of the Flexible Land Use Alliance, and the release of our recommendations on climate change policy.
The Forestry Offset Scheme, proposed by the Flexible Land Use Alliance today, will see investors buying and foresting some of the more than 800,000 hectares of seriously eroding land found in New Zealand’s high country.
The prospect of the Government imposing massive retrospective liabilities on owners of land planted in forestry before 1 January 1990 who decide to change the use of their land risks having a chilling effect on investor sentiment throughout the economy, the Flexible Land Use Alliance said today.
Some of the country’s largest exporting companies have joined forces to seek changes to the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that they say will encourage the planting of more than 800,000 hectares of seriously eroding hill country land.
The Flexible Land Use Alliance is warning that the Forestry Offset Scheme it is promoting to policymakers is not the complete answer to the destruction in land values that would occur were forests planted prior to 1 January 1990 included in the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
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