After the referendum against asset sales showed that 2/3 people were against asset sales, the National Government can apparently still see no reason to stop the sale.
Via Radio New Zealand, 3 December 2013 The thing about building the most sustainable headquarters while applying for the next open cast coal mine never added up. The article by Radio NZ hold some hope however:
Personally I never liked composite decking. I am not sure whether people understand the difference between recycling and downcycling. Recycling means (to me) that you can turn a product into the same product over and over again or into another product with equal value or maybe even higher value (that would be upcycling). However in…
A scientific panel has called for the creation of an early ecological warning system [..] Since at least the 70s we have known about it. In those 40 years we went from some treehugger opinion to mainstream acceptance. It’s a painfully slow process. But I guess that’s how evolution works….
It just happened that I stumbled across one of my old blob posts regarding the Kyoto Protocol. Under one heading called “New Zealand’s obligations under the Protocol” it will take you to a passage that reads: The most important obligation that would be imposed on New Zealand would be to ensure that New Zealand’s total…
Everybody is talking climate change, storms are increasing, weather fluctuations increasing and no trace of ETS anywhere. Meanwhile large companies GHG emissions going up instead of down (http://www.environmentalleader.com) and so do NZ GHG emissions (http://www.scoop.co.nz)
Not quite sure whether it is actually the world's first one, since Norway has done a similar thing: Norway Mandates CSR Reporting Via GreenBIZ India is the first country to pass a corporate responsibility law requiring larger companies to spend 2% of each year's profit on those kinds of initiatives. The law kicks in for…
In 2010, the Centre for Advanced Engineering at Canterbury University studied the impact of various rates of electric vehicle (EV) uptake on New Zealand’s electricity grid. In their lowest uptake scenario, they projected 200,000 EVs on our roads by 2025, while a rapid-uptake scenario projected 390,000 EVs.
Square in the middle of three years of intense drought conditions, New Mexico is dealing with an escalating water problem that has now caused one town, Magdalena, to run out of water, forcing city officials to scramble for solutions to bring relief to local residents and businesses.
Via globalreporting.org, 2013-06-12 On 1 June, newly-passed regulation on sustainability reporting came into force in Norway. The Norwegian government passed the legislation in April, requiring large companies to provide information on how they integrate social responsibility into their business strategies. This represents an important milestone in the regulation of corporate transparency.