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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says complex and costly environmental rules can be ineffective
23rd May 24, 3:32pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says complex and costly environmental rules can be ineffective
Allan Barber says politicians should tread warily when introducing measures attempting to force change on the public too fast or without adequate explanation
10th May 24, 4:03pm
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Allan Barber says politicians should tread warily when introducing measures attempting to force change on the public too fast or without adequate explanation
Allan Barber notes the pressure is on from the Climate Change Commission to plant more trees, cut livestock numbers, and buy more carbon credits. But the rural sector is persisting with its own pressure to 'be more realistic' and more nuanced
23rd Apr 24, 11:09am
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Allan Barber notes the pressure is on from the Climate Change Commission to plant more trees, cut livestock numbers, and buy more carbon credits. But the rural sector is persisting with its own pressure to 'be more realistic' and more nuanced
Government review could recommend easing emission reduction targets for farmers and freezing current methane levels in the atmosphere
8th Apr 24, 6:05pm
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Government review could recommend easing emission reduction targets for farmers and freezing current methane levels in the atmosphere
Angus Kebbell reviews the farmer joint submission to the Climate Change Commission and wonders why, if everyone agrees about the science, why is there disagreement about the targets?
11th Nov 23, 9:39am
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Angus Kebbell reviews the farmer joint submission to the Climate Change Commission and wonders why, if everyone agrees about the science, why is there disagreement about the targets?
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says decarbonising the economy will be expensive but pumped hydro is a positive idea
16th Jun 23, 11:34am
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says decarbonising the economy will be expensive but pumped hydro is a positive idea
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton sets out the case for protecting green space against the backdrop of 'irreversible' densification of NZ cities
16th Mar 23, 2:00pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton sets out the case for protecting green space against the backdrop of 'irreversible' densification of NZ cities
Gareth Vaughan on excuseflation, pure self interest in reducing livestock methane emissions, Dickensian law in Arkansas, & good work if you can get it
12th Mar 23, 6:30am
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Gareth Vaughan on excuseflation, pure self interest in reducing livestock methane emissions, Dickensian law in Arkansas, & good work if you can get it
Gabrielle is changing minds about plantation forestry. But with the full-country focus now on climate adaption especially for urban areas, Guy Trafford worries that the East Coast issues may slip off the radar
6th Mar 23, 10:11am
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Gabrielle is changing minds about plantation forestry. But with the full-country focus now on climate adaption especially for urban areas, Guy Trafford worries that the East Coast issues may slip off the radar
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says there are good reasons to allow forestry offsets for methane rather than for fossil fuels
10th Oct 22, 1:21pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says there are good reasons to allow forestry offsets for methane rather than for fossil fuels
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton calls for the introduction of four policies to tackle the impact of tourism on the New Zealand environment
18th Feb 21, 2:01pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton calls for the introduction of four policies to tackle the impact of tourism on the New Zealand environment
Economist Brian Easton considers whether economist Rodd Carr's approach to climate change will have echoes from Carr's work in proposed Rogernomics health system reforms in the 1980s
8th Feb 21, 10:10am
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Economist Brian Easton considers whether economist Rodd Carr's approach to climate change will have echoes from Carr's work in proposed Rogernomics health system reforms in the 1980s
Gareth Vaughan strives to spark a 21st century conversation on government debt, urging our politicians to leave the ghost of Rob Muldoon behind and focus on the real challenges New Zealand faces today
6th Oct 20, 11:56am
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Gareth Vaughan strives to spark a 21st century conversation on government debt, urging our politicians to leave the ghost of Rob Muldoon behind and focus on the real challenges New Zealand faces today
Brian Fallow takes a look at tourism, the sector of the economy perhaps most impacted by Covid-19 and travel restrictions
5th May 20, 3:29pm
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Brian Fallow takes a look at tourism, the sector of the economy perhaps most impacted by Covid-19 and travel restrictions
Climate Change Commission chairman Rod Carr sees opportunity to have a good think about what sort of tourism sector we want, raises idea of running it like one big national park
23rd Apr 20, 10:00am
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Climate Change Commission chairman Rod Carr sees opportunity to have a good think about what sort of tourism sector we want, raises idea of running it like one big national park
Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
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Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment warns that the country's current approach to tourism risks 'killing the goose that laid the golden egg'
18th Dec 19, 2:42pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment warns that the country's current approach to tourism risks 'killing the goose that laid the golden egg'
Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
13th Nov 19, 12:41pm
Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
13th Nov 19, 12:41pm
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Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
Environment Commissioner Simon Upton says huge gaps in data and knowledge make it hard to construct a clear national picture of the state of our environment and whether it's getting better or worse
7th Nov 19, 2:31pm
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Environment Commissioner Simon Upton says huge gaps in data and knowledge make it hard to construct a clear national picture of the state of our environment and whether it's getting better or worse
The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on population, productivity, planting trees, parking & micro-mobility and prohibition
27th Sep 19, 10:00am
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The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on population, productivity, planting trees, parking & micro-mobility and prohibition
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons on why we need to listen to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
30th Mar 19, 4:27pm
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TOP Leader Geoff Simmons on why we need to listen to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
New Zealand's unique agriculture and energy profile get a unique assessment from a Parliamentary commissioner who has options that will change future land use significantly
27th Mar 19, 9:27am
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New Zealand's unique agriculture and energy profile get a unique assessment from a Parliamentary commissioner who has options that will change future land use significantly
Environment watchdog says forests should only be able to offset biological emissions, not fossil fuel emissions; Government disagrees and won't change tack
26th Mar 19, 2:32pm
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Environment watchdog says forests should only be able to offset biological emissions, not fossil fuel emissions; Government disagrees and won't change tack
Keith Woodford explains how the narrative is changing in regard to the need for methane emissions, with less need for drastic reductions
10th Sep 18, 11:17am
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Keith Woodford explains how the narrative is changing in regard to the need for methane emissions, with less need for drastic reductions