Welcome to our latest SnippETS newsletter.
This week we start with articles discussing the recent worldwide school strike for climate change, where young people are pushing for real action on climate change.
We follow with an article that explains how the corporate world can help individuals to overcome barriers to climate change actions, and then discuss that Kiwi businesses need to act now to address climate change, because the regulatory landscape is about to change for all NZ businesses.
Next, we have a series of articles that discuss working with natural carbon sequestration solutions, before discussing how a carbon accounting loophole is being challenged.
We then look at action a NZ dairy company has taken to reduce GHG emissions and close with an article about an art exhibit designed to raise awareness about plastic pollution.
Last Friday, school student strikes, urging adults to take responsibility and stop climate change, began taking place in over 2000 cities worldwide. An estimated 1.4 million pupils from around the world participated in the School Strike For Climate. “We want a voice when it comes to making decisions, versus the older generations—who just don’t care—making decisions for us,” said one of the pupils, “For climate action, we don’t think the government is doing enough.” Read more.....
Through the help of school strikes and media coverage, the issue of climate change is now widely acknowledged. However, a new study highlights several barriers preventing individual action on climate change. The question is, how do we overcome the roadblocks that prevent people from doing more? Understanding what prevents people from changing their behavior is the first step to unlocking opportunities to reduce human impact on climate change. Read