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Z and Ampol – the future is low carbon

Z and Ampol – the future is low carbon

Both Z and Ampol recognise the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels – it’s what our customers expect and is a key part of our joint aspiration.

At its core, Z’s Low Carbon Transition strategy is about being relevant to the daily lives of New Zealanders now and into the low-emissions future, aiming to meet them wherever they are along the way with real options to solve what matters for them in their own sustainability journey.

ESP acquires BraveGen in bid for energy efficiency

ESP acquires BraveGen in bid for energy efficiency

New Zealand owned and operated company ESP has acquired environment and social governance data management specialist, BraveGen, which it says creates the country’s largest energy efficiency and sustainability management solutions software and services business.

ESP says it identified the need for integrated carbon accounting and emissions reduction services while meeting New Zealand’s demand for faster and more efficient carbon emission reduction.

EECA – How to cut your transport emissions and improve your carbon footprint

EECA – How to cut your transport emissions and improve your carbon footprint

Major reductions in transport are critical to achieving New Zealand’s commitment of being carbon neutral by 2050 – with 42 per cent of our carbon dioxide emissions attributed to vehicles.

For most New Zealanders, fossil-fuelled vehicles are the biggest source of our individual emissions, with nearly 70 per cent of all transport CO2 emissions coming from cars, SUVs, utes, vans and light trucks.

ANZ wants urgent action on climate change, starting with its big customers

ANZ wants urgent action on climate change, starting with its big customers

The country’s biggest bank, ANZ, says it would eventually cut off business customers who do not take a serious approach to the risks of climate change as a last resort.

In October, New Zealand became the first country to pass a law making financial organisations disclose, and act, on climate-related risk.

The new law covers about 200 large banks, credit unions and building societies, investment schemes such as KiwiSaver, licensed insurers, and listed companies.

Transpower launches green finance programme in a first for transmission grids

Transpower launches green finance programme in a first for transmission grids

Transpower today announces the launch of its Green Finance Programme, Certified under the global
Climate Bonds Standard. This important step reflects Transpower’s commitment to achieving a net
zero carbon transmission grid and supporting Aotearoa New Zealand’s net zero carbon targets. This
is the first Certification globally of a transmission grid under the newly published Electrical Grids and
Storage criteria.

Victoria University of Wellington – Sinking coastlines mean parts of Christchurch will feel impact of sea-level rise earlier than expected

Victoria University of Wellington – Sinking coastlines mean parts of Christchurch will feel impact of sea-level rise earlier than expected

Parts of Christchurch will feel the impacts of sea-level rise earlier than expected because the land is sinking, according to new data.

Large areas from Woodend to Lake Ellesmere, including Banks Peninsula, are subsiding up to three millimetres per year, which means an extra 30 centimetres of sea-level rise over the next 100 years.

The data has come from NZ SeaRise, a five-year research programme funded by the Government involving 30 local and international experts.

It has taken into account the natural rises and falls of the country’s coastline, as well as climate change and warming temperatures to project sea level rises.