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SnippETS for 10 October 2019

October 9, 2019




Welcome to this week’s edition of SnippETS. We start with a look at the protest action around climate change inaction, in NZ, and around the world, with a call for governments and businesses to do more.


Our PM is trying new ways of encouraging climate friendly trade; the Pacific Islands are asking for help with decarbonisation of shipping; one huge international business is making their freight fleet more sustainable; and the UK is looking for new ways to reduce aviation emissions.


We finish with interesting information on various water requirements for food production (you may be surprised), an update on the cleaning of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and a new (?) initiative in NZ around recycling drinks containers. We hope you enjoy this week's selection of articles.




Readers who were out marching at, or following, the Strike for Climate Action recently will know that it was a huge event. We at Energy TS were on the street too, and it was great to see people of all ages and all walks of life out there with us. This article offers a quick look at the event and gives an idea of the energy behind it. Read more.....







Among large corporate participants in the SDG goals, there is a growing movement for corporates to be leading the way in regard to climate change action. This is in response to lack of government action in many cases, as an exercise of “filling the void” so to speak. Read more.....









As the days pass by and the wheels of the climate change and SDG bus slowly turn, there are some who have had enough of inaction and who are pushing for real action. This may sound obvious, especially after the recent climate marches, but what if we told you that in some cases it is actually some corporate heads doing the pushing? Read more.....








If business leaders stay climate resisters despite these growing pressures, then maybe changing international trade agreements will force their hand.  New Zealand is leading a new trade agreement which aims to remove tariffs on environmental goods in an effort to encourage climate-friendly trade. The agreement seeks to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and introduce "voluntary guidelines for eco-labelling programmes and mechanisms". Read more.....