Rob Stock: Fears nano labelling for cosmetics won’t be policed

Stuff, June 19 2015 Labels on consumer cosmetics are about to change with regulations requiring manufacturers to reveal whether they contain microscopic nano particles. The new labelling regulations …
9 July 2015|Topics: , , ,

TPP Backers Have Questions to Answer

This opinion piece by Simon Terry appeared in the New Zealand Herald on February 24 2015 ExportNZ’s Dialogue article in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks failed …
26 February 2015|Topics:

NZ’s Climate Change Targets, Projections and Liabilities

New Zealand plans to meet existing commitments to reduce emissions largely through creative carbon accounting.  It will make a third emissions pledge in 2015 and the Treasury advises the …
8 December 2014|Topics:

High Court Prevents Developers From Bypassing GM Laws

The High Court has quashed a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that would have allowed developers of genetically modified crops to bypass New Zealand’s GM laws. The Court …
22 May 2014|Topics: , ,

Budgeting for Use of Carbon is Key to Cutting Emissions

Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending. Without new action, New Zealand’s gross …
14 April 2014|Topics:

Open Letter to the Employers and Manufacturers Association

Kim Campbell Chief Executive Employers and Manufacturers Association   Dear Kim This open letter is in response to your media statement of 5 February criticising the Sustainability Council’s analysis of a Peterson …
5 February 2014|Topics:

TPP’s Benefits Less Than a Quarter of Government’s Claim

The TPP’s economic benefits are less than a quarter of those the government has claimed – and the proposed trade deal would impose serious costs. The government has repeatedly used …
5 February 2014|Topics:

Environment is one of the TPP’s Biggest Casualties

Wikileaks’ latest disclosure of Trans Pacific Partnership documents underscores how weak the environmental measures are, and that the environment is a major casualty under the agreement. The leaked environment chapter …
16 January 2014|Topics:

33% Gap Between Emissions Target and Performance

There is a 33% gap between the government’s new climate change target and New Zealand’s expected performance, all up.  The overshoot is greater than previously expected as projected emissions …
22 October 2013|Topics: ,