Welcome to our latest SnippETS newsletter.
This week we have noticed that there are some dynamic actions on climate change being undertaken, from a lone individual taking a stand outside parliament, to international finance ministers, the IMF, Fiji’s PM’s perspective, and young New Zealanders.
So, what else can be done? We have an in-depth article about EV’s and what’s happening with these in NZ, take a look at new food options, and end with an article on commercialisation of carbon capture.
We hope you find this weeks SnippETS interesting and informative.
Ollie Langridge sees himself as a normal guy that doesn’t know what to do. The recently released UN Biodiversity Report, warning that Earth was in the middle of a mass extinction that could see one million species go extinct, proved the tipping point for Ollie. Describing this as madness, he decided he would protest on the lawn of the NZ Parliament and would not leave until a climate emergency is declared. Hope it’s not a long and cold winter and the southerlies stay away. Read more.....
At the April meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, Finance Ministers from more than twenty countries launched a new coalition aimed at driving stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts. The Coalition endorsed a set of six common principles, known as the Helsinki Principles, that promote national climate action, especially through fiscal policy and the use of public finance. At this stage New Zealand is not part of this Coalition although we should be.