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Joined-up Policy, Auckland and Wellington Recognised and Plastic Ice Cream

Joined-up Policy, Auckland and Wellington Recognised and Plastic Ice Cream

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Kia Ora, Yet another report emerged this week highlighting the need for a joined-up approach to addressing climate change and the pending sixth mass extinction. The joint report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and IBPES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) concludes governments…

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Networking, Conference and Surplus Milk?

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      It’s been another full-on week for international, local and CEP news. Starting off close to home, we had a couple of great networking events this week enjoying excellent turnouts at both Wellington and Auckland. Numbers were boosted by members of the Young Energy Professionals Network and Sustainability…

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Deadlines, Deliveries and a Brave New World

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Arguably, the best news of the week is that the Climate Change Commission has extended its submission deadline for comment on its draft advice by two weeks to 28 March. With the weight of documentation to digest, that was welcome news to many of us. For a…

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6 Fixes to 1.5C, Urban Transformation and Batteryless Devices

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Kia ora, We have good news to report to members and partners this week. We recognise that we’re in turbulent and uncertain economic times for many members and partners and are endeavouring to do our bit to help. Our new financial year kicks off today and I’m delighted…

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An Unwelcome Milestone, Wellington’s Waste and Blundering Boris

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Kia ora, An unwelcome milestone was passed this week when the UN World Food Programme declared the current drought in Madagascar has created the first famine that can be directly attributed to climate change. The conclusion was based on data and trends from the IPCC report earlier in…

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Targets, the EV Market and Living Bricks

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Well, we’re certainly back in action. There have been numerous events and information sessions this week on the back of the CCC draft advice and the return of Parliament. One interesting snippet (from Minister Woods) from a session on Thursday was that the Government’s manifesto target of…

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