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Victoria University of Wellington - Emissions Reduction Plan lacks substance in key areas

18 May 2022 | Newsroom

Alex Lo of Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington writes that the big emissions plan announced this week leaves out some important opportunities and policies New Zealand has published its ‘landmark’ plan for addressing climate change—the Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP). The long-waited plan offers something for everyone, but some of the key issues are not given as much attention as they should be.

Alex Lo of Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington writes that the big emissions plan announced this week leaves out some important opportunities and policies New Zealand has published its ‘landmark’ plan for addressing climate change—the Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP). The long-waited plan offers something for everyone, but some of the key issues are not given as much attention as they should be.

Silver Fern Farms - NZ farmers can lead carbon conscious food production

17 May 2022 | Rural News

Silver Fern Farms says it welcomes the release of the Emissions Reduction Plan and looks forward to working with the Government, industry and farmer suppliers to ensure New Zealand is the food producer of choice in a low carbon world.

Silver Fern Farms says it welcomes the release of the Emissions Reduction Plan and looks forward to working with the Government, industry and farmer suppliers to ensure New Zealand is the food producer of choice in a low carbon world.

CLC PR: ERP marks zero carbon milestone for NZ – Now we must deliver it together

16 May 2022 | SBC

Mike Bennetts, Z Energy Chief Executive and CLC Convenor says the action taken now will be vital in determining the success of New Zealand’s transition to a zero-carbon economy. “The ERP gives us the framework. We now must urgently deliver on it. That will require business and government working at unprecedented scale and pace to meet the challenge ahead.” “Our signatories are already taking action. CLC will soon launch a new statement of ambition to reflect signatories’ desire to unite New Zealand businesses to accelerate our transition towards a zero-carbon and resilient future.” “We were pleased to see 107 Parliamentarians vote in support of our first emissions budgets last week. Locking in a bipartisan emissions reduction trajectory is critical to enabling private sector investment decisions that support a low-emissions future,” says Mr Bennetts.

Mike Bennetts, Z Energy Chief Executive and CLC Convenor says the action taken now will be vital in determining the success of New Zealand’s transition to a zero-carbon economy. “The ERP gives us the framework. We now must urgently deliver on it. That will require business and government working at unprecedented scale and pace to meet the challenge ahead.” “Our signatories are already taking action. CLC will soon launch a new statement of ambition to reflect signatories’ desire to unite New Zealand businesses to accelerate our transition towards a zero-carbon and resilient future.” “We were pleased to see 107 Parliamentarians vote in support of our first emissions budgets last week. Locking in a bipartisan emissions reduction trajectory is critical to enabling private sector investment decisions that support a low-emissions future,” says Mr Bennetts.

SBC and CLC welcome the new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions

16 May 2022 | SBC

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the announcement today of a new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions to oversee a transformational approach to tackling New Zealand’s agricultural emissions.

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the announcement today of a new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions to oversee a transformational approach to tackling New Zealand’s agricultural emissions.

Business groups want urgent action on Government's $2.9b climate plan

16 May 2022 | Stuff

A group representing some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses wants urgent action on the Government’s $2.9 billion Emissions Reduction Plan, and is calling for a clear role for the private sector. New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) was released on Monday, revealing how the Government plans to meet the nation’s first emissions budget of 72.4 million tonnes a year.

A group representing some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses wants urgent action on the Government’s $2.9 billion Emissions Reduction Plan, and is calling for a clear role for the private sector. New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) was released on Monday, revealing how the Government plans to meet the nation’s first emissions budget of 72.4 million tonnes a year.

WWF NZ - Nature Is In NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan But Where Is Our Ocean?

16 May 2022 | Scoop

WWF-New Zealand is thrilled to see nature and nature-based solutions front and centre of our first Emissions Reductions Plan. However, given how little our ocean features in the ERP, you’d be forgiven if you thought that our ocean is separate from nature.

WWF-New Zealand is thrilled to see nature and nature-based solutions front and centre of our first Emissions Reductions Plan. However, given how little our ocean features in the ERP, you’d be forgiven if you thought that our ocean is separate from nature.

Z and Ampol - the future is low carbon

13 May 2022 | Stuff

Both Z and Ampol recognise the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels – it's what our customers expect and is a key part of our joint aspiration. At its core, Z's Low Carbon Transition strategy is about being relevant to the daily lives of New Zealanders now and into the low-emissions future, aiming to meet them wherever they are along the way with real options to solve what matters for them in their own sustainability journey.

Both Z and Ampol recognise the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels – it's what our customers expect and is a key part of our joint aspiration. At its core, Z's Low Carbon Transition strategy is about being relevant to the daily lives of New Zealanders now and into the low-emissions future, aiming to meet them wherever they are along the way with real options to solve what matters for them in their own sustainability journey.

BNZ launches interest rate incentives for environmentally ambitious farmers

12 May 2022 | BNZ

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has today launched New Zealand’s first Agribusiness Sustainability Linked Loan product (SLL) available to all New Zealand farmers. The term loan, a SLL available to all farmers no matter the size of their farm or industry, offers interest cost savings for achieving environmental and social targets including: Greenhouse gas reductions; eco-system protection; improved care for staff; protecting waterways; improving biodiversity; and animal welfare.

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has today launched New Zealand’s first Agribusiness Sustainability Linked Loan product (SLL) available to all New Zealand farmers. The term loan, a SLL available to all farmers no matter the size of their farm or industry, offers interest cost savings for achieving environmental and social targets including: Greenhouse gas reductions; eco-system protection; improved care for staff; protecting waterways; improving biodiversity; and animal welfare.

Beca’s carbon landscape pioneer Craig Pocock to deliver keynote address at IFLA World Congress

11 May 2022 | Beca

Carbon landscape pioneer Craig Pocock, Principal Landscape Architect in Beca Design Practice, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker on day one of the 58th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress Gwangju 2022.

Carbon landscape pioneer Craig Pocock, Principal Landscape Architect in Beca Design Practice, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker on day one of the 58th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress Gwangju 2022.

Electrifying news for Bay of Plenty DHB car fleet

10 May 2022 | BOP DHB

A $0.631 million co-funding allocation will see 20 electric vehicles transform the Bay of Plenty District Health Board car fleet and slash nearly 88 tonnes of annual carbon emissions.

A $0.631 million co-funding allocation will see 20 electric vehicles transform the Bay of Plenty District Health Board car fleet and slash nearly 88 tonnes of annual carbon emissions.