How to cut emissions from transport: ban fossil fuel cars, electrify transport and get people walking and cycling

Fiona Goodall/Getty Images Robert McLachlan, Massey University The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice on how to decarbonise New Zealand’s economy is refreshing, particularly as it calls on the government to start phasing out fossil fuels instead of relying on offsets and carbon trading. Until now, New Zealand has relied heavily on its Emissions Trading Scheme,

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Greta Thunberg effect: people familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act

Anandita Sabherwal, London School of Economics and Political Science and Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge She was declared Time magazine’s person of the year in the same month that Donald Trump told her to “work on her anger management issues”. Greta Thunberg has attracted international attention since her lone demonstration outside the Swedish

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Women take lead roles in India’s farmers’ protest

A protest march in Kolkata in support of farmers. Women have been central to the recent protests. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) Navjotpal Kaur, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Sumeet Sekhon, University of British Columbia As temperatures plummet, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children continue to spend bone-chilling days and nights in makeshift shelters across

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Woolworths releases 2025 Sustainability Plan

On 11 November 2020, the Woolworths Group (WOW) released it 2025 Sustainability Plan showing its commitment to transparency and a better tomorrow .    Well done Woolworths.  Find it HERE. Utilising the following 5 guiding principles, WOW shows how they turn these principles into specific goals and commitments. 01  We act like a leader and

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Corporate support for employee volunteering programs is good business.

Corporate support for employee volunteering programs is good business.  An article titled ‘Corporate Volunteerism proves a smart business move’ noted that corporate volunteering is “an exciting phenomenon” in the volunteering sector. “It can bond teams going through change, and bridge differences often overlooked in the hubris of ‘business as usual” and ‘The benefits can be

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