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AgriZeroNZ investment in biolumic to shine light on low emissions pasture solution

Friday - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the joint venture fast-tracking emissions reduction tools for farmers, is investing up to $5 million (USD $3million) in BioLumic, an agriculture biotech company utilising ultraviolet (UV) light to develop a low emissions farm pasture with increased productivity gains.

Agriculture needs innovation to stay open for business

Thursday - Media release | The agricultural sector is facing a crisis, with forecasts for registering innovative animal and crop health products hitting an all-time low.

Emissions Trading Scheme underperforming - study

12 Apr 24 - Media release | The impact of Aotearoa’s main tool in the fight against climate change could be heightened if five sectors were better regulated, according to a new study.

Planned plant to produce low emissions fuel a step closer

10 Apr 24 - Media release | Plans to build New Zealand’s first plant to produce low emissions fossil free fuel to replace coal have moved a step closer with the signing of an agreement to lease a site at Kawerau.

Purpose Capital Consortium increases investment in Lodestone Energy to $17.4M

10 Apr 24 - Media release | In March 2024 Purpose Capital led a $7.4M syndicated follow-on investment into Lodestone Energy.

Plug-in hybrid vehicles sales on the rise in Australia

8 Apr 24 - Media release | The EV fringe benefit tax exemption, a desire to save on vehicle running costs and expanded model availability are driving demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), according to Australia’s National Automotive Leasing and Salary Packaging Association (NALSPA).

Business survey: Only a third of small Kiwi businesses prioritising climate action

5 Apr 24 - Media release | Even though small businesses know there are benefits to taking climate action, only 36% are making it a priority.


Scrapping Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary a ‘huge blow’ for marine protection

2 Apr 24 - Media release | The Government’s announcement that it will scrap plans for a vast marine sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands is ‘shameful’ and will make it impossible for Aotearoa to meet its...

Business sustainability efforts still falling short of consumer expectations, says new research

26 Mar 24 - Media release | New research from Kantar and the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) reveals Kiwi consumers believe business action is falling short of business responsibility, both in terms of...

Legal activists double down on greenwashing claims against Z Energy

20 Mar 24 - Media release | Consumer NZ, the Environmental Law Initiative and Lawyers for Climate Action NZ are doubling down on claims that Z Energy is greenwashing New Zealanders.

New record for NZ’s costliest weather events

20 Mar 24 - Media release | A leading global professional services firm, has published its 2024 Climate and Catastrophe Insights Report, shedding light on global natural disaster and climate trends.

Historic data reveals unprecedented heatwaves

13 Mar 24 - Media release - A thermometer dipped in a bucket of sea water on New Year’s Day in 1967 began a unique record which shows the dramatic intensification of warming in the Hauraki Gulf.

Govt announcements make this a bad week for the climate

11 Mar 24 - Media release | “The Government has made a series of announcements this week which are bad news for the climate in Aotearoa”, says Jessica Palairet, Executive Director at Lawyers for Climate Action...

Hundreds of marae exposed to natural hazards

7 Mar 24 - Media release - New research aims to bolster marae resilience against flooding, landslides and other natural hazards.

UN body steps up pace to implement carbon crediting mechanism

4 Mar 24 - Media release - The United Nations Body charged with implementing a new carbon crediting mechanism under the Paris Agreement has expedited plans for action at their first meeting since COP28.

Native snails heading for extinction

27 Feb 24 - Media release | New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the world, but they’re sliding to extinction – and climate change is a major factor.

Tohatoha launches new climate change education initiative – The Climate Disinformation Night School

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Non-profit community education group Tohatoha announced it is launching a new initiative that aims to counter the spread of disinformation around climate change both in Aotearoa New...

Water quality and climate change top survey issues again: Otago Regional Council

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Water quality and climate change remain the most important environmental issues to people around Otago, according to the latest survey results just released by the Otago Regional...

Time to name the silent killer: heatwaves

20 Feb 24 - Media release - As Western Australia reels from record-breaking heat, the Climate Council is calling for heatwaves to be named, similar to how we name tropical cyclones, as a way of helping avoid...


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