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Refinery closure will increase barrier to low emissions transport

Friday - Media Release - The announcement that the Marsden refinery is to be closed will increase the barrier to easy achievement of low emissions transport, says the Bioenergy Association.

Lack of action on climate stressing out young people

Friday - Media Release - Parents for Climate Aotearoa (P4CA) with a weary heart welcome the global study into climate anxiety in children and young people. The survey illustrates the depth of anxiety many young people are feeling about climate change.

Wetlands imperiled as Govt caves to industry: Forest & Bird

Thursday - Media Release - Forest & Bird is calling out the Government for backtracking on crucial freshwater reforms and has written a letter to Environment Minister David Parker vowing to fight the changes.

Investors want climate change information

Tuesday - Media Release - More than four in every five (81%) retail investors think climate related information is important to their investment decision making, with half saying companies have a responsibility to address climate change.

Organic Week @ Home

Monday - Media Release - COVID-19 may have stopped our planned in-person events, but there are loads of fun ways you can still celebrate Organic Week at home.

National won't attend COP26

10 Sep 21 - Media Release - Covid-19 has meant that New Zealanders have had to sacrifice a great deal. They have missed funerals, weddings, births, and all manner of other special moments, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Stuart Smith says.

Global conservation leaders vote for moratorium on ocean mining

9 Sep 21 - Media Release - Voting members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress--a major global gathering on nature that brings together 1,400 members from more than 170 countries--this week passed a motion calling for a moratorium on ocean mining.

Greater Wellington welcomes $1.2 billion boost

9 Sep 21 - Media Release - Greater Wellington Regional Council has welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by Minister of Transport Hon Michael Wood of the Government’s transport funding priorities for the next three...

Investment in public transport is not enough: Greens

8 Sep 21 - Media Release - The Green Party welcomes the $6 billion being invested in public transport, walking and cycling through the National Land Transport Programme, as announced by the Minister of...

Coal will wreck havoc on Australian economy: UN

7 Sep 21 - Climate change will “wreak havoc” across the Australian economy if coal is not rapidly phased out, a senior UN official warned on Monday.

Indigenous peoples call for an end to "fortress conservation"

6 Sep 21 - Media Release - The world’s first Congress to decolonize conservation has ended with a series of speakers calling for an end to “fortress conservation,” and for full recognition of Indigenous...

Air quality improvements from COVID lockdowns confirmed

6 Sep 21 - Media Release - COVID-19 lockdowns brought rapid and “unprecedented” improvements in air quality in some parts of the world - but not enough to halt climate change caused by global warming, UN...

Hamilton to spend $50 million to slash car reliance

27 Aug 21 - A startling 64% of Hamilton’s carbon emissions come from transport, and Hamilton City Council has a plan to change that.

New electric buses for Wellington

25 Aug 21 - Metlink is on track to becoming the lowest carbon emissions network in the country, as a new tranche of 10 electric vehicles (EVs) started rolling out on the road this week.

Canterbury offers NZ's first undergraduate sustainability degree

17 Aug 21 - Media Release - Business leaders are welcoming Aotearoa New Zealand’s first undergraduate sustainability degree, saying the sector is crying out for more expertise as it faces new targets and...

Auckland Council endorses fossil fuel divestment policy

13 Aug 21 - Media Release - Auckland Council's Environment and Climate Change Committee yesterday unanimously endorsed the C40 Cities Divest/Invest Declaration, reaffirming its policy of not investing in...

Auckland Universtiiy building project tops green ratings

13 Aug 21 - The University of Auckland’s Social Sciences Building has been awarded 93 points by the New Zealand Green Building Council achieving a 6 Green Star Design rating. This is the highest score awarded...

Genesis to add solar power to energy portfolio

12 Aug 21 - Media Release - Genesis Energy has signalled its intent to develop solar as part its renewable generation programme.

Contact and Genesis announce long-term renewable electricity agreement

12 Aug 21 - Media Release - Contact Energy is set to supply Genesis Energy with renewable electricity for 15 years from 2025, as part of a new, long-term power purchase agreement after key terms were signed...

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