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KPMG NZ proud to be a certified verifier under the Climate Bonds Initiative

19 Sep 2019 | KPMG

Green bonds are taking off as the investment vehicle of choice for the private and public sectors to finance projects with environmental benefits, such as clean power, low-carbon transport and energy efficient buildings. KPMG New Zealand is proud to be a certified verifier under the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme. We are helping Kiwi companies mobilise capital for ambitious climate action.

Green bonds are taking off as the investment vehicle of choice for the private and public sectors to finance projects with environmental benefits, such as clean power, low-carbon transport and energy efficient buildings. KPMG New Zealand is proud to be a certified verifier under the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme. We are helping Kiwi companies mobilise capital for ambitious climate action.

Climate change: our next ‘moonshot moment’?

16 Sep 2019 | Victoria University of Wellington

While some despair about the fate of our planet, award-winning climate scientist James Renwick says it is never too late to take action - and seizing the moment may require a new “moonshot moment” for the 21st century. If you find yourself grasped by a sense of fatalism regarding the existential threat posed by climate change, James Renwick has some good news - we can always stop things from getting worse.

While some despair about the fate of our planet, award-winning climate scientist James Renwick says it is never too late to take action - and seizing the moment may require a new “moonshot moment” for the 21st century. If you find yourself grasped by a sense of fatalism regarding the existential threat posed by climate change, James Renwick has some good news - we can always stop things from getting worse.

ODT electric vehicle feature Moving into the Future featuring Waste Management

16 Sep 2019 | Otago Daily Times

The electric revolution has begun, moving silently through the city’s streets, writes Tom McKinlay.

The electric revolution has begun, moving silently through the city’s streets, writes Tom McKinlay.

Victoria University sets out ambitious zero carbon plan

13 Sep 2019 | Victoria University of Wellington

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has today announced an ambitious plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. It is the first New Zealand university to release a comprehensive emissions management plan towards a net carbon zero future integrated with teaching, learning, and research opportunities. The plan includes a 20 percent reduction in gross greenhouse emissions.

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has today announced an ambitious plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. It is the first New Zealand university to release a comprehensive emissions management plan towards a net carbon zero future integrated with teaching, learning, and research opportunities. The plan includes a 20 percent reduction in gross greenhouse emissions.

Otago Polytech helps build 'climate safe house'

11 Sep 2019 | Otago Polytech

An all-women group of tradies will help the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust build a “Climate Safe House” at the Home and Living Show, to be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 2-3 November. The house is the brainchild of the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, and is a result of a partnership with Otago Polytechnic.

An all-women group of tradies will help the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust build a “Climate Safe House” at the Home and Living Show, to be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 2-3 November. The house is the brainchild of the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, and is a result of a partnership with Otago Polytechnic.

Lion creates NZ's first carbon zero beer

10 Sep 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Beer drinkers can now save the planet with New Zealand's first carbon neutral brew. Christchurch-based craft brewery The Fermentist is the first in the country to receive an Enviro-Mark Solutions carboNZero certification for its Kiwi Pale Ale (KPA). And it's aiming for the title of New Zealand's first carbon neutral brewery next year.

Beer drinkers can now save the planet with New Zealand's first carbon neutral brew. Christchurch-based craft brewery The Fermentist is the first in the country to receive an Enviro-Mark Solutions carboNZero certification for its Kiwi Pale Ale (KPA). And it's aiming for the title of New Zealand's first carbon neutral brewery next year.

Big processors pursuing staged transitions

10 Sep 2019 | Otago Daily Times

Weaning New Zealand's primary sector off fossil fuels could cost the industry and the agri-sector hundreds of millions of dollars.

Weaning New Zealand's primary sector off fossil fuels could cost the industry and the agri-sector hundreds of millions of dollars.

New Zealand's first hydrogen powered bus coming to Auckland

9 Sep 2019 | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is buying New Zealand's first hydrogen fuel cell bus – and it will be built right here in New Zealand. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, "Transport emissions account for 47 per cent of Auckland's total carbon emissions, so it’s critical that we transition to a clean transport system as quickly as possible." "This trial of hydrogen-powered buses is another important step towards reducing carbon emissions in Auckland, so we can hold climate heating to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees."

Auckland Transport (AT) is buying New Zealand's first hydrogen fuel cell bus – and it will be built right here in New Zealand. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, "Transport emissions account for 47 per cent of Auckland's total carbon emissions, so it’s critical that we transition to a clean transport system as quickly as possible." "This trial of hydrogen-powered buses is another important step towards reducing carbon emissions in Auckland, so we can hold climate heating to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees."

Ngāi Tahu Tourism - New EV charger in Takapō

6 Sep 2019 | Ngāi Tahu Tourism

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has installed its second electric vehicle charger into Takapō (Tekapo), helping to expand the nation’s EV charging network.

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has installed its second electric vehicle charger into Takapō (Tekapo), helping to expand the nation’s EV charging network.

Ecostore to be carbon-neutral by year end

5 Sep 2019 | Newsroom

Ecostore will be among the first in Australasia to go carbon-neutral by Christmas. The environmentally-friendly home and body care company achieved carboNZero certification for its manufacturing plant back in 2010.

Ecostore will be among the first in Australasia to go carbon-neutral by Christmas. The environmentally-friendly home and body care company achieved carboNZero certification for its manufacturing plant back in 2010.