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Last month, the Climate Change Commission released its draft advice on how Aotearoa NZ can transition to a climate-resilient and low emissions future, including emissions reductions ‘budgets’ for the three periods up to 2035. This advice and other information about the process can be found here. The deadline for submissions on the Climate Commission firstContinue reading “Are you having your say about the Climate Change Commission draft advice to govt?”
Planetary Facts Labelling Dr Kate Meyer is founding director of the Planetary Accounting Network, a framework that helps people, businesses and governments to make decisions that will revitalise and sustain our environment. In this article Kate shares her thoughts on the environmental cost of the festive season and introduces ‘Planetary Facts Labelling’, whereby a consumerContinue reading “What if we could understand a product’s environmental impacts at a glance?”
BFF zero waste expert Hannah Blumhardt recently co-authored this article in The Conversation, highlighting how industry is pushing back on proposals to phase out single-use plastics, citing life-cycle assessments. But as Hannah and her co-authors argue, this is based on an application of a LCA that does not take into account the full impact ofContinue reading “How industry argues that single-use plastics are ‘better’ for the environment”
BFF’s Sally Faisandier has been watching the recently released documentary ‘Kiss the Ground’ (Netflix). It tells the stark story of land degradation as a result of industrialised or intensive farming in the United States and elsewhere. It also explains how regenerative farming can help restore the environment and even address climate change by ‘drawing down’Continue reading “‘Kiss the Ground’ documentary a must-watch”
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