Media Releases

New Zealand’s Climate Response Officially Inadequate – UN

A UN review team has officially confirmed that New Zealand’s response to climate change is inadequate. It could find no plan for two thirds or more of what is …
19 April 2011|Topics: , ,

Taxpayers Face $1.1 Billion Kyoto Liability After ETS Charges Paid

New Zealand’s failure to reduce emissions to its Kyoto Protocol target means the taxpayer still faces a $1.1 billion net liability after all the ETS charges have been paid. …

Nanotech commercialisation racing ahead of safety regulation

New Zealand women are being exposed to cosmetic products containing a type of nanomaterial that has been stripped from the shelves in Europe and Australia. Products containing nanoparticles called “fullerenes” …

New EPA Provides Hope of Improved Environmental Administration

The Minister for the Environment’s decision to establish the new Environmental Protection Agency as a stand-alone agency provides greater opportunity for it to be independent and for it to …
4 June 2010|Topics: ,

Copenhagen Paves Way for Emissions Above 1990 Levels

The Copenhagen Accord paves the way for developed ountries to emit at a rate above 1990 levels when the science calls for deep cuts below this. It could turn out …
21 December 2009|Topics:

ETS Changes Put 84% of Kyoto Bill to Future Taxpayers

Proposed changes to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) would result in 84% or more of the nation’s multi-billion dollar Kyoto liability being put on to future taxpayers. Today’s polluters …
12 November 2009|Topics: , ,

State Coal to Mine New State Subsidies

The state owned coal miner, Solid Energy, would be entitled to a subsidy on the cost of emissions from its proposed lignite to urea plant worth tens of millions …
28 September 2009|Topics:

Agricultural Emissions Can Be Cut 13% – At a Profit Today

A report completed for MAF dispels the convenient untruth that pastoral farmers have no cost-effective options to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Over 13% of the nation’s agricultural emissions can …

NZ’s Medical Reputation at Risk from Transplant Trial

New Zealand’s medical reputation has been put at risk by the Government approving an animal to human transplant technique before it has been properly assessed, the Sustainability Council believes. …
21 October 2008|Topics: