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Record jump in energy and carbon savings from NZ efficient product sales

Today 10:30am - Media Release - The increasing energy efficiency of appliances sold in New Zealand has saved $38 million over one year and reduced carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 19,600 cars off the road1, according to EECA.

Our seas are sizzling again: Niwa

Wednesday - Media Release - Coastal sea temperatures around Aotearoa New Zealand have risen well above average, NIWA forecasters say.

Hamilton's emissions up

Wednesday - Media Release - A Hamilton City Council report has revealed that operational emissions have risen compared to 2020 - a year that saw Covid-19 lockdowns cause a big drop in emissions.

New Zealand's first hydrogen truck unveiled

Tuesday - Media Release - New Zealand’s first hydrogen-electric truck, Hyundai’s XCIENT FCEV, was unveiled last Friday in Mount Wellington by the Transport Minister, Hon Michael Wood.

Tourism industry challenge to cut carbon

Tuesday - Media Release - Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry is being challenged to lead the fight to reduce carbon emissions, with a major new initiative announced at Tourism Summit Aotearoa yesterday.

NZ Super Fund ranked among the world’s most responsible asset allocators

Tuesday - Media Release - The NZ Super Fund has once again been named a world leader in a ranking of the responsible investing practices adopted by the world’s top sovereign wealth funds and government pension funds.

Emissions Reduction Plan falls well short: Wise Response Society

Monday - The overall emissions budget proposed by the Ministry for the Environment is not nearly ambitious enough,’ says Chair of the Wise Response Society, Prof. Liz Slooten. ‘The IPCC requirement to keep global warming to 1.5C by 2030 means a median reduction of 45%. New Zealand should have an emissions reduction budget of 60%.’

Fish & Game supports calls for forestry re-focus

26 Nov 21 - 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...

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

26 Nov 21 - 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

25 Nov 21 - 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

23 Nov 21 - 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...

Global fisheries even worse than thought

22 Nov 21 - 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...

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...

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.

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