Sustainability Matters 11th April 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    An Optimist’s Guide to the Planet
      •    Sustainability Reporting – The Guide to Preparation
      •    An Outline of Some of the Government’s Retrograde Action Since Elected
      •    SBN is Literally on the Move
      •    Rod Oram Memorial Service
      •    Climate Scientist Dr Jim Salinger Named New Zealander of the Year
      •    Business Decision Template
      •    Call on Investors to Divest from Advertising Agencies Working for Polluting Clients
      •    Ours is the Most Wasteful Civilisation in History. Here’s How to Stop It
      •    Net Zero Economy Authority Bill Is a Step Towards a Fair and Well Planned Transition
      •    Housing Summit 2024
      •    Nepali Engineer’s Mission to Recycle All Hospital Waste
      •    What You Need to Know About Modern Slavery
      •    Nature in Responsible Investments
      •    Plastic-Free Clothing – Handbook
      •    We Must Not Neglect Our Fundamental Infrastructure – Biodiversity
      •    Emissions from International Shipping and Aviation – Include in 2050 Target?
      •    World’s Biggest Economies Pumping Billions into Fossil Fuels in Poor Nations
      •    Court Verdict on Climate Action Could Ripple Across Europe
      •    The Social Cost of Carbon is Now US$225 per tonne – What This Means for Asia

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Sustainability Matters 28th March 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    Rod Oram – A Remarkable and Highly Esteemed Journalist – Tributes
      •    Nations Are Undercounting Emissions, Putting UN Goals at Risk
      •    Tackling the Challenge of Ethical Sourcing
      •    Landmark Legal Opinion Paves Way for Nature to Enter the Boardroom
      •    Transitioning Your Business to a Social Enterprise
      •    How Do We Assure Sustainability Reporting?
      •    Belgian Farmer Takes TotalEnergies to Court, Seeking Climate Damages
      •    A People’s Review of Kāinga Ora: In Defence of Public Housing
      •    Liverpool is Building the World’s largest Tidal Power Project – A Million Homes
      •    Reporting Emissions – Getting the Right Data is Critical: Here’s How to Fill the Gaps
      •    Britain Is the Best Place in Europe To Be An Immigrant
      •    Airborne Microplastics Found in Southern Alps
      •    What’s Missing from Your Bank Statement
      •    A Degrowth Approach to Climate Change
      •    Global E-waste Monitor 2024
      •    Life Under Water Podcast – Series
      •    The Impact of Offshore Wind Energy
      •    Climate Policy Improves Investment Confidence in Institutional Capital Market
      •    Electric ‘Flying’ Ferry for Lake Manapouri.

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Sustainability Matters 14th March 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    Fast-track Approvals Bill
      •    Carbon Emissions – To Cut or To Offset?
      •    Sports Group Putting Environmental Goals into Action
      •    Shield Your Drinking Water from Microplastics via Boiling
      •    To Accelerate Climate Action, More Women Must Run the World
      •    GPS on Land Transport and Fast Track Consents – Bad News for the Climate
      •    The Butterfly Redemption
      •    SEC Drops Some Emissions Disclosure Requirements from Draft Climate Rules
      •    Closing Statement from Dr Ganesh Nana
      •    Reframing Sustainability Initiatives in Higher Education
      •    Excess Units in NZ ETS Pose a Risk to NZ Meeting Climate Goals
      •    Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter
      •    Australia’s Financial Stability Confirmed as Being at Risk
      •    Webinar to Discuss Climate Commission’s Latest NZ ETS Advice
      •    Can Cities Drive SUVs Off Their Streets?
      •    Flying Blind: In a Holding Pattern
      •    US Excise Taxes Advance Wildlife Conservation and Outdoor Recreational Access
      •    How Should Businesses Measure and Maximise Social Impact?
      •    Young Activists Lobby for Australian Law on Climate Harm
      •    Medellín’s Green Corridors Are a Breath of Fresh, Cool Air.

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Sustainability Matters 22nd February 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters which is a week early. In it you can read about;

      •    Sustainability-Related Financial Disclosures Toolkit
      •    Bank Launches Sustainability Training for All Employees
      •    Business Sustainability and Impact Guide
      •    Where Democracy is Most at Risk
      •    Australian Plan to Limit Car Pollution
      •    Green Star for Contractors
      •    The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot
      •    Top Tips: Charging Your EV on the Road
      •    Greece Introduces Climate Crisis Resilience Tax for Tourists
      •    Challenge Hub
      •    UK Advertising Watchdog BANS Car Maker Ads Referring to EVs as ‘Zero Emissions’
      •    Revised Exposure Drafts of GRI’s Revised Standards for Climate and Energy
      •    Decarbonising Transport & Logistics: A Roadmap to Scope 3 and Supplier Emissions Data
      •    Dynamic Planet
      •    Measuring Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment
      •    Circular Economy ISO Standard to Bring Certainty: ISO 59000 Series
      •    Redesign for a Waste-free Future
      •    Plastics Reckoning: PVC Is Ubiquitous, But Maybe Not for Long
      •    What we Recycle has Changed; Need to Knows
      •    Converting Agricultural and Mine Methane to CO2
      •    How to Live in a Chaotic Climate: 10 Steps to Reconnect with Ourselves, Our Communities, and Our Planet
      •    Superblocks for the Supercity?
      •    Guide to Social Impact Assessment.

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Sustainability Matters 15th February 2024

A ‘heads up’. The next edition of Sustainability Matters will be next week rather than in two weeks. Some of my overseas family will be visiting NZ from late February and I will be fully engaged with them for a couple of weeks 😊
Don’t worry, there is heaps of potential content juggling for “it’s day in the sunlight”.
Meanwhile you can read about;

      •    Are Environmental Taxes the Perfect Solution Which Nobody Wants?
      •    With Urgency – NZ Govt’s Reforms
      •    Investments: Messaging Makes a Difference
      •    Carbon Crush
      •    Tech Guide: Carbon Footprint Management
      •    Two Countries Ratify Global Ocean Treaty
      •    The 3D-Printed Affordable Housing of the Future Will Be Recyclable
      •    A Shared Future: Working with Communities to Adapt to a Changing Climate
      •    Climate-related Financial Impact Guide
      •    As Use of A.I. Soars, So Does the Energy and Water It Requires
      •    Shaping Tomorrow Together: Exploring the Deliberative Democracy Journey
      •    Paris Votes to Triple SUV Parking Fees
      •    2024 New Zealand for Purpose Reporting Awards
      •    Two CA ANZ Webinars
      •    This Cheap Street Fix Saves Lives. Why Don’t More Cities Do It?
      •    Canadian Beef Farmers on Track to Meet 2030 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goal
      •    IFRS Sustainability Symposium 2024
      •    Closing the Gap: Investor Insights into Decision-Useful Climate Data Assurance
      •    Judge Acquits Greta Thunberg
      •    Natural Hydrogen: A Potential Clean Energy Source Beneath Our Feet.

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Sustainability Matters 1st February 2024

Welcome to the second edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    66 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About in 2023
      •    James Shaw Steps Down as Greens Co-Leader
      •    Australian Climate-related Financial Disclosure: Exposure Draft Legislation
      •    In Juneau, Alaska, A Carbon Offset Project Which is Actually Working
      •    Transformative Program Evaluation for Sustainability Degrees
      •    It’s Concerning Just How Many Have Been Sucked in by the Anthropogenic Climate Change Fraud
      •    Heart of Country
      •    Starting out on Sustainability Workshops
      •    2024 Annual Trends Report: The Next Steps for Sustainable Business
      •    An Ancient Chinese Text Surprisingly Relevant Today
      •    2023 was World’s Hottest Year on Record, EU Scientists Confirm
      •    The Neglected Clean Heat We Flush Down the Drains
      •    BrandWatch: In Davos, Brands and Faith Groups Join Hands in an Unlikely Alliance
      •    The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) Explained
      •    Introducing Sustainability: The What, Why and How
      •    Nature Positive Initiative Launches to Promote the Integrity and Implementation of the Global Goal for Nature
      •    Skills Bottleneck Threatens NZ Transition to Renewables
      •    Sustainability Communications and Disclosure Handbook 2024
      •    12 Climate Fiction Stories or Future Ancestors Celebrated.

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Sustainability Matters 18th January 2024

Welcome to this first 2024 edition of Sustainability Matters.
For the first time ever, this edition contains content taking up most of page 4 on a subject which world-wide is regarded as horrid and controversial. Although unique in many ways in others it is not. It is though tightly aligned to ‘sustainability’. On that note, in this edition you can read about;

      •    The Year in Cheer: 177 Ways the World Got Better in 2023
      •    Accounting for a Better World
      •    A Practical Guide to Reducing Upfront Carbon Emissions
      •    The Actual Final Agreement from COP28
      •    Planet Earth III
      •    EcoFest 2024 – Auckland-wide
      •    EU Taxonomy Report: Unsung Cornerstone of ESG Disclosure
      •    Checklist for Smarter Appliance Shopping
      •    IFRS Sustainability Knowledge Hub
      •    PetroStates of Decline: Oil and Gas Producers Face Growing Fiscal risks as the Energy Transition Unfolds
      •    Mentoring for Sustainability Professionals
      •    How to Assess and Act on Your Sustainability Priorities,/em>
      •    Bottled Water Has up to 100 Times More Plastic Particles Than Previously Thought
      •    Corporate Climate Commitments Undermined by Lobbying Practices
      •   As Plastic Production Grows, Treaty Negotiations to Reduce Plastic Waste are Stuck in Low Gear
      •   Groups in NZ which Could Align with Your Sustainability Ethos
      •    Cheap Climate Grace
      •    Fighting Big Ag Pollution with Maps and Math
      •    Hearings in The Hague in Case Claiming Israel’s Gaza War is Genocide
      •    Emissions from Israel’s War in Gaza Have ’Immense’ Effect on Climate Catastrophe
      •    77 Groups Worldwide Back Genocide Lawsuit Against Biden in U.S. Court
      •    Sanders to Force Senate Vote on Probing Israeli War Crimes.

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