Media Statement: Election Special on Environment and Conservation Policies this Thursday 

The next three years will see a significant wave of reform in the way we manage our built and natural environments. There is emerging consensus about the need for change but differences over what that should look like. The sheer scale of change will likely be unprecedented.

An Election Special Panel Discussion, hosted jointly by the Environmental Defence Society and the Association of Resource Management Professionals (RMLA), will do a deep and expert dive into the policy offerings from the main parties and will explore the implications for our country and its peoples. Leading party spokespersons will be in attendance. Media are welcome.

The format will be a panel discussion moderated by EDS CEO Gary Taylor.

The intention is to explore key resource management issues including system reform; oceans; freshwater; biodiversity; and climate change. In the leadup to the election, the session may assist undecided voters to better understand what’s at stake and we hope will provide all attendees with insights into what to expect from our next government. There is no charge for attendance.

When:  Thursday 15 October, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where:  Beca Auditorium, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland; and online

Who:  Hon David Parker (L); Hon Scott Simpson (N); Hon Eugenie Sage (G); Simon Court (ACT); David Wilson (NZF); John Tamihere (Māori Party).                                                                                 

Register to attend in person or to watch the livestream via the links below:

In person registration here. Livestream registration here

Download full statement (pdf)

Last updated at 12:42PM on October 12, 2020