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Dedicated to interviewing leading edge experts, practitioners in their field, and people who are living examples of sustainability. Covers environmental subject matter that is not readily discussed in depth in mainstream media.
November 2009 Posts
Jim Salinger formerly of NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research). Lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.In 2006, he was elected to the position of President of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology at the World Meteorological Organization.Jim is a world authority on climate change for NZ, specialising in glaciers and ice. Speaking of the differences between earth and climate scientists in comparison to commercial, industrial, military scientists, who are not specialists in climate issues.
He covers the skeptics and denialists and the email hacking of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia being more smoke than fire, some of these emails hacked being his.And as NZ, is the 5th highest greenhouse polluter, per head of population globally, could overseas markets not buy our “non Green, clean products, if we do not act by leading?Listen to 30 years of climate experience and Jim's understanding of what the possibilities are.NOTE: This interview was arranged a month ago, this is not a conspiracy to have Jim instantly react to the email hacking flap presently happening in England. And we have the emails to prove it! (You can hack in to see that I am telling the truth!).
With Westpac and BNZ owing New Zealand hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tax, is it helpful for them to be promoting beach clean ups and their save the kiwi efforts - no matter how well intentioned those campaigns? When is green marketing, green wash?With over a third of New Zealanders taking social and environmental ethics into account when they shop, the businesses competing for their spending money are waking up to their needs.Some of the best achievers will be celebrated in the Sustainable Business Awards http://www.sustainableawards.org.nz/event on the 12th Nov.But alongside the many quiet achievers are companies whose promotions run ahead of their reality.
In this interview Kath and Tim chat about the challenges and opportunities for businesses wanting to promote their social and environmental credentials - and the legal protection New Zealanders have against Greenwash. Kath will identify some of the risks and problems and share local examples of companies getting it right.Kath Dewar, Managing Director of KD Consulting, is a marketing professional with twenty years experience at the forefront of the industry here and in the UK and the tutor of a short course in How To Market Sustainability at the University of Auckland on Wed 5th May 2010. Yes! book now!Kath Dewar www.KDConsulting.co.nz
Clive Monds spokesman for www.eco.org.nz has been active in the environmental movement for over 30 years and represents ECO on various fisheries management issues in NZ.With NZ privileged to have the 7th largest oceanic exclusive economic zone on earth, how do we govern these marine resources?Listen to some fascinating information with regard to NZ's fisheries, around sustainability and with world fishing stocks falling what is the state of our waters and the fish in our nurseries?
Should we also lock up a good percentage of NZ fisheries for a number of years by instigating hui to replenish stocks?Clive Monds of www.eco.org.nz