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Fish & Game supports calls for forestry re-focus

Friday - Media Release - Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead refocus on native plantings for better long-term environmental and social outcomes.

Timaru’s on-demand public transport hits 200,000 ride milestone

Friday - Media Release - Timaru’s on-demand public transport hits 200,000 ride milestone Innovation has paid off in Timaru as the city’s new on-demand public transport service goes from strength to strength.

Auckland's living bus shelters coming to life

Thursday - Two of Auckland’s bus shelters have come to life with more than 1000 plants adorning their walls and roofs.

Climate change awareness not matched by action

Tuesday - Media Release - We know we must do better by the planet, but when will we start? As Aotearoa’s awareness of climate change and its impact increases, Stuff’s latest NowNext survey asked Kiwis how that knowledge is influencing decisions in their everyday lives. The findings shine a light on how important sustainability really is to Kiwis

Global fisheries even worse than thought

Monday - Media Release - The decline in fish populations is far worse than previously estimated, according to Minderoo Foundation’s Global Fishing Index (GFI) - the largest independent assessment of global fish stocks to date

International unions call for jobs to be at centre of a just transition

19 Nov 21 - Media Release - The COP26 climate agreement acknowledged the science, recognised the gaps to realise the 1.5C target and embedded the call for Just Transition but the compromises made in Glasgow fall short on ambition, finance, responsibility and inclusion.

New Zealand’s first carbon zero hospital unveiled

18 Nov 21 - Forté Hospital in Christchurch has been named New Zealand’s first Toitû carbonzero certified hospital.

Signature Homes tackles carbon emissions from home construction

18 Nov 21 - Media Release - Signature Homes has signalled its intention to mitigate its house construction carbon dioxide emissions by planting around 45,000 native trees annually

It’s up to citizens and markets to kiss fossil fuels goodbye: Barry Coates

18 Nov 21 - Media Release - Governments made some progress during COP26, but not enough. Now the mantle passes to citizens and markets to decarbonise our economy, says Mindful Money's CEO Barry Coates.

Activists condemn Covid fast tracking of motorways

17 Nov 21 - Media Release - The Covid fast track consenting panel, set up by the Ardern Government under the Covid 19 Fast-Track Consenting Act, has approved the expansion of State Highway 1, which will see a...

COP26 ends with a strong result on carbon markets: EDF

15 Nov 21 - After six years of difficult and technical negotiations, the UN climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow finally gave us a strong Paris Agreement rulebook for international cooperation through carbon...

Half-baked carbon market rules fail to take heat off the climate: Carbon Market Watch

15 Nov 21 - After over five years of dithering and two weeks of intensive negotiations, the world’s governments settled on slimmed-down ground rules for carbon markets under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6.

New Zealand’s first zero emissions truck trial

12 Nov 21 - Media Release - Auckland Transport (AT) welcomes New Zealand’s first trial of 100 per cent electric trucks.

Lincoln University scientists launch eco-pond

12 Nov 21 - Media Release - Renowned Lincoln University scientists, Emeritus Professor Keith Cameron and Professor Hong Di, have delivered another breakthrough technology with an immediate benefit for the dairy...

Declaration reacts to biomass industry "greenwashing drive"

11 Nov 21 - Media Release - Environmental organisations are pledging their opposition to burning forest biomass for renewable energy in a declaration issued at the Glasgow climate conference (COP26).

Urgent Couriers replaces Auckland car fleet with electric cargo bikes

11 Nov 21 - Media Release - Certified carbon zero courier company Urgent Couriers will take 40 to 50 tonnes of carbon emissions a year out of inner-city Auckland by replacing its city fleet of cars with electric...

Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future

10 Nov 21 - Media Release - While COP26 today focuses on science and innovation’s role in combating climate change, Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to...

New FAO analysis reveals carbon footprint of agri-food supply chain

10 Nov 21 - Food processing, packaging, transport, household consumption and waste disposal are pushing the food supply chain to the top of the greenhouse gas emitters list, according to a new study led by the...

Australasia’s biggest ever electric bus order

9 Nov 21 - Media Release - AUSTRALAISA'S biggest electric bus order has been announced, in a partnership between Auckland Transport (AT) and NZ Bus.

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