and Sustainable Management"
of New Zealand's Environment, which we launched in 1997, warned
that our environmental information needed considerable upgrading
if the state of the nation's environment is to be accurately
described and trends - for better or for worse - properly detected.
is to put in place the frameworks, through laws and regulations,
that will help promote good environmental management. Through
the Ministry for the Environment the Government gives advice,
develops guidelines and writes case studies that will encourage
- 4 June 1999
- Address at the Launch of Auckland
City Council's Environment Policy - Auckland City Council
some genuinely global issues that need to be addressed at the
global level - climate change and oceans issues are the prime
ones. Global institutions and international dialogue need to
be maintained if they are to be addressed.
- 12 May 1999
- Launch of the Environment Waikato's State
of the Environment Report
- - 8 December
1997 Statement on Behalf of New
Zealand at Kyoto
address to the COP3 at Kyoto: -5% target, emissions trading,
forest sinks and an evolution of commitments
- 28 November
Improving Practise Under the RMA
and Young survey of businesses confirms a general endorsement
of the RMA's intent but that problems remain with its implementation.
The statute is all about resolving conflict between private
property rights and 'public good', so disputes are bound to
arise. But, we can improve the way in which that conflict is
- 31 October 1997 Energy
Federation: New Zealand's Climate Change Policy
to the Energy Federation. New Zealand's negotiating position
is focused on mechanisms rather than a target at this stage.
All greenhouse gases must be counted, there must be emissions
trading, and an evolution of commitments to developing countries
and forest sinks.
29 October 1997 Opening Reception for 'Engaging
Practices - the Forum for Artists and Museums'
- - 16 October
Assessment: Perceptions and Science
Green Bay Telecom cell phone tower episode highlights increasing
risk aversion. Some in the public and media seem to think that
'no risk' is the only acceptable standard, but that is applied
very inconsistently and rarely when it conflicts with self interest
- - 1 October
of the State of New Zealand's Environment
that we know about the state of our environment is here set
in an ecological, historical and cultural context that is awash
with facts. The SER has highlighted how little we really know.
The development of costly and highly technical indicators should
solve that problem in the future. The report is recommended