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

17 Jul

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

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25 Jun

EDS Office Manager: position available

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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…

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02 Jul

Media Statement: EDS delighted at the appointment of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Ministerial Advisory Committee

The Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries today announced the establishment of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Ministerial Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to progress the visions and aspirations developed in the Sea Change process for the Hauraki Gulf. The members of the Committee are Catherine Harland (Co-Chair), Paul Majurey (Mana Whenua Co-Chair), Volker Kuntzsch, Dr Jeremy Helson, Dr John Montgomery, Raewyn Peart, Tame Te Rangi…

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26 Jun

Media Release: EDS welcomes Horizons Plan Change

Horizons Regional Council has advised that it intends to publicly notify Plan Change 2 on 22 July. This plan change is intended to “fix” technical problems with the One Plan by adjusting an OVERSEER table and will provide a consenting pathway for intensive land uses. “This is an important step forward for Horizons and has its genesis in declaration proceedings in the Environment Court which found profound deficiencies in the…