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Anderson Lloyd - Native trees to be planted on unusable forestry land to protect waterways

7 Sep 2021 | Stuff

One of the country’s largest forestry plantation owners, Aratu Forests, has signed a 90-year agreement with eLandNZ to plant native trees on unusable land, creating permanent buffers alongside waterways. The partnership, brokered by law firm Anderson Lloyd, plans to stop forestry waste, such as logs, from being washed into waterways by planting native trees on otherwise unusable stretches of land across 33,000 hectares of forestry plantation, mostly in the Gisborne region, forestry law specialist Dan Williams​ said.

One of the country’s largest forestry plantation owners, Aratu Forests, has signed a 90-year agreement with eLandNZ to plant native trees on unusable land, creating permanent buffers alongside waterways. The partnership, brokered by law firm Anderson Lloyd, plans to stop forestry waste, such as logs, from being washed into waterways by planting native trees on otherwise unusable stretches of land across 33,000 hectares of forestry plantation, mostly in the Gisborne region, forestry law specialist Dan Williams​ said.

BNZ - Quick and easy tips to help your business go green

30 Aug 2021 | Stuff

No business wants to have unnecessary expenditures, particularly after a year that has tested the reserves of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Internationally more companies are going green - not only to save the planet, but also to save money. Here in New Zealand, businesses are realising that to flourish in a Covid-adapted world they can make simple but genuine steps to reduce their carbon footprint and increase the flexibility, resilience, and efficiency of their organisation. With so many options and information, it can seem daunting, but there are lots of quick and easy steps that SMEs can make. One way to work out what's best for your business is through the Climate Action Toolbox, a simple self-assessment tool to help reduce the carbon footprint of any business. Using the toolbox – which was developed by BNZ in partnership with Government, business, and industry groups – businesses go through a self-assessment to identify which areas are most relevant to them and can then choose from a range of specific actions to improve their climate impact.

No business wants to have unnecessary expenditures, particularly after a year that has tested the reserves of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Internationally more companies are going green - not only to save the planet, but also to save money. Here in New Zealand, businesses are realising that to flourish in a Covid-adapted world they can make simple but genuine steps to reduce their carbon footprint and increase the flexibility, resilience, and efficiency of their organisation. With so many options and information, it can seem daunting, but there are lots of quick and easy steps that SMEs can make. One way to work out what's best for your business is through the Climate Action Toolbox, a simple self-assessment tool to help reduce the carbon footprint of any business. Using the toolbox – which was developed by BNZ in partnership with Government, business, and industry groups – businesses go through a self-assessment to identify which areas are most relevant to them and can then choose from a range of specific actions to improve their climate impact.

Anderson Lloyd - Carbon farming, legislation will align

30 Aug 2021 | Farmers Weekly

Regulations have failed to keep pace with the expansion of carbon farming, a lawyer specialising in forestry says. Dan Williams, a lawyer with Anderson Lloyd, says carbon farming is an emerging market where demand and interest is exceeding legislative control.

Regulations have failed to keep pace with the expansion of carbon farming, a lawyer specialising in forestry says. Dan Williams, a lawyer with Anderson Lloyd, says carbon farming is an emerging market where demand and interest is exceeding legislative control.

Suncorp NZ cuts carbon emissions by almost half

28 Aug 2021 | Insurance Business NZ

Suncorp New Zealand has reported that its scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions for financial year 2021, were 49% lower than its baseline FY18 emissions. This means that the company is ahead of its goal to achieve 22% reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2022, and is on track to achieve its published target of 51% reduction by 2030.

Suncorp New Zealand has reported that its scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions for financial year 2021, were 49% lower than its baseline FY18 emissions. This means that the company is ahead of its goal to achieve 22% reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2022, and is on track to achieve its published target of 51% reduction by 2030.

Auckland Council - reduce your waste together at home and save

26 Aug 2021 | Our Auckland

Kerbside rubbish and recycling are continuing as normal, but you can still take steps to reduce your waste and save money. Consider composting Keeping food waste out of landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make. That’s why more and more Aucklanders are starting to compost at home.

Kerbside rubbish and recycling are continuing as normal, but you can still take steps to reduce your waste and save money. Consider composting Keeping food waste out of landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make. That’s why more and more Aucklanders are starting to compost at home.

Auckland Council - tips for composting at home

26 Aug 2021 | Our Auckland

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases. Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins. Diverting food from landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make.

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases. Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins. Diverting food from landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make.

Akina - 4 things businesses can do to combat climate change

24 Aug 2021 | Akina

Dismayed (but not surprised) by the latest climate news, Ākina CEO Louise Aitken and Communications Manager Ed Watson sat down to think about what businesses could focus on as they work out how to operate in a way that’s better for the planet.

Dismayed (but not surprised) by the latest climate news, Ākina CEO Louise Aitken and Communications Manager Ed Watson sat down to think about what businesses could focus on as they work out how to operate in a way that’s better for the planet.

thinkstep-anz - Catalyse change in your supply chain with responsible procurement

23 Aug 2021 | NZ Manufacturer

By prioritising suppliers that align with their environmental and social values, they can encourage a much wider range of companies to shift the dial on those issues.

By prioritising suppliers that align with their environmental and social values, they can encourage a much wider range of companies to shift the dial on those issues.

CoGo - we can all reduce our emissions through easy, everyday actions

20 Aug 2021 | ITP TechBlog

"It could take 20-30 years to see global temperatures stabilise..." says the IPCC, but if we can control emissions, Earth will do the rest. As we all process these findings, one thing has become clear: it's collective action that we need to shift the dial in the right direction. This is the heart and mission behind CoGo, a free app and real-time API that helps consumers and businesses to understand, reduce and offset their carbon footprints, and align their spending with their environmental and social values. The team behind CoGo is based in Wellington and London.

"It could take 20-30 years to see global temperatures stabilise..." says the IPCC, but if we can control emissions, Earth will do the rest. As we all process these findings, one thing has become clear: it's collective action that we need to shift the dial in the right direction. This is the heart and mission behind CoGo, a free app and real-time API that helps consumers and businesses to understand, reduce and offset their carbon footprints, and align their spending with their environmental and social values. The team behind CoGo is based in Wellington and London.

DB Breweries cutting carbon with EV forklifts

17 Aug 2021 | Transport Talk

DB Breweries is reducing its annual carbon emissions by 184 tonnes with a new fleet of electric forklifts. The fleet replaces existing LPG-powered forklifts at DB’s two largest production sites, Waitemata Brewery in Auckland and DB Draught Brewery in Timaru. The carbon reduction equivalent to 350 return flights between Queenstown and Auckland.

DB Breweries is reducing its annual carbon emissions by 184 tonnes with a new fleet of electric forklifts. The fleet replaces existing LPG-powered forklifts at DB’s two largest production sites, Waitemata Brewery in Auckland and DB Draught Brewery in Timaru. The carbon reduction equivalent to 350 return flights between Queenstown and Auckland.