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Ravensdown takes big picture view on new carbon target

22 Jul 2019 | Ravensdown

Declaring its first ever carbon target, Ravensdown is including the footprint of the products it supplies. The farm nutrient and environmental experts have calculated and committed to the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, to make a start on contributing to New Zealand’s Paris Agreement obligations. “We’re committed to doing our part to mitigate climate change, support New Zealand emissions reduction targets and honour our Climate Leaders Coalition commitments,” said Greg Campbell, Ravensdown’s Chief Executive.

Declaring its first ever carbon target, Ravensdown is including the footprint of the products it supplies. The farm nutrient and environmental experts have calculated and committed to the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, to make a start on contributing to New Zealand’s Paris Agreement obligations. “We’re committed to doing our part to mitigate climate change, support New Zealand emissions reduction targets and honour our Climate Leaders Coalition commitments,” said Greg Campbell, Ravensdown’s Chief Executive.

3R Group - Taking on one of the biggest, invisible causes of climate change

22 Jul 2019 | 3R

A project has begun in New Zealand for the refrigerants industry to tackle one of the most potent, but least known causes of climate change.The gases used in refrigerants – perfluorocarbons (PFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) – are rated among the most effective at trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere; thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide with respect to their global warming potential, says sustainability expert Darren Patterson. This, combined with their widespread use, makes them a high priority target for tackling climate change worldwide, he says.

A project has begun in New Zealand for the refrigerants industry to tackle one of the most potent, but least known causes of climate change.The gases used in refrigerants – perfluorocarbons (PFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) – are rated among the most effective at trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere; thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide with respect to their global warming potential, says sustainability expert Darren Patterson. This, combined with their widespread use, makes them a high priority target for tackling climate change worldwide, he says.

DETA Consulting sets its carbon targets

19 Jul 2019 | DETA Consulting

DETA Consulting works closely with many of New Zealand’s largest energy users, and carbon emitters, to improve their carbon footprint through improved efficiencies across their organisations. We are proud of the impact that we have reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint – to date our work has reduced carbon emissions across New Zealand industry by more than 30,000 tonnes per year.

DETA Consulting works closely with many of New Zealand’s largest energy users, and carbon emitters, to improve their carbon footprint through improved efficiencies across their organisations. We are proud of the impact that we have reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint – to date our work has reduced carbon emissions across New Zealand industry by more than 30,000 tonnes per year.

No new coal boilers for Fonterra

18 Jul 2019 | Fonterra

Fonterra is shaving eleven years off its coal target, as it announces a new commitment to reduce its reliance on coal. This commitment is the latest in a series of targets the Co-operative has set as it looks to embed sustainability at the heart of everything it does.

Fonterra is shaving eleven years off its coal target, as it announces a new commitment to reduce its reliance on coal. This commitment is the latest in a series of targets the Co-operative has set as it looks to embed sustainability at the heart of everything it does.

Construction industry called on to reduce carbon emissions

18 Jul 2019 | RadioNZ

Sustainable building advocates want the construction industry to be given a clear signal to reduce its carbon emissions.

Sustainable building advocates want the construction industry to be given a clear signal to reduce its carbon emissions.

Independent Advisory Board commences work with Waste Management

18 Jul 2019 | Waste Management

Leading independent experts are providing guidance and oversight to Waste Management’s sustainability strategy For Future Generations. It is part of the drive by Waste Management, which is New Zealand’s leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider, to deliver on the commitments made in its sustainability strategy, launched last year.

Leading independent experts are providing guidance and oversight to Waste Management’s sustainability strategy For Future Generations. It is part of the drive by Waste Management, which is New Zealand’s leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider, to deliver on the commitments made in its sustainability strategy, launched last year.

Waste Management welcomes calls for more electric vehicles

17 Jul 2019 | Waste Management

Waste Management NZ welcomes the Interim Climate Change Commission’s call today for more electrification of New Zealand’s road fleet in reducing carbon emissions. Managing Director Tom Nickels said the report was a reminder of the environmental benefits of EVs, with the company having started its shift to EV waste collection trucks three years ago.

Waste Management NZ welcomes the Interim Climate Change Commission’s call today for more electrification of New Zealand’s road fleet in reducing carbon emissions. Managing Director Tom Nickels said the report was a reminder of the environmental benefits of EVs, with the company having started its shift to EV waste collection trucks three years ago.

Sistema Plastics committed to reducing its carbon footprint

16 Jul 2019 | NZ Manufacturer

Sistema Plastics Ltd has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by achieving Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS®) certification. CEMARS certification is a recognised greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and reduction scheme administered by Enviro-Mark Solutions (a subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research). It is the first of a two-step process towards achieving carboNZeroCertTM certification in New Zealand.

Sistema Plastics Ltd has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by achieving Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS®) certification. CEMARS certification is a recognised greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and reduction scheme administered by Enviro-Mark Solutions (a subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research). It is the first of a two-step process towards achieving carboNZeroCertTM certification in New Zealand.

Stuff - we asked about climate coverage and got 15,000 responses

16 Jul 2019 | Stuff

Give us hope. Show more solutions – and less doom and gloom. When we asked Stuff readers about media coverage of climate change, the chorus of voices implored us to help them see a path to a viable future. In June, we surveyed our audience as part of our ongoing Quick! Save the Planet project and received a stunning 15,248 responses.

Give us hope. Show more solutions – and less doom and gloom. When we asked Stuff readers about media coverage of climate change, the chorus of voices implored us to help them see a path to a viable future. In June, we surveyed our audience as part of our ongoing Quick! Save the Planet project and received a stunning 15,248 responses.

New Zealand Story - It's good business to put the planet first

16 Jul 2019 | New Zealand Story

Brands, businesses, and brilliant Kiwi minds are putting the world first, leading the way to a zero-carbon emissions economy by 2050 with some truly innovative and bold ideas.

Brands, businesses, and brilliant Kiwi minds are putting the world first, leading the way to a zero-carbon emissions economy by 2050 with some truly innovative and bold ideas.