Pathfinder Ethical Funds: Are they Ethical? Lessons to be Learned by Dr Robert Howell

Dr Howell has reviewed the New Zealand funds manager Pathfinder. The full article is reproduced below and available as a PDF here. Pathfinder Ethical Funds: Are they Ethical? Lessons to be Learned Dr Robert Howell 1: Introduction Pathfinder is a fund manager based in New Zealand, promoting investment in high integrity, actively managed, carbon light …

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An appeal for economic transformation at President Biden’s Climate Summit

An appeal for economic transformation at President Biden’s Climate Summit, 22-23 April 2021. ‘President Biden and distinguished state leaders. ‘In his encyclical letter of 2015 – on care for our common home – Pope Francis exhorted: “Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change.” ‘He …

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WR Press Release: Growth Problem should be key issue for PM at Climate Summit

Wise Response Press Release 20 April 2021 WISE RESPONSE THINKS GROWTH PROBLEM IS THE ISSUE PM ARDERN SHOULD ADDRESS AT CLIMATE SUMMIT In meeting virtually with President Joe Biden and 39 other world leaders, PM Jacinda Ardern should press home the need to confront the current global economic model based on limitless growth.  ‘It has …

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WR Press Release: Bubble with Oz reveals the reality gap in tackling impacts of climate change

Wise Response press release 18 April 2021.  Full briefing to government attached. BUBBLE WITH OZ REVEALS THE REALITY GAP IN TACKLING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Wise Response urges Government to create a Commission for the Future The travel bubble with Australia opens just as its Climate Council announces that keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees …

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Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future

Quarterly Briefing – 2 Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future. A Systems based approach to avoid piecemeal legislation. As the human enterprise has become ever larger, our planet’s ability to support and absorb it has diminished. There has become less and less room for error: at our present scale …

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Decoding the Hype Behind the Natural Gas Industry’s Hydrogen Push

By Justin Mikulka • Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 06:12 This article was published by Desmog t seems like nearly every day another hopeful article touts the potential of using hydrogen as a fuel to tackle climate change. What’s known as “green hydrogen” — which relies on renewable power for production — is getting the …

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Why the Climate Change Commission’s targets are so weak

Why the Climate Change Commission’s targets are so weakRobert McLachlan, 05:00, Mar 13 2021, Published on Stuff Climate Change report: What’s the future of gas? The Climate Change Commission’s first report has been released, with a raft of targets proposed to cut emissions. OPINION: Of all the many things the Climate Change Commission has been …

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Ecological economics for humanity’s plague phase

The human enterprise is in potentially disastrous ‘overshoot’, exploiting the ecosphere beyond ecosystems’ re-generative capacity and filling natural waste sinks to overflowing. Economic behavior that was once ‘rational’ has become maladaptive. This situation is the inevitable outcome of humanity’s natural expansionist tendencies reinforced by ecologically vacuous growth-oriented ‘neoliberal’ economic theory. The world needs a more …

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Wise Response submission to the Climate Change Commission – March 2021

Wise Response has made a comprehensive submission to the Climate Change Commission. The submission is available as a PDF here. PRESS RELEASE 30 MARCH 2021 Wise Response advocates deep and wide-ranging actions. Climate Change Commission’s advice supported but ‘too narrow’. Wise Response recommends 24 essential actions in its advice to the Climate Change Commission.  ‘Business …

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