Our Land 2018 report is a call for action on environment

19 Apr

The Environmental Defence Society has commended the Ministry for the Environment and Stats New Zealand for their latest environmental report, Our Land 2018. “This latest in the series of environmental reports under the Environmental Reporting Act 2015, focuses on the state of land and soil. It acknowledges some serious data gaps but is otherwise a useful, insightful and frankly worrying analysis that shows mostly declining trends,” says EDS CEO Gary…

Read full post…

Read full post…
10 Apr

New book concludes inshore fisheries need a radical shakeup

Listen to author Raewyn Peart on Radio NZ, interviewed by Kathryn Ryan. The Environmental Defence Society has just launched its latest publication ‘Voices from the Sea’ which is the result of an in-depth investigation into the operation of New Zealand’s inshore fisheries management system. Further information on the book and to purchase a copy, click here. Authored by EDS Policy Analyst Raewyn Peart, the book evaluates whether the current approach…

Read full post…
03 Apr

Environment Foundation relaunches its web-based Environment Guide 

The Environment Foundation today relaunched its Environment Guide website www.environmentguide.org.nz. The site is an online guide to assist individuals, community groups and businesses to more effectively participate in environmental management decision-making processes. The Foundation has been supported by the NZ Law Foundation and the Environmental Defence Society in preparing the Guide. “We have now fully updated the site to reflect recent amendments to the Resource Management Act and other environmental…

Green Light or Light Green? EDS's 2018 Conference: Registration available now! Read full post…
23 Mar

Green Light or Light Green? EDS's 2018 Conference: Registration available now!

Green Light or Light Green? The Government’s environmental reforms 1-2 August 2018, Grand Millennium Auckland REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW The new Labour-led Government has come to power with an ambitious environmental reform agenda. Significant changes are proposed for the Resource Management Act, urban development, freshwater management and climate change. Conservation funding is to be increased and a billion trees planted. The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is to be resolved and a blue…

Gulf rescue plan needs teeth Read full post…
15 Mar

Gulf rescue plan needs teeth

Article in Gulf News by Raewyn Peart. The ‘roadmap’ for reviving the Hauraki Gulf has been drawn, but it needs statutory backing and a reconfigured Hauraki Gulf Forum, writes Raewyn Peart, policy director at the Environmental Defence Society. The shine is continuing to fade from Auckland’s biggest jewel – the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. This was confirmed by the latest State of our Gulf report released by the Hauraki Gulf Forum…

Read full post…
07 Mar

Media Release: A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand

The Environmental Defence Society says that the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s latest report is “a compelling read from someone who knows what he’s talking about.” The report, A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand, is the first from the new Commissioner Simon Upton. It builds on an earlier review by his predecessor and sets out a way forward for both the content of the proposed Zero Carbon Act and…