How To Achieve Net Zero Plastic by 2030

by Tina Olivero By Maureen Wise Recycling has changed quite a bit over the past few years since China stopped accepting foreign nations’ plastics in 2018 and it has led to terrible consequences. As a result, waste management and recycling companies have been struggling to deal with the excess contaminatedContinue Reading

Four steps on the journey to a net zero future

The boardrooms of companies worldwide are wrestling with the net zero conundrum, with an increasing number announcing bold carbon reduction targets while lacking a detailed action plan to get there. In the scramble to develop strategies to meet these targets, new sustainability roles emerge within enterprises with diverse individuals andContinue Reading

Five Takeaways from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

The Environment and Sustainable Development 5 Minute Fix is a snapshot of need-to-know news on a range of ESD issues nationally. This edition focuses on the latest in climate change, waste, energy, resources, biodiversity, sustainable development, cultural heritage, planning and environmental protection. Climate change International: UN Report on net zeroContinue Reading

Environment and Sustainable Development 5 Minute Fix 30: Safeguard mechanism, renewable energy, SA planning review, biodiversity - Knowledge

Climate change International: UN Report on net zero emissions commitments of non-state entities The United Nations’ High Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities was tasked by the United Nations Secretary General with addressing net zero pledges and commitments from non‑state actors including corporations, financialContinue Reading

Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative Unveils Comprehensive Roadmap at COP27

Collaboration, commitment and consistency emerged as key themes, as a comprehensive roadmap for the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative was announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Nov. 6-18. The ambitious initiative, launched in 2021 through an alliance between the Global AssociationContinue Reading

It appears that the Biden administration has finally realized that successfully achieving the energy transition is a monumental challenge that will take the collective brainpower and cooperation of industry and the world’s political leaders. Since the launch of the ET initiative, the actual cost and technological complexities of achieving net-zeroContinue Reading

Your View | Work/life balance, plastic roads, net zero

Reading Mike Keatinge’s letter on work-life balance (NCE, last month), I felt compelled to respond providing the counter argument. I believe my opinion is held by many others. In years gone by, one sole income was adequate for many families to make ends meet, more recently two incomes are needed.Continue Reading