Media Release: EDS welcomes new government and environmental reforms

20 Oct

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the new Labour-led government. “The policy commitments from Labour, NZ First and the Greens promise a remarkably progressive trajectory for the environment and conservation over the next 3 years,” says EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “There is a lot of overlap that we expect to see reflected in the coalition documents. The electorate is seeking faster and more decisive action on key areas of…

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19 Oct

Media Release: Government report confirms need for more action on climate change

The latest in the series of environmental assessment reports from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand confirms the need for more urgent action to curb our burgeoning greenhouse gas emissions. “Our Atmosphere and Climate, released today, confirms that global emissions of carbon dioxide topped 400 parts per million in 2016, the highest for 800,000 years,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “Domestically, the report reveals that New Zealand’s…

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12 Oct

Australia-New Zealand Climate Change & Business Conference: speaker presentations, photos etc.

All the speaker presentations and some photos from onsite at the conference are now online.  Thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and supporters and thanks to all who attended and contributed. See it all here.

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11 Oct

Climate Change & Business Conference Communique

Conference Communique  10th Australia – New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference, Auckland Delegates at a climate and business conference in Auckland are calling for a statutory climate commission to set and monitor New Zealand’s carbon budgets. The 10th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference has passed a resolution supporting the concepts outlined in the Zero Carbon Act campaign led by the Generation Zero youth climate lobby group. The move…

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06 Oct

Election results should produce a Climate Commission

NZ Herald article by Gary Taylor The big winner in the recent election was the environment. It featured as a more prominent issue than any election in recent times. The main concerns were the bad state of our rivers, flatlining of the Department of Conservation's core budget, and climate change. Jacinda Ardern described climate change as "my generation's nuclear free moment". That's a powerful analogy and carries with it a…

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29 Sep

Environmental ‘supergroup’ puts future government on notice

A ‘supergroup’ of New Zealand environmental organisations has sent an open letter to the leaders of key political party leaders as they prepare to negotiate a coalition for the next Government. Following what’s become known as the ‘Environment Election’, seven environmental groups have come together to congratulate political parties and politicians for their election success and for the commitments they made during the election campaign to improve the state of…