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Uniting business and governments to recover better

20 May 2020 | thinkstep-ANZ

thinkstep-anz together with 155 leading companies worldwide advocate for governments to prioritise climate action aligned with the Paris Agreement in their economic recovery plans. Released earlier today, the aptly named ‘Recover Better’ statement is organised by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition. It asks businesses and governments to pair their economic response to Covid-19 with ambitious climate action to recover better together.

thinkstep-anz together with 155 leading companies worldwide advocate for governments to prioritise climate action aligned with the Paris Agreement in their economic recovery plans. Released earlier today, the aptly named ‘Recover Better’ statement is organised by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition. It asks businesses and governments to pair their economic response to Covid-19 with ambitious climate action to recover better together.

ASB Officially Endorsed As Carbon Zero

18 May 2020 | ASB

ASB has achieved a major step towards its climate goals, by achieving carboNZero certification from Toitu Envirocare. The certification validates ASB's plan to reduce its carbon emissions in line with international targets.

ASB has achieved a major step towards its climate goals, by achieving carboNZero certification from Toitu Envirocare. The certification validates ASB's plan to reduce its carbon emissions in line with international targets.

Investing in a sustainable recovery

11 May 2020 | Sustainable Business Council

Future-focused, sustainable investment will get us out of the immediate crisis, and the one that follows, writes Mike Burrell of the NZ Sustainable Business Council

Future-focused, sustainable investment will get us out of the immediate crisis, and the one that follows, writes Mike Burrell of the NZ Sustainable Business Council

Coronavirus: Should you work from home after the Covid-19 pandemic to save the planet?

20 Apr 2020 | Sustainable Business Council

As of this month, much of the population is involved in a mass experiment in home working. Even employers – and employees – previously resistant to the idea have been forced to try it. As all non-essential workplaces are closed to prevent a widespread outbreak, employees' carbon emissions are plummeting.

As of this month, much of the population is involved in a mass experiment in home working. Even employers – and employees – previously resistant to the idea have been forced to try it. As all non-essential workplaces are closed to prevent a widespread outbreak, employees' carbon emissions are plummeting.

Coronavirus: Will lockdown air quality improvement inspire us to go greener?

3 Apr 2020 | Auckland Council

Sharp improvements in Auckland's air quality due to big cuts in traffic volumes under Covid-19 restrictions are being seen as a pointer to a need for new thinking on climate change initiatives. In some suburban areas, nitrogen oxide levels had fallen to almost zero in the first days of the coronavirus month-long lockdown. While no one is wishing a prolonging of the restrictions, the ability to turn off transport-generated greenhouse gases is intriguing.

Sharp improvements in Auckland's air quality due to big cuts in traffic volumes under Covid-19 restrictions are being seen as a pointer to a need for new thinking on climate change initiatives. In some suburban areas, nitrogen oxide levels had fallen to almost zero in the first days of the coronavirus month-long lockdown. While no one is wishing a prolonging of the restrictions, the ability to turn off transport-generated greenhouse gases is intriguing.

DETA Webinar Series – Framing up the 2050 Carbon Pathway

1 Apr 2020 | DETA Consulting

DETA's Decarbonisation Webinar Series offers insight into carbon reductions across a range of sectors. This first webinar provides a wide overview, and more sector-specific sessions can be found on DETA Consulting's website.

DETA's Decarbonisation Webinar Series offers insight into carbon reductions across a range of sectors. This first webinar provides a wide overview, and more sector-specific sessions can be found on DETA Consulting's website.

Consultation confirms action on climate change is a critical issue for Tāmaki Makaurau

12 Mar 2020 | EECA

Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee today voted unanimously to endorse, in principle, changes to the region’s response to climate change based on feedback from Aucklanders. A key change is a focus on three key elements to progress climate action -an overarching Tāmaki response and two core drivers for climate action- reducing our emissions and preparing for change.

Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee today voted unanimously to endorse, in principle, changes to the region’s response to climate change based on feedback from Aucklanders. A key change is a focus on three key elements to progress climate action -an overarching Tāmaki response and two core drivers for climate action- reducing our emissions and preparing for change.

EV ‘Shout Outs’ popular

2 Mar 2020 | EECA

New Zealand businesses have rushed to have their EV efforts profiled via the Gen Less EV Shout Outs initiative, which champions the use of EVs in business. Businesses already own 23% of the nearly 20,000 registered EVs in New Zealand, and buy most of the new EVs. So Gen Less launched EV Shout Outs, featured in EVtalk, to give organisations across the country an opportunity to ‘shout out’ about their EVs use online and on billboards across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

New Zealand businesses have rushed to have their EV efforts profiled via the Gen Less EV Shout Outs initiative, which champions the use of EVs in business. Businesses already own 23% of the nearly 20,000 registered EVs in New Zealand, and buy most of the new EVs. So Gen Less launched EV Shout Outs, featured in EVtalk, to give organisations across the country an opportunity to ‘shout out’ about their EVs use online and on billboards across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

'EV Shout Outs' to feature firms' EV use

11 Feb 2020 | EECA

Businesses across the country are invited to ‘shout out’ about their EV use, in a bid to encourage more organisations to switch their fleets. The newly launched EV Shout Outs is the latest project from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) Gen Less platform and celebrates businesses talking about their EV use on social media by giving them shout outs on prominent digital billboards in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and online.

Businesses across the country are invited to ‘shout out’ about their EV use, in a bid to encourage more organisations to switch their fleets. The newly launched EV Shout Outs is the latest project from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) Gen Less platform and celebrates businesses talking about their EV use on social media by giving them shout outs on prominent digital billboards in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and online.

How do you run a sustainable and carbon zero corporation?

11 Feb 2020 | The Warehouse Group

Is it possible for a company to be a large, national corporation and carbon neutral at the same time? The Warehouse Group is marking its first year as a carboNZero business, and says it's about time other companies joined the movement. The Chief Sustainability Officer, David Benattar spoke to The AM Show.

Is it possible for a company to be a large, national corporation and carbon neutral at the same time? The Warehouse Group is marking its first year as a carboNZero business, and says it's about time other companies joined the movement. The Chief Sustainability Officer, David Benattar spoke to The AM Show.