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Snippets this week examines the role of nature in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the potential to sequester some 12 gigatonnes of CO2 per year. Working with nature, also means we need to protect it so that it can flourish, thrive and regenerate.

 

Farming is also in the process of transforming itself, with regenerative agriculture high on the agenda, in an effort to improve soil quality and to grow crops that have long roots to sequester carbon. The corporate company’s Danon and Chipolte are showing responsibility for managing their supply chains regeneratively.

 

The investment community is also having to adapt to a need to reduce emissions and to cope with the risks posed from climate change catastrophes (Green Swan events). The bank for International Settlements recently sent a report alerting Reserve Banks of these and how they may be beyond financial redress.

 

Here in New Zealand, discussions are ongoing about the reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme, including whether to make companies publicly disclose their emissions. As you might expect, the reactions by business have been mixed.

 

We conclude with a couple of articles examining the last mile of freight transport and the future of flight in terms of an equivalent air taxi. And as our cities are always changing, what might they look like in the future?