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Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Auckland’s ambitious targets and leadership on tackling climate change have earned C40 Innovator City status from the global C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The C40 Innovator City status acknowledges Auckland’s innovation and initiatives to lower the city’s carbon emissions and protect the environment.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

The new $100m green investment fund could help upcycle older buildings

Commercial building specialists are eyeing the Government’s new $100 million “green” investment fund to help upcycle New Zealand’s old buildings. Engineering consultants Beca said there was a huge opportunity to improve New Zealand’s building stock, now believed to be belching out 20 per cent of New Zealand’s carbon pollution.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Countdown launches its first electric vehicle charging stations

Countdown, in partnership with WEL Networks, has installed three charging sites at five of its Waikato supermarkets – a first for the retailer. Electric vehicle (EV) users can charge their cars for free at either Countdown Hamilton, Countdown Bridge Street, Countdown Claudelands, Countdown St James or Countdown Huntly.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Farming sustainably

Tiaki, the sustainable dairying programme launched by Fonterra last year, is ticking all the boxes for farmers. The programme, which helps farmers farm in more sustainable ways, has been in place for a year. At its launch Fonterra set an initial target of having 1000 farm environment plans in place.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Climate change: why business action counts

Two-thirds of New Zealanders agree that climate change is the biggest problem the world is facing today, according to a 2017 Colmar Brunton survey. And in the Deloitte BusinessNZ Pre-Election Survey, climate change was one of the top 10 government-related issues for business, and more than 40% of respondents thought that climate change would affect the costs of input to their business.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Tiwai Expansion showcases New Zealand’s renewable advantage

As well as being a good for our business and great for the Southland region, this new contract helps Meridian to take action on climate change. The more aluminium that is produced in New Zealand using mainly renewable energy, the more this displaces production of aluminium using fossil fuel alternatives overseas.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

New tool helps farmers gauge carbon footprint

Meridian Energy and Westpac NZ are proud to support a new carbon calculator that gives farmers a guide to the size of their carbon footprint. The tool has been developed by Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) and Agrilink NZ, with financial assistance from Meridian Energy and Westpac NZ. It is available at www.lincoln.ac.nz/carboncalculator.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

Have yourself a very sustainable Christmas

It’s that time of year again! We know that you’ve been working hard on your carbon, energy and environmental management through the year, so don’t blow out at Christmas! Our team have put together a list of the top tips to help you increase the fun whilst reducing your environmental impact.