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The critical role of business in transitioning Aotearoa New Zealand to a zero-carbon economy will be centre stage in Tāmaki Makaurau next week at the largest Climate Change and Business Conference yet.
CLC and SBC: National Adaptation Plan critical framework for building New Zealand’s climate resilience
The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the release of the Government’s first National Adaptation Plan (NAP) as the first step to develop an effective and enduring adaptation response for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.
The Climate Leaders Coalition is tonight officially launching a new Statement of Ambition to accelerate business action on climate change. “Just as domestic and international climate science and policy has advanced significantly since we drafted the 2017 and 2019...
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Regulations have failed to keep pace with the expansion of carbon farming, a lawyer specialising in forestry says.
Dan Williams, a lawyer with Anderson Lloyd, says carbon farming is an emerging market where demand and interest is exceeding legislative control.
No business wants to have unnecessary expenditures, particularly after a year that has tested the reserves of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Internationally more companies are going green – not only to save the planet, but also to save money. Here in New Zealand, businesses are realising that to flourish in a Covid-adapted world they can make simple but genuine steps to reduce their carbon footprint and increase the flexibility, resilience, and efficiency of their organisation.
With so many options and information, it can seem daunting, but there are lots of quick and easy steps that SMEs can make.
One way to work out what’s best for your business is through the Climate Action Toolbox, a simple self-assessment tool to help reduce the carbon footprint of any business. Using the toolbox – which was developed by BNZ in partnership with Government, business, and industry groups – businesses go through a self-assessment to identify which areas are most relevant to them and can then choose from a range of specific actions to improve their climate impact.
Suncorp New Zealand has reported that its scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions for financial year 2021, were 49% lower than its baseline FY18 emissions.
This means that the company is ahead of its goal to achieve 22% reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2022, and is on track to achieve its published target of 51% reduction by 2030.
Kerbside rubbish and recycling are continuing as normal, but you can still take steps to reduce your waste and save money.
Keeping food waste out of landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make. That’s why more and more Aucklanders are starting to compost at home.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases. Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins. Diverting food from landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make.
Dismayed (but not surprised) by the latest climate news, Ākina CEO Louise Aitken and Communications Manager Ed Watson sat down to think about what businesses could focus on as they work out how to operate in a way that’s better for the planet.
By prioritising suppliers that align with their environmental and social values, they can encourage a much wider range of companies to shift the dial on those issues.
“It could take 20-30 years to see global temperatures stabilise…” says the IPCC, but if we can control emissions, Earth will do the rest.
As we all process these findings, one thing has become clear: it’s collective action that we need to shift the dial in the right direction. This is the heart and mission behind CoGo, a free app and real-time API that helps consumers and businesses to understand, reduce and offset their carbon footprints, and align their spending with their environmental and social values. The team behind CoGo is based in Wellington and London.
DB Breweries is reducing its annual carbon emissions by 184 tonnes with a new fleet of electric forklifts.
The fleet replaces existing LPG-powered forklifts at DB’s two largest production sites, Waitemata Brewery in Auckland and DB Draught Brewery in Timaru. The carbon reduction equivalent to 350 return flights between Queenstown and Auckland.
Leading global hydrogen publication, H2 View features interviews with Firstgas Group and the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) about the role for hydrogen in decarbonising Oceania’s gas grids, and how both companies plan to power homes in the future with zero carbon gas.
Right now, electric vehicles are arguably the most polarising aspect of New Zealand’s motor industry. While some people love the idea, others pick apart the flaws until the cows come home.
One of the biggest arguments against electric vehicles is the idea that batteries are useless once they’re done their time in a car, and can’t be recycled in New Zealand.
One Kiwi group that’s looking to offer an EV battery recycling service in New Zealand goes by the name of B.I.G or Battery Industry Group, and is made up of some of our country’s heavy hitters in the electric industry.
Formed in 2018, B.I.G includes entities like the AA, Vector, Audi, the Motor Industry Association, and more.
The Climate Leaders Coalition has joined forces with SBC and EDS to host this year’s Climate Change and Business Conference.