This climate-safe house, which was one of the stars of Dunedin’s Home and Living Show at the weekend, is moved by crane into position at Waitati yesterday.
With the Interim Climate Change Commission (ICCC) calling for the electrification of up to half our national vehicle fleet by 2035, and almost half of those expected to be in Auckland, Vector and Auckland residents have embarked on a trial to test smart technology that could help manage the change. This is the first time a trial of this nature and scale has been conducted in New Zealand.
A combination of new vehicle technologies and behavioural changes could reduce New Zealand’s transport emissions by up to 90% of 2015 levels by 2050.
From declaring a climate emergency to setting a 1.5 degree regional target, Auckland Council has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to doing its bit to tackle climate change. The question is, how exactly does it plan to do that? Acting chief sustainability officer Alec Tang explains.
Contact Energy has stepped up its commitment to help tackle climate change, by setting new ambitious emissions reduction targets. The new targets cement it among the first power companies in the world to have their targets verified to the highest
level of ambition for the energy industry by the leading authority, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Tairawhiti businesses are right behind the climate change strike on Friday.
Hikurangi Cannabis Company will send staff to support the cause, and the CEOs of Eastland Community Trust (ECT) and Eastland Group have also backed the protest.
The School Strike 4 Climate is being held around New Zealand, a week on from the world protest last Friday
New Zealand’s first elevated work platform (EWP) electric truck has joined Waikato lines company WEL Networks’ fleet.
thinkstep ANZ first NZ company to update its science-based target in line with keeping warming to 1.5°C
thinkstep ANZ is the first New Zealand company to update its science-based target in line with keeping warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.
The new target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which helps companies identify how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to make their own contribution to limiting global warming.
The report tackles key themes including climate change and carbon reduction, embracing diversity and inclusion, supporting sustainable tourism, working with suppliers and reducing waste and plastic.
Air New Zealand Head of Sustainability Lisa Daniell says she is pleased at the airline’s progress against its goals, but admits there is still much work to be done.
I’m particularly proud that in New Zealand our private sector Climate Leaders’ Coalition collectively represents over 60% of our total emissions profile.
Having a network of business leaders committed to science based targets in line with the Paris Agreement creates incredible leverage and the opportunity to apply international best practice to dramatically reduce their emissions.
The Green Building Council has put out an ambitious roadmap that illustrates how to make all of New Zealand’s buildings and homes zero carbon.
Synlait Milk’s emissions savings after 10 years of its electrode boiler at the Dunsandel plant will be equivalent of emissions from 9600 houses.
The change is part of the company’s ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas inventory, both in its own activity and the on-farm emissions of its farmers.
Off-farm it wants to reduce total greenhouse gas per kilo of product by 50% by 2028 from the 2017-18 base measurement of 1.13kg carbon dioxide equivalent.