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NZ Post to pilot electric Mercedes-Benz vans

2 Dec 2021 | EVs & Beyond

NZ Post will evaluate a combination of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and eVito delivery vans in its fleet in 2022 prior to a full market launch later in the year.

NZ Post will evaluate a combination of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and eVito delivery vans in its fleet in 2022 prior to a full market launch later in the year.

Synlait's Sustainability Report shows GHG emissions reductions exceed expectations

1 Dec 2021 | Synlait

Synlait Milk Limited (Synlait) today published its Sustainability Report which demonstrates a significant improvement in the milk nutrition company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Synlait’s on-farm emissions intensity, per kg of milk solids, reduced 5% over the past year, or 10% compared to our FY18 base year when targets were first established. Total off-farm (scope 1 and 2) emissions have remained stable since last year, however, emissions intensity per kg of product, has reduced by 24% compared to FY18.

Synlait Milk Limited (Synlait) today published its Sustainability Report which demonstrates a significant improvement in the milk nutrition company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Synlait’s on-farm emissions intensity, per kg of milk solids, reduced 5% over the past year, or 10% compared to our FY18 base year when targets were first established. Total off-farm (scope 1 and 2) emissions have remained stable since last year, however, emissions intensity per kg of product, has reduced by 24% compared to FY18.

Westpac - Solar set to have its day in the sun

1 Dec 2021 | NZ Herald

New Zealand needs a lot more renewable energy to power our future, and we're already seeing a wave of new projects that include significant innovation and diversification of our energy sector. However, getting projects off the ground can be a complex exercise that requires collaboration across science, engineering, construction and finance — and banks have a critical role to play in helping this happen.

New Zealand needs a lot more renewable energy to power our future, and we're already seeing a wave of new projects that include significant innovation and diversification of our energy sector. However, getting projects off the ground can be a complex exercise that requires collaboration across science, engineering, construction and finance — and banks have a critical role to play in helping this happen.

Christchurch Airport - $100m 'world-leading' solar plant will be 50 times bigger than any in New Zealand

1 Dec 2021 | Stuff

New Zealand’s biggest solar power plant will produce enough electricity to power 30,000 homes, and allow planes to pull up and recharge. The $100 million plant will cover the equivalent of 262 rugby fields at Christchurch Airport. Alongside it will go green fuel production, data centres and vertical farming. Announced on Wednesday, the whole precinct will be known as Kōwhai Park. It will be built on 400 hectares of airport land just west of the airport’s runways and terminal, and be scaled up over 30 years.

New Zealand’s biggest solar power plant will produce enough electricity to power 30,000 homes, and allow planes to pull up and recharge. The $100 million plant will cover the equivalent of 262 rugby fields at Christchurch Airport. Alongside it will go green fuel production, data centres and vertical farming. Announced on Wednesday, the whole precinct will be known as Kōwhai Park. It will be built on 400 hectares of airport land just west of the airport’s runways and terminal, and be scaled up over 30 years.

Auckland Council - Mayor Goff outlines billion-dollar climate action package

1 Dec 2021 | Our Auckland

An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.

An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.

WSP commits to major new climate pledge

25 Nov 2021 | WSP Opus

In a major new initiative aimed at fighting climate change, we're proud to announce that by 2030 we will halve the carbon footprint of infrastructure designs and advice provided to our clients. This complements an internal science-based decarbonisation target, which will see us cut our own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. THURSDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2021 - NEW ZEALAND

In a major new initiative aimed at fighting climate change, we're proud to announce that by 2030 we will halve the carbon footprint of infrastructure designs and advice provided to our clients. This complements an internal science-based decarbonisation target, which will see us cut our own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. THURSDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2021 - NEW ZEALAND

CLC and SBC release joint submission on the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document

24 Nov 2021 | SBC

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) are making a series of recommendations for urgent and bold action in their response to the Government’s Emission Reduction Plan (ERP) discussion document. The joint response represents the views of over 150 businesses that contribute more than a third of New Zealand’s GDP and are committed to the country’s low-emissions future.

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) are making a series of recommendations for urgent and bold action in their response to the Government’s Emission Reduction Plan (ERP) discussion document. The joint response represents the views of over 150 businesses that contribute more than a third of New Zealand’s GDP and are committed to the country’s low-emissions future.

BNZ targets net zero by 2050, working with customers to transition to low emissions economy

24 Nov 2021 | BNZ

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has today reported operational emissions reductions of 50% since 2019, increased sustainable finance lending and initiatives and tools to support business customers to reduce emissions.

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has today reported operational emissions reductions of 50% since 2019, increased sustainable finance lending and initiatives and tools to support business customers to reduce emissions.

Stuff - NowNext Climate survey results

22 Nov 2021 | Stuff

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.

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.

Working with others helps Fonterra achieve significant change

19 Nov 2021 | NZ Herald

Fonterra has been working with others and partnering on innovative projects to achieve its environmental goals. Reducing methane emissions is one of the biggest challenges facing the dairy sector and the co-op has teamed up with AgResearch to find a solution. The result of this collaboration is Kowbucha, which has moved from Fonterra's Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North to the farm.

Fonterra has been working with others and partnering on innovative projects to achieve its environmental goals. Reducing methane emissions is one of the biggest challenges facing the dairy sector and the co-op has teamed up with AgResearch to find a solution. The result of this collaboration is Kowbucha, which has moved from Fonterra's Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North to the farm.