Sustainability Matters 14th December 2023

Welcome to this last 2023 edition of Sustainability Matters while COP28 is still in progress. The good news is negotiations continue.
Meanwhile you can read about;

      •    COP28 Success or Failure?
      •    Collaboration and Sustainability Guidelines
      •    EU Criminalises Environmental Damage ‘Comparable to Ecocide’
      •    Government Releases Climate Change Commission’s 2nd Emissions Reduction Plan
      •    PetroStates of Decline: Oil and Gas Producers Face Growing Fiscal Risks
      •    Is the Torrent of Climate Disinformation Still More Powerful Than Available Remedies?
      •    Nature Given a Voice in Boardrooms
      •    Hot Water, Low Emissions: Case Study Switch to Renewables
      •    Energy Efficiency Could Offer Major Climate Wins. But What Is It?
      •    Cohousing for Life: A Practical and Personal Story of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood
      •    Study Suggests Microplastics Could Trigger Cloud Formation and Affect the Weather
      •    Prepare for El Niño
      •    Heart of Country: A Documentary and Truth Telling Journey Filmed Across Australia
      •    Finite: The Climate of Change Review – Powerful Case Against Climate Crisis Fatigue
      •    We Can Produce Our Own Power
      •    Board Game Gift Ideas for Nature-Loving Kids
      •    The Activist Training Lab
      •    12 graphs Showing New Zealand is Doing Better than You Think
      •    Using Locally Sourced Timber
      •    I’m a Climate Scientist. I’m Not Screaming into the Void Anymore.
      •    Winners of the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2023

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Sustainability Matters 7th December 2023

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters
An alert! The next edition will be the final for 2023. It will be published in a week’s time.
The context includes NZ school holidays commencing on Thursday 21st December.
Meanwhile you can read about;

      •    5 Key Points from the King’s COP28 Speech
      •    Recloaking Papatūānuku (Recloaking Mother Earth)
      •    How to Talk to a Climate Change Sceptic
      •    CA ANZ Launches New Guide: Measuring Social Impact for Better Reporting
      •    Nitrate Contamination Map
      •    Couple Plants 2 Million Trees in 20 Years to Turn Destroyed Forest Back Into a Wildlife Haven
      •    A New Type of Geothermal Power Plant
      •    The Other Greenhouse Gas
      •    18 Book Recommendations for the Young Bookworm
      •    Collecting Scope 3 Data Webinar Series 2024
      •    NZ Corporates Committed to Sustainability
      •    As Temperatures Rise, Dengue Fever Spreads and Cases Rise
      •    Climate Commons
      •    Can we Save the World Without Free Will?
      •    Clearing Skies: Opening a New Path on Climate and the Future
      •    Nature Strategy Handbook: A Practical Guide for Business
      •    Coca-Cola Bottler Cuts Carbon with Returnable, Resealable Glass
      •    How I Combat Climate Despair
      •    When to Give Up on Climate.

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Sustainability Matters 23rd November 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;
      •    Mary Robinson, Former Irish President: Responsible Business Honouree Award
      •    CA ANZ Updates its Climate Change Policy Statement
      •    Deep Trouble: How Climate Change has Reached the World’s End
      •    The Solutionists: How Businesses Can Fix the Future
      •    The EU and UK Exported 1,000 Tonnes of a Banned Pesticide to Poorer Countries
      •    ‘Frugal Innovation’ and ‘Boring Solutions’ can Best Accelerate Climate Action, say Experts
      •    Assembly of Investment Chairs 2023
      •    Aucklanders: Have Say on Changing Freshwater Rules
      •    Tools to Decarbonise the Construction Industry
      •    Public Buy-in with Response to Climate Change Essential’
      •    GCSE Previews Sustainability Program Standards with Key Audiences
      •    Small Business Sustainability Checklist
      •    Climate Leaders Coalition Launch 5th Anniversary Snapshot
      •    Uncounted Emissions: The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuel Exports
      •    Financial System Stability: Solvency II Joint Letter
      •    Live from COP28 Dubai: Rod Oram and Laura Gemmell
      •    Why Grazing Bison Could be Good for the Planet.

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Sustainability Matters 9th November 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    2023 Earthshot Prize Winners Announced
      •    Advances in Refrigeration at the Farm
      •    The Gulf of Mexico’s Revival Starts in Tiny Wetlands 600 Miles Away
      •    Australia’s Sustainable Finance Strategy
      •    Westpac Becomes First Bank with Zero Deforestation Target
      •    Study to Ascertain Capitals Approach Knowledge Gaps
      •    10 New(ish) Book Recommendations for Fall Reading
      •    Eco-Business A-List 2022
      •    2023 Take Charge Christchurch Expo
      •    The Liveability Challenge 2024
      •    Leadership in Sustainable Business Course
      •    How Corporate Action on Deforestation Stacks Up to New Regulatory Risk
      •    GRI Standards Certified Training Course
      •    Home Roofing – A New Marketing Ploy
      •    Plain Language Awards 2023
      •    The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot
      •    A Concerted Effort to Build Social Cohesion is Needed
      •    Winners of 14th Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards.

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Sustainability Matters 26th October 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;
      •    XRB Publishes Comparison Document for NZ CS and IFRS S1 and S2
      •    Research: Rapid Ice Melt in West Antarctica Now Inevitable
      •    Climate Ready Australia National Summit
      •    Continued Progress on Ambition Contrasts with Lack of Detailed Action Plans
      •    How Congruent is Budget 2023 with New Zealand’s Climate Commitments?
      •    EU Reaches Deal on Exit Schedule from Climate-wrecking F-gases
      •    Climate Outlook for Aotearoa Predicts Rivers in the Sky, Heatwaves in the Sea
      •    Degrowth for a New Generation
      •    Possums, Rats, Stoats and Old Scooter Batteries
      •    The Planet’s Big Blue Machine: Why the Ocean Engine Matters
      •    The Blue Machine: How the Ocean Works
      •    A Director’s Guide to Mandatory Climate Reporting
      •    Multidimensional Disadvantage and Wellbeing
      •    Sustainability Leaders Summit 2023
      •    Water from Abandoned Coal Mines Heating Buildings
      •    How Coke Killed the Refillable Bottle
      •    Australia Breaches WHO Treaty with Carbon Neutral Certification of Big Tobacco Company
      •    Transition Plan Taskforce Unveils ‘Gold Standard’ Climate Disclosure Frameworks

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Sustainability Matters 12th October 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    Prince William Unveils 15 Global Finalists for the 2023 Earthshot Prize
      •    Insights of President of Federated Farmers About Pricing of Farm Emissions
      •    New Publication: The Role of Integrated Thinking
      •    Best-ever Sustainability Communications
      •    Sustainable Finance – How Investor Demand is Changing How Businesses Finance
      •    Nature Meets Business: What Does the TNFD Mean for the Private Sector?
      •    State of the Nation Report: E-Mobility in New Zealand 2023
      •    5 Takeaways from the Big Climate Change and Business Conference
      •    Sustainable Business Awards Event 2023
      •    Pioneering Change: What can New Zealand Learn from Wales?
      •    Some Tips from thinkstep-ANZ
      •    Rapid-Growth Micro-Forests are Greening Cities 10 Times Faster
      •    Real World Test Shows All-Electric Big Rigs Can Go Farther and Charge Faster
      •    N Z’s Largest Insurer Begins ‘Retreat’ from Flood-prone Homes
      •    SBC Reporting Toolbox
      •    Exposed: Carbon Offsets Linked to High Forest Loss Still on Sale
      •    Architect’s Own $500,000 Passive House
      •    Owners of Energy Inefficient UK Homes Face being Turned Down for Mortgages
      •    Do Businesses Still Care About the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Sustainability Matters 28th September 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    NZ’s Biggest Freshwater Springs Granted Highest Legal Protection
      •    Top Carbon Offset Projects May Not Cut Planet-Heating Emissions
      •    Now we Have Two New Sustainability Disclosure Standards, What’s Next?
      •    Putting Green Jobs in the Curriculum
      •    Sustainability Essentials – Micro Course
      •    Sustainability Reporting – Micro Course
      •    Accounting and Audit Seminar 2023: Sustainability in the Face of Recession
      •    ‘War Is Good for Business,’ Declares Executive at London’s Global Arms Fair
      •    Accounting for the Future
      •    Will this [NZ] Summer be Too Hot for Work?
      •    From Carbon Sink to Source: The Stark Changes in Arctic Lakes
      •    Southern Ocean’s Shrunken Sea Ice Has Entered ‘New State’
      •    Impact Accounting ‘Urgently’ Needed – Roche’s Hoffmann
      •    TNFD Launches Framework on Nature-related Risk Reporting
      •    Low-Income Housing Made from Coffee Waste
      •    Why We Need to Get Better at Measuring Scope 3 Emissions
      •    The Transition from Academia into Policy Advocacy
      •    California Approves USA’s Most Sweeping Emissions Disclosure Rules for Big Business
      •    Concrete 30% Stronger with Coffee Grounds
      •    We Can Produce Our Own Power: Community Energy Projects in Aotearoa.

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