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New programme offers planet-friendly guidance for NZ’s not-for-profits

Today 11:45am - Media release | Carbon footprint tracking expert Cogo has collaborated with the Terra Nova Foundation on a trailblazing ‘Earth positive’ (Earth+) programme.

Hutt City Council announces low carbon acceleration fund recipients

Tuesday - Media release | Five organisations with a keen eye for reducing their emissions have been given the green light on their reduction initiatives.

Climate Change Commission chair to retire

Monday - Media release | The Climate Change Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr, has confirmed his plans to retire at the end of his term later this year, Climate Change Minister Simon Watts says.

Flood damage a growing risk for NZ’s kelp forests

Monday - Media release | Timber slash and debris from flooding events is decimating Aotearoa New Zealand’s vital underwater kelp forests, a nationwide study shows.

New project targets methane reduction in dairy effluent ponds

23 May 24 - Media release | A new project led by Lincoln University and Ravensdown marks the next step towards providing farmers with a cost-effective tool to reduce methane emissions from effluent storage ponds.

Over 60% bounty increase for refrigerant recovery

22 May 24 - Media release | Cool-Safe is increasing Bounty Buy-Back payments from $25.00/kg to $40.00/kg for recovered synthetic refrigerants to help meet their target of 90% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from F-gas discharge, by 2035.

Antarctica likely storing more carbon than previously thought

21 May 24 - Media release | Antarctica is likely a carbon storage powerhouse, according to NIWA.


Improving buildings could save NZ almost $40 billion

20 May 24 - Media release | Improving buildings could slash emissions equivalent to taking half our country’s petrol cars off the road.

Carbon pricing works: major meta-study

17 May 24 - Media release | Carbon pricing systems achieve between 5% and 21% emission reductions in their first few years of operation, according to a new study.

Fast-track applicant to pay $216,000 for failed mine bid

16 May 24 - Media release | A mining company that lobbied Resources Minister Shane Jones and RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop to be fast-tracked has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in court costs.

AgriZeroNZ invests $9.9M in US company in race for ‘holy grail’ methane vaccine

13 May 24 - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the joint venture fast-tracking emissions reduction tools for Kiwi farmers, is doubling down on efforts to deliver a methane vaccine with an investment in US ag-biotech...

Boost energy efficiency to slash coal imports and high power bills – it’s a no brainer

10 May 24 - Media release | Energy efficiency is an obvious way to fix New Zealand’s struggling power system, an energy efficiency expert says.

Climate now a housing issue: research reveals a whopping 90% want flood info when buying

9 May 24 - Media release | New nationwide research from insurers AMI, State and NZI released today reveals that climate concerns have grown to the point that 86% of people would now consider climate risk when...

Low gas production threatens energy security

8 May 24 - Media release | Simeon Brown, Minister for Energy, and Shane Jones, Minister for Resources - There has been a material decline in gas production according to figures released today by the Gas...

Midwives vital part of the solution to climate challenges

6 May 24 - Media release| Midwives may not be the first profession you think of when it comes to climate change but in a climate crisis they are an essential part of the emergency healthcare response.

Air New Zealand announces changes to Sustainability Advisory Panel

2 May 24 - Media release | Former Green Party co-leader and minister for climate change, James Shaw, is joining Air New Zealand's Sustainability Advisory Panel.

Contract awarded to recloak Coronet Forest

1 May 24 - Media release | The contract to deliver an aspirational vision to “recloak” Coronet Forest with native planting has been awarded to Te Tapu o Tāne and e3Scientific Limited.

Updated standard paves the way for introducing biomethane into existing gas pipeline network

30 Apr 24 - Media release: Gas NZ | The recent updating of the standard for reticulated natural gas by Standards New Zealand to allow for renewable gas to be injected into gas pipelines is a significant step...

Tzay is right to raise human rights concerns about carbon markets

29 Apr 24 - Media release | Amnesty International’s Advisor on Indigenous Rights, Chris Chapman has reacted to a call by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples to consider a moratorium on...


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