Sustainability Matters 8th August 2019

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •   Zero Carbon Bill Hearings
      •   A Week of Major UK Green Policy Announcements
      •   Airport Expansion Stalled on Climate Grounds
      •   More than 350 million Trees Planted in a Day in Ethiopia
      •   Give us Hope. Show us More Solutions – Less Doom and Gloom
      •   Biking with Butterflies
      •   Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown
      •   Refusing to Give Up on Protecting the Environment: Sam Judd
      •   Eco-packaging Trials Reduce Event Waste
      •   Humans Will Never Colonise Mars
      •   The Bizarre, Peaty Science of Arctic Wildfires
      •   Following Up on Forget Shorter Showers
      •   Mint Innovation is Making e-Waste Less Wasteful
      •   Shaping Our [NZ] Low Emissions Future
      •   UK Lawmakers to Count Environmental Cost of Mass Tourism
      •   Defusing Southeast Asia’s e-waste Timebomb
      •   This Zero-waste Restaurant Generates Literally No Trash
      •   First Step is All about Mindset Shift
      •   Meridian Energy Releases Climate Change Risk Report
      •   TCFD- 2019 Status Report
      •   Tough Line on Plastics Taken at Airport

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  • Sustainability Matters 25th July 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   Interim Climate Change Committee – Two Reports Released
          •   Public Consultation: Earth Building Standards
          •   Senior Policy Advocate – Business reform
          •   Radical Action to Tackle a Radical Problem
          •   Fashion Produces More Emissions than All International Flights and Shipping Combined
          •   Training courses on The Natural Step and Future-Fit Business Benchmark
          •   Climate Emergency? Try Revolution
          •   Ensuring Wellbeing Falls Equitably Across New Zealand
          •   How Airplane Contrails Are Helping Make the Planet Warmer
          •   Superhome Tour Christchurch 2019
          •   UN Expert Warns World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ Risk
          •   Wave Energy, Bus Stops and Mattresses
          •   A Letter to the Future upon the Demise of a Glacier
          •   A Carbon Emission Reduction Toolkit for Cities
          •   How to Put Climate Change Financial Risks on the Books
          •   Adopting a Restorative Strategy
          •   Finance Culture Practical Examples
          •   Forget Shorter Showers
          •   Creating Our Living Future – Updates and Stories from Aotearoa and the World!

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  • Sustainability Matters 11th July 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Zero Carbon – Submissions
          •   Essay Competition for Young People
          •   1988 – “Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate”
          •   Saving Manapōuri: The Campaign That Changed a Nation
          •   Ireland’s World-leading Citizens’ Climate Assembly. What Worked? What Didn’t?
          •   How Nelson Businesses Can Take Climate Change Action
          •   5 Reasons Why China is the World’s Sustainable Development Superpower
          •   Wellbeing and Public Policy
          •   Schools and Not-for-profits – Canon Grants Program
          •   Productivity Commission: Councils Need Government Help on Climate Change
          •   CEO Guide to Human Rights
          •   Credit System to Incentivise Plastic Recovery
          •   Guidance on Compostable Packaging
          •   Investing Mindfully
          •   UN Warns One Climate Crisis Disaster Happening Every Week

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  • Sustainability Matters 27th June 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   !! New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Legislation !!
          •   Free Sustainability Webinars for CA ANZ Members
          •   The Conduct of Financial Institutions – Submission by Wise Response Society
          •   The Formula for Telling Sustainability Stories which Stick
          •   Auckland Council Declares Climate Emergency
          •   Two Worked Examples on Social and Human Capital Accounting
          •   Empowering NZ Business and Acting on Plastic
          •   NZ’s Second National Sustainable Development Goals Summit
          •   Keep NZ Earth Building Standards Up To Date
          •   Climate Change & Business Conference 2019
          •   Cutting Construction and Demolition Waste
          •   Sanfords Wins Australian Reporting Awards
          •   Shareholders Defy Bank Management
          •   ISO 50001 Explained
          •   Growing Well at Pūniu River Care
          •   Documentary: Fools and Dreamers

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  • Sustainability Matters 13th June 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   An Alternative Measure of Progress to GDP
          •   No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
          •   The Fracking of Rachel Carson – Silent Spring’s Lost Legacy, Told in Fifty Parts
          •   What Next? Season 2, Episode 3
          •   Green Speak Waikato
          •   Survey: How Should Stuff Cover Climate Change?
          •   Sustainability Failed. The Future is Just Climate
          •   Tackling Climate Change? Governor Jay Inslee Has a Plan for That
          •   ISO Twenty-Four-Hundred
          •   Want to Read Up on Sustainability But Don’t Know Where to Start?
          •   From Fringe to Mainstream – Sustainable Business Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary
          •   EMBARK: Achieving Low Emissions Together
          •   There’s More to Seaweed than Just a Superfood
          •   Creating Healthy Communities and Ecosystems for a Resilient Future
          •   Crazy-Town – Band-Aid Town
          •   A Nod to NZ: What Can We Make of the Advice from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change?
          •   Businesses Say They Are Climate Resilient – but Most Don’t Actually Have a Plan
          •   The Guide to Going Circular.

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  • Sustainability Matters 30th May 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   One Question to Ask Your Head of State
          •   ESG Reporting Guide: A Support Resource for Companies
          •   Zero Carbon Bill Open for Submissions
          •   Stop the Bickering
          •   Silos to Systems
          •   Why the Climate Change Message Isn’t Working
          •   Consider Non-financial Risks in the Reporting Season
          •   What is Sustainable Rubber?
          •   Sustainable Investing is the Best Job Ever
          •   Paul Polman: Courage and Collaboration will Help       •   Business Accomplish Mission Possible
          •   How One Woman Used Her Accounting Career to Drive Social Change
          •   NZ’s Fight Against Climate Change
          •   Climate Code Red: It’s Time We All Called a Spade a Spade
          •   New Zealand Estuaries and Habitats
          •   A4S Essential Guide to Debt Finance
          •   The Bug Eaters.

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  • Sustainability Matters 16th May 2019

    This last week or two there has been a substantial amount of publicity and discussion about the New Zealand government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill. There is also the almost concurrent visit to NZ of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who while positing the proposal has much merit infers the barre has not been set sufficiently high – perhaps inferring the politicians being pragmatic to their constituencies rather than the science-led need.

    For space reasons it has been decided not to canvas these issues in this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

          •   UK Labour Plan to Delist Companies to Force Action on Climate Change
          •   Sustainable Business Network Awards 2019
          •   How the World Got Hooked on Palm Oil
          •   Greta Thunberg to UK’s Parliament: Future Sold So Small Group of People Could Make Unimaginable Amounts of Money
          •   How a Boulder Startup’s Innovative Business Model is Fighting Climate Change, Preserving Land, and Improving Livestock Health
          •   Chernobyl: TV Exposé of the Catastrophic Meltdown
          •   Coastal Recovery: Bringing a Damaged Wetland Back to Life
          •   Homestar in Prefab and More
          •   Measuring Emissions: A Guide for Organisations
          •  Framework Launched to Deliver Net-zero Built Environment
          •   UK MPs Have Declared a Climate Emergency. Isn’t it Time for Business to Do the Same?
          •   Investing Prophet Jeremy Grantham Takes Aim at Climate Change
          •   Australia to Cull Over Two Million Feral Cats by 2020
          •   Australian University Pioneers Urban Mining ‘Micro-factories’
          •   Aiming Even Higher with EPDs
          •   Sexy Killers
          •   Grounding
          •   Can Recycling Help Overcome Homelessness

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