Welcome to another issue of Snippets. Action on climate change is certainly not quietening down or going away. We cast a light on the NZ advocacy group ‘Lawyers for Climate Change’ and the US, multi-generational, star studded coalition, self-titled ‘World War Zero’.
Businesses are also reacting positively with the Task Force for Climate related Financial Disclosures attracting, in only fifteen months, 287 financial firms responsible for nearly US $100 trillion in assets. A separate fund for divesting out of fossil fuels and into renewables has now reached US $11 trillion, US $2 trillion alone in the last six months.
The sustainability sector in turn is reacting with calls for them to have a louder voice at the Board room table, so they can more effectively steer their organisation along the path of reducing emissions.
Also featuring in this issue is the wonderful part natural materials have to play in our climate change journey. The advantages of using timber over steel and concrete are examined, as is the role of organic materials being converted into biochar. Last up is the use of compressed air and bubbles in our waterways as a means of diverting and collecting plastic waste.
As this is likely to be our last issue before the Christmas break (we close on the 20th), we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best over the Christmas and the New Year break. Catch up with you again in 2020.