Site Upgraded to latest version. If any issues please contact us

Environment

The Carbon Neutral Public Service programme – our emissions inventory and reduction plan

Image

The Carbon Neutral Public Service programme – our emissions inventory and reduction plan

The Carbon Neutral Public Service programme aims to demonstrate government leadership on sustainability by reducing government’s environmental impact. It will do this by making the 34 core public service agencies carbon neutral. It will make sure the six lead agencies are carbon neutral by 2012 with the other 28 agencies being on the path to carbon neutrality by 2012. The Ministry is one of the 28 stage two agencies.


By MSD, New Zealand.


Environment Policy Resource.


Stern Review on Climate Change is Bad Economics

Image

Stern Review on Climate Change is Bad Economics

The review of the economics of climate change under British civil servant Sir Nicholas Stern, released on 30 October, has created headlines around the world. The government appealed to its findings in putting forward a battery of proposals related to its Kyoto commitments before Christmas. But how reliable are these findings? The Review calls for urgent and drastic action on climate change, claiming that acting now might cost ‘only' 1 percent of world GDP whereas doing nothing might devastate economies, cutting between 5 and 20 percent off global GDP. .


By NZBR,New Zealand.


Environment Policy Resource..


Achieving the Dream

Image

Achieving the Dream

12 January 2007. A ‘dream-catching' survey of 10,000 New Zealanders conducted just on a year ago revealed that our beaches and empty spaces are the number one pride-trigger for Kiwis. Staying ‘unspoilt' and ‘clean and green' also rate highly in our top ten dreams and aspirationsA new study released last year by the Business Roundtable offers compelling evidence to support the role of markets in finding solutions to environmental problems, and warns against the impact on the foundations of market economies of ‘command and control' responses to environmental threats. By Roger Kerr.


By NZBR,New Zealand.


Environment Policy Resource.


Environmentalism versus Constitutionalism: A Contest Without Winners, $22.50

Image

Environmentalism versus Constitutionalism: A Contest Without Winners, $22.50.

8 December 2006 This essay is about two threats to society. One is to the environment that, if unattended, will endanger our way of life. The other is to constitutional government and to the economy that arises from ill-advised responses to the challenges of environmental protection. The latter threat, if unaddressed, will not only endanger our way of life by diminishing freedom and prosperity but, in the end, will also defeat our good intentions about the environment. By Suri Ratnapala.


By NZBR ,New Zealand.


Environment Policy Resource.