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Carbon Farming Concerns Threaten Future Of Sustainable Forestry

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 2:44 pm | Ekos

Concerns about the legitimacy of permanent exotic forest carbon farming projects threaten the future of sustainable forestry, Ekos chief executive Dr Sean Weaver says. “Both native and exotic forests are part of the winning formula that will ... More >>

Smart Carbon Farming Won’t Go Up In Flames

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 5:04 pm | Ekos

Carbon-farming is a vital climate resilience tool, and highlighting the risks in the highest risk areas is scaremongering, Ekos chief executive Dr Sean Weaver says. Dr Weaver was responding to a report claiming land planted for carbon farming will ... More >>

Ekos Welcomes Government Fossil Fuel Announcement

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:23 am | Ekos

Environmental financing business Ekos welcomes the government’s announcement of the end of oil and gas exploration and says that any government that was accurately reading the global tea leaves would do the same. Executive Director Sean Weaver said ... More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity in Global Climate Financing

Saturday, 15 April 2017, 1:19 pm | Ekos

Kiwi Ingenuity in Global Climate Financing In a meeting in London this week a kiwi carbon entrepreneur presented the design of a new climate financing instrument proposed for the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Sean Weaver from Takaka, ... More >>

Ekos Partnership with Maori More than Just Trade

Monday, 6 February 2017, 6:56 pm | Ekos

Ekos is a rainforest carbon boutique working in partnership with Maori landowners to build a low carbon future through rainforest protection and carbon offsetting. This work, though, is more than just a business for Ekos and the Maori landowners ... More >>

Ekos Lowers the Bar to Carbon Neutrality

Monday, 2 January 2017, 2:10 pm | Ekos

Ekos Lowers the Bar to Carbon Neutrality 2017 could become the year when carbon neutrality starts to become the new normal. But many New Zealand businesses have disregarded carbon neutrality as an expensive voluntary activity where costs outweigh the benefits. ... More >>

Ekos Calls On Private Sector To Show Climate Leadership

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 1:46 pm | Ekos

Carbon financing entrepreneur Sean Weaver of Ekos is calling on the New Zealand private sector to help the government in climate change ambitions by showing more leadership in climate change responsibility. Dr Weaver was responding to a call by prominent ... More >>

Ekos Wins Sustainable Business Network Award

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:09 pm | Ekos

Last night the charity Ekos won the Sustainable Business Network Award for Restorative Innovation at the SBN Awards Ceremony in Auckland. Ekos is a ‘rainforest carbon boutique’ founded by forest carbon scientist Sean Weaver, based in Takaka. More >>

PM Invited to Offset Flights to PI Forum

Friday, 9 September 2016, 11:26 am | Ekos

New Zealand-based carbon offsetting charity Ekos invites the Prime Minister to offset his flight emissions to and from the Pacific Islands Forum in Micronesia with certified carbon offsets from the Ekos rainforest carbon project in Vanuatu. Ekos Executive ... More >>

Catching The Climate Ball And Running With It

Friday, 13 May 2016, 3:33 pm | Ekos

Imagine a rugby game where a group of very capable players try to help one player called Johnny to simply catch the ball and run and score a try. Imagine Johnny just standing there, watching the ball arch across his field of view and letting it bounce ... More >>

Integrity-Free Carbon

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 3:30 pm | Ekos

Sean Weaver, Ekos The carbon offsetting world seems to have three broad personalities. The first are those who do not care about the climate system but want to look like they are doing the right thing at minimum cost. The second are those who care about ... More >>

NZ Rainforest Carbon Offsetting

Monday, 25 April 2016, 2:39 pm | Ekos

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett has signaled that the private sector will need to play an active role in helping New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions. At the same time the integrity of the Government’s carbon offset supply from the Ukraine ... More >>