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Government Penalises Sustainable Forestry In The ETS

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 2:25 pm | Ekos

The government announced today that it will impose an annual $30 per hectare charge on forestry projects that use exotic trees in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). This will be another nail in the coffin of sustainable forestry and climate action ... More >>

Building Climate Resilient Landscapes In A Cost Of Living Crisis

Monday, 24 July 2023, 10:02 am | Ekos

The government is stuck between the rock of expensive climate change policies and the hard place of the cost of living crisis. This is why the carbon market is so important for financing climate change solutions at scale according to Sean Weaver, ... More >>

Ekos As A Biodiversity Market Enabler

Monday, 10 July 2023, 12:14 pm | Ekos

Ekos has developed a biodiversity credit financing instrument called the ‘Sustainable Development Units Programme’. Ekos CEO Dr Sean Weaver said the SDU Programme is a market based mechanism to support any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, ... More >>

Permanent Continuous Cover Forestry For Cyclone Resilience

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 10:45 am | Ekos

This is a time for cool heads and warm hearts to consider all the practical solutions to reducing cyclone risk to our communities says environmental forestry consultant Dr Sean Weaver. “We cannot stop cyclones from coming, but we can reduce our vulnerability ... More >>

Right Forest: Right Place

Thursday, 12 January 2023, 11:22 am | Ekos

It is time for the forest industry to have a conversation with itself about putting the right forest in the right place in the brave new world where ex-tropical cyclones are the new normal, says Dr Sean Weaver, CEO of environmental forestry company Ekos. ... More >>

New Biodiversity Market Launched

Monday, 20 June 2022, 4:53 pm | Ekos

L-R Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari CEO Phil Lyons and Co-Chairs Poto Davies and Don Scarlet, Profile Group Executive Director Mikayla Plaw and Ekos founder and CEO Dr Sean Weaver. A new biodiversity market was launched today with the first transaction ... More >>

Nelson Opportunity To Pivot To 21st Century Forestry

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 11:17 am | Ekos

Nelson has the opportunity to pivot to a 21st Century approach to forestry Ekos CEO Dr Sean Weaver told the Nelson City Council today. He was speaking at the public forum for the Nelson City Council meeting on the Adoption of Forestry Activity Management ... More >>

Private Money Can Decarbonise The Economy

Monday, 15 November 2021, 2:21 pm | Ekos

The investor community will play a decisive role in decarbonising the economy Ekos CEO Dr Sean Weaver told the ‘Decarbonising New Zealand’ conference today. “There is simply not enough money in the public sector for this task, which is why market ... More >>

Carbon Offsetting – Cheating Or Not?

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 7:22 am | Ekos

“Companies buy carbon credits from you and can continue polluting. Carbon offsetting is cheating and making things worse for the climate” said a climate activist in a message to carbon management company Ekos. As world governments negotiate our climate ... More >>

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 >>





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