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Auckland Airport continues stellar run on Dow Jones Sustainability Index

7 Oct 2019 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has continued to be recognised globally as a leading sustainable business, after being selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indices.

Auckland Airport has continued to be recognised globally as a leading sustainable business, after being selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indices.

The companies helping their workers become climate heroes

7 Oct 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Now companies, universities and other organisations have developed business plans to reduce thier carbon footprints, or even go carbon neutral, the next frontier was for employers to help their workers do the same. "This is definitely going to become the norm- 100 per cent," said Stuart Bryant, head of facilities at SkyCity.

Now companies, universities and other organisations have developed business plans to reduce thier carbon footprints, or even go carbon neutral, the next frontier was for employers to help their workers do the same. "This is definitely going to become the norm- 100 per cent," said Stuart Bryant, head of facilities at SkyCity.

Kiwi brewery launches carbon zero beer in a bid to cut emissions

6 Oct 2019 | TVNZ

With industry across the country challenged to cut carbon emissions, breweries are making moves to reduce their footprint. Now one Christchurch brewery is making one of their beers more environmentally friendly by launching a new carbon zero beer.

With industry across the country challenged to cut carbon emissions, breweries are making moves to reduce their footprint. Now one Christchurch brewery is making one of their beers more environmentally friendly by launching a new carbon zero beer.

Climate-safe house moved to Waitati site

5 Oct 2019 | Hon James Shaw

This climate-safe house, which was one of the stars of Dunedin's Home and Living Show at the weekend, is moved by crane into position at Waitati yesterday.

This climate-safe house, which was one of the stars of Dunedin's Home and Living Show at the weekend, is moved by crane into position at Waitati yesterday.

Smart EV charging put to the test in New Zealand first

4 Oct 2019 | Vector

With the Interim Climate Change Commission (ICCC) calling for the electrification of up to half our national vehicle fleet by 2035, and almost half of those expected to be in Auckland, Vector and Auckland residents have embarked on a trial to test smart technology that could help manage the change. This is the first time a trial of this nature and scale has been conducted in New Zealand.

With the Interim Climate Change Commission (ICCC) calling for the electrification of up to half our national vehicle fleet by 2035, and almost half of those expected to be in Auckland, Vector and Auckland residents have embarked on a trial to test smart technology that could help manage the change. This is the first time a trial of this nature and scale has been conducted in New Zealand.

EVs have greatest transport emission reduction potential

1 Oct 2019 | EV Talk

A combination of new vehicle technologies and behavioural changes could reduce New Zealand’s transport emissions by up to 90% of 2015 levels by 2050.

A combination of new vehicle technologies and behavioural changes could reduce New Zealand’s transport emissions by up to 90% of 2015 levels by 2050.

Auckland Council tackling emissions from farm to fleet

27 Sep 2019 | The Spinoff

From declaring a climate emergency to setting a 1.5 degree regional target, Auckland Council has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to doing its bit to tackle climate change. The question is, how exactly does it plan to do that? Acting chief sustainability officer Alec Tang explains.

From declaring a climate emergency to setting a 1.5 degree regional target, Auckland Council has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to doing its bit to tackle climate change. The question is, how exactly does it plan to do that? Acting chief sustainability officer Alec Tang explains.

WEL Networks - Electric bucket truck hits the road

26 Sep 2019 | EV Talk

New Zealand’s first elevated work platform (EWP) electric truck has joined Waikato lines company WEL Networks’ fleet.

New Zealand’s first elevated work platform (EWP) electric truck has joined Waikato lines company WEL Networks’ fleet.

Eastland Group and Eastland Community Trust supporting school strike

26 Sep 2019 | Gisborne Herald

Tairawhiti businesses are right behind the climate change strike on Friday. Hikurangi Cannabis Company will send staff to support the cause, and the CEOs of Eastland Community Trust (ECT) and Eastland Group have also backed the protest. The School Strike 4 Climate is being held around New Zealand, a week on from the world protest last Friday

Tairawhiti businesses are right behind the climate change strike on Friday. Hikurangi Cannabis Company will send staff to support the cause, and the CEOs of Eastland Community Trust (ECT) and Eastland Group have also backed the protest. The School Strike 4 Climate is being held around New Zealand, a week on from the world protest last Friday

thinkstep ANZ first NZ company to update its science-based target in line with keeping warming to 1.5°C

26 Sep 2019 | thinkstep

thinkstep ANZ is the first New Zealand company to update its science-based target in line with keeping warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. The new target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which helps companies identify how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to make their own contribution to limiting global warming.

thinkstep ANZ is the first New Zealand company to update its science-based target in line with keeping warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. The new target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which helps companies identify how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to make their own contribution to limiting global warming.