Major Climate Change and Business Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, October 2015

Major Climate Change and Business Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, October 2015

The Environmental Defence Society (New Zealand) has announced that in conjunction with the Climate Change and Business Centre (Australia) it is hosting a major international summit on climate change for business.

The Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference will take place at the Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland, on 20-21 October 2015.

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EDS concerned that New Zealand is leading the world into the sixth extinction Read full post…

26 Jun EDS concerned that New Zealand is leading the world into the sixth extinction

EDS is concerned that New Zealand is leading the world into the sixth extinction.   “Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats,” said EDS’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown. Read the full press release.

Board of Inquiry final decision on Ruataniwha dam released Read full post…

26 Jun Board of Inquiry final decision on Ruataniwha dam released

EDS has undertaken a preliminary assessment of the final decision of the Board of Inquiry on the Hawkes Bay Regional Resource Management Plan Change 6, and the Ruataniwha dam resource consent conditions. The key aspect of the decision relates to the limit on the level of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) in the waterways. The decision was released by the EPA yesterday. Read the full press release.

Media Release: OECD report hails potential of environmental taxes Read full post…

14 Jun Media Release: OECD report hails potential of environmental taxes

EDS is pleased that an international report confirms the importance of a key strategic solution proposed in our new book Vanishing Nature. A new report from the OECD highlights the potential of environmental taxes in New Zealand. The recommendation comes on the heels of Vanishing Nature recommending an environmental consumption tax and rebate system be introduced.