The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has reiterated its call to create a climate forum to tackle issues such as rising sea levels.
It follows the release of a report that revealed at least 9000 homes throughout the country are low-lying and potentially at risk.
20 Nov Rising sea levels threaten coastal towns
LISTEN: Gary Taylor, Executive Director and Chair of Environmental Defence Society speaks to Rachel Smalley on government’s approach to rising sea levels This comes after the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment stating more than 2500 Dunedin homes are at risk, the majority of which in South Dunedin. The report suggests 9000 New Zealand homes could be swept away by rising sea levels. Listen here....
23 Oct Sciblogs: The Nature of Things
We need to talk about how we fund conservation Environment Aotearoa 2015 confirmed what many of us already knew: our natural heritage is in serious trouble. Despite decades of law, policy and grass-roots conservation initiatives our biodiversity is rapidly declining because of habitat loss, fragmentation and change; pollution; impacts of invasive species; macro scale changes such as ocean acidification and a host of other negative … Read the full blog....
03 Nov EDS pays tribute to the life of Dr Bill Ballantine
3 November 2015 EDS expresses regret at the passing of Dr Bill Ballantine at 78 years of age. “Bill made an enormous contribution to marine conservation during his lifetime,” said EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart. “He was a man well ahead of his time, being instrumental, along with Professors Val Chapman and John Morton, in achieving the passage of the Marine Reserves Act in 1971. Read the full press release...
27 Oct CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Australia-New Zealand Climate Change & Business Conference 20-21 October 2015 Speaker presentations available now. Click here to view.
20 Oct Business' Tricky Position in UN Climate Negotiations
Business is in the tricky position of having high expectations placed upon it to help address climate change but has limited voice at the United Nations negotiating table, including the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris.