CategoryNet Zero NZ

How Ambitious do New Zealanders want to be on Climate Action

With the Government proposing to introduce a Zero Carbon Bill by the end of the year, climate change legislation is getting set for its biggest shakeup in 20 years.    Through its recent consultation, the Government asked New Zealanders their views on what a net-zero target should mean, whether we support a UK-styled climate commission, and how we should prepare to adapt to the impacts of climate...

Can we Leverage our Enthusiasm and Drive Solutions to Scale?

The following is our submission on the Productivity Commissions draft report on transitioning to a low-emissions economy – ed.  Pure Advantage was founded on the belief that through the adoption of transformative economic strategies based on green growth, the people and businesses of New Zealand will realize a healthier, wealthier future that is more sustainable in every sense. This...

The Interwoven World | Te Ao i Whiria

It’s two years now since the launch of Our Forest Future, where I called for 1.3 million hectares of new forest planting for a greener, more climate-aligned economy. A lot has changed since then, which I’ll come to soon, but first I want to talk about a lesson I’ve learned. In Aotearoa New Zealand, many of us see forests as a binary choice. It’s either native conservation forests, managed under...

NZ Post – Delivering a Sustainable Future

Our Purpose at NZ Post is to ‘Deliver what people care about’. We have a large group of stakeholders including our customers, people, shareholders and the communities in which we operate, each with their own requirements about what is important to them. Our challenge is to deliver value to all our stakeholders and integrate what they care about into our business. One thing in common to all is...

Cutting Emissions in Healthcare

In late November 2017 a small group of people at Middlemore Hospital celebrated a remarkable achievement – a reduction in the Carbon footprint of the Counties Manukau DHB by 21.2% in just 5 years. That work which began in 2011 was fuelled by the good will of a small group of ordinary people: doctors, nurses and others who took it upon themselves to take action on Climate Change by doing the...

Our chance to lead

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made waves in the lead up to the 2017 election when she labelled climate change her generation’s ‘nuclear free moment’.    She’s right, of course. There’s never been a stronger moral imperative to tackle one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. But taking action on climate change also presents enormous opportunities for New Zealand to build a thriving...

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