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CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

SBC and CLC welcome Friday’s announcement from Government around a bipartisan inquiry into an enduring climate adaptation framework for New Zealand, which is consistent with the recommendations we have made in our pre-election policy priorities paper. “Such a...

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CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Meridian Energy first to release climate change risk report

Meridian Energy has released New Zealand’s first corporate report disclosing risks to its business resulting from climate change.

Prepared in accordance with guidance from the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the report lays out the physical risks Meridian faces from a rise in global temperature, as well as the impacts of transitioning to a low carbon future.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Ravensdown takes big picture view on new carbon target

Declaring its first ever carbon target, Ravensdown is including the footprint of the products it supplies. The farm nutrient and environmental experts have calculated and committed to the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, to make a start on contributing to New Zealand’s Paris Agreement obligations.
“We’re committed to doing our part to mitigate climate change, support New Zealand emissions reduction targets and honour our Climate Leaders Coalition commitments,” said Greg Campbell, Ravensdown’s Chief Executive.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

3R Group – Taking on one of the biggest, invisible causes of climate change

A project has begun in New Zealand for the refrigerants industry to tackle one of the most potent, but least known causes of climate change.The gases used in refrigerants – perfluorocarbons (PFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) – are rated among the most effective at trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere; thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide with respect to their global warming potential, says sustainability expert Darren Patterson. This, combined with their widespread use, makes them a high priority target for tackling climate change worldwide, he says.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

DETA Consulting sets its carbon targets

DETA Consulting works closely with many of New Zealand’s largest energy users, and carbon emitters, to
improve their carbon footprint through improved efficiencies across their organisations. We are proud
of the impact that we have reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint – to date our work has reduced
carbon emissions across New Zealand industry by more than 30,000 tonnes per year.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Independent Advisory Board commences work with Waste Management

Leading independent experts are providing guidance and oversight to Waste Management’s sustainability strategy For Future Generations.

It is part of the drive by Waste Management, which is New Zealand’s leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider, to deliver on the commitments made in its sustainability strategy, launched last year.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

No new coal boilers for Fonterra

Fonterra is shaving eleven years off its coal target, as it announces a new commitment to reduce its reliance on coal.
This commitment is the latest in a series of targets the Co-operative has set as it looks to embed sustainability at the heart of everything it does.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Waste Management welcomes calls for more electric vehicles

Waste Management NZ welcomes the Interim Climate Change Commission’s call today for more electrification of New Zealand’s road fleet in reducing carbon emissions.

Managing Director Tom Nickels said the report was a reminder of the environmental benefits of EVs, with the company having started its shift to EV waste collection trucks three years ago.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Meridian Energy – ICCC Accelerated Electrification report an essential step to pushing for a cleaner future

Meridian Energy’s CE Neal Barclay says he strongly supports the Interim Climate Change Panel’s (ICCC) Accelerated Electrification recommendations to the Government.

“The ICCC recommendations show us we can take action now and it won’t cost us the earth,” says Neal. “Accelerating the electrification of transport and process heat is one of the smartest ways New Zealand can actively and significantly reduce emissions and improve the competitiveness of New Zealand business in a global context.”

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Stuff – we asked about climate coverage and got 15,000 responses

Give us hope. Show more solutions – and less doom and gloom.
When we asked Stuff readers about media coverage of climate change, the chorus of voices implored us to help them see a path to a viable future.

In June, we surveyed our audience as part of our ongoing Quick! Save the Planet project and received a stunning 15,248 responses.

CLC and SBC welcome inquiry into bipartisan adaptation framework

Sistema Plastics committed to reducing its carbon footprint

Sistema Plastics Ltd has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by achieving Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS®) certification.

CEMARS certification is a recognised greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and reduction scheme administered by Enviro-Mark Solutions (a subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research). It is the first of a two-step process towards achieving carboNZeroCertTM certification in New Zealand.