THROUGH NEW EYES: Conference finished!

THROUGH NEW EYES: Conference finished!
01 Aug

Thanks to everyone who joined us for EDS's 2019 conference.  The speaker videos and presentations will be uploaded here on the EDS website soon. A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors for your support. We couldn't do it without you!

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04 Aug

Media Release: EDS Welcomes New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy Discussion Document

EDS welcomes the release of Te koiroa o te koiroa – Our shared vision for living with nature, a discussion document seeking feedback on New Zealand’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 -2030. The strategy will give effect to New Zealand’s international obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity. “Environment Aotearoa 2019 painted a sad story of the state of biodiversity in New Zealand,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “Almost two thirds of…

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24 Jul

Media Statement: EDS welcomes Government’s resource management system review

EDS welcomes Government’s resource management system review Environment Minister Hon David Parker today announced the Government’s comprehensive review of the resource management system. The review is focused on the Resource Management Act but will also include interactions of that Act across the broader resource management system. The Minister will establish an expert advisory group to undertake the review with a reporting date at the end of May 2020. “This initiative…

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17 Jul

Media Release: EDS submission on the Zero Carbon Bill calls for stronger legal sanctions

EDS has filed its submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. The Bill sets targets for greenhouse gas reductions, provides for the government to set a series of carbon budgets, and sets up a new, independent, Climate Change Commission. “The Bill is an enormously positive step in the right direction,” says Dr Greg Severinsen, senior advisor at EDS. “We’ve now got numerical targets for reducing emissions, carbon…

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15 Jul

Latest EDS News: July 2019

Read the latest EDS Newsletter here. Apologies but our Donation and EDS Conference Registration links didn't work in our latest newsletter! Try them out here instead!

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08 Jul

Media Release: RMA Enforcement Report welcome but reveals some problems

EDS has welcomed a report that analyses the effectiveness of regional council enforcement performance under the Resource Management Act. The report, Independent Analysis of the 2017/108 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Metrics for the Regional Sector was commissioned by regional councils and prepared by former EDS Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown, now with The Catalyst Group. “CME is a critically important area of resource management and if done poorly can…