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Carbon Budgeting – Integrated Planning for Climate Action

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A carbon budgeting process is essential to securing serious emission reductions.  It takes targets, assesses the options, and describes an overall plan for achieving those outcomes.  The Sustainability Council …

GM Food Production Still a Story of the Americas

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

GM agriculture today is overwhelmingly just four commodity crops: soy, maize, canola and cotton account for 99%. And 97% of the GM food crops produced in 2016  were grown …

Zero Tolerance, Billion Dollar Losses

Friday, June 30, 2017

Growing GMOs before they have been approved for use in export markets continues to result in punishing consequences. Most of New Zealand’s key trading partners have zero tolerance …

The best way to resist Trump ditching Paris? Divest from fossil fuels

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Divestment provides us with a powerful way to cut our ties with this destructive industry and start moving in a new direction, says jamie Heen in The Guardian. After …

Trump’s reneging on Paris climate deal turns the US into a rogue state

Friday, June 2, 2017

Joseph Stiglitz argues in Project Syndicate that action is needed to safeguard economic progress against a prejudiced White House that rejects science and enlightened values. Trump’s reneging on Paris climate …

Five Reasons NZ Should Not Deregulate New Genetic Engineering Techniques

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Developers want the Government to relax New Zealand’s laws on genetic modification (GM) to allow a new generation of genetic engineering techniques to escape regulation. They hope that …
22 December 2016|Featured, Publications

The Environment Under TPPA Governance

Friday, January 22, 2016

Close scrutiny of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA) text reveals that its impact on the environment is even worse than had been expected from leaked drafts.  A new 
22 January 2016|Publications, TPP

The Environment a Significant Casualty Under TPPA

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Close scrutiny of the final TPPA text reveals that its impact on the environment is even worse than had been expected from leaked drafts. A new paper, prepared by …
21 January 2016|Featured, Media Releases, TPP

Government’s Move Keeps New GMOs Regulated

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The government’s decision to keep all new techniques for engineering genes under regulation is welcomed by the Sustainability Council. Last year, the Council won a High Court ruling that …