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EDS (Environmental Defence Society) report will be influential in RMA (Resource Management Act) review
This article summarises three reform models offered by the EDS (Environmental Defence Society) and the future process.
New Zealand
25 Mar 2019
Ground Cover: resource management, local government and planning law
Ground Cover tracks legislative and regulatory reform in resource management, local government and planning law.
New Zealand
15 Feb 2019
Higher emissions pricing needed now - Productivity Commission
The Productivity Commission has urged "early, strong action" in the form of higher emissions prices.
New Zealand
5 Sep 2018
ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) about to enter drive mode
The Ministry released a discussion document on reform options, seeking feedback on how best to implement these changes.
New Zealand
26 Aug 2018
ETS forestry regulation changes
These proposed amendments are intended to simplify the requirements for forest owners to operate within the ETS.
New Zealand
18 Jun 2018
Zero Carbon Bill consultation begins
Key aspects of the Zero Carbon Bill including how ambitions the emissions reduction target should be.
New Zealand
13 Jun 2018
A prescription for net carbon neutrality by 2050
The Productivity Commission has a strategy to achieve net carbon neutrality on a transition to a low emissions economy.
New Zealand
30 Apr 2018
What is at stake on 23 September (NZ elections) for climate change/environment policy?
There will be more traction under climate change policy and a further rewriting of environment and planning law.
New Zealand
13 Sep 2017
Productivity Commission charts path to low carbon economy
The Productivity Commission has taken the gloves off in its issues paper on making the shift to a low emissions economy.
New Zealand
25 Aug 2017
ETS review now underway
The ETS review discussion document signals the need for a tightening of the ETS screws.
New Zealand
6 Dec 2015
Environmental agency says "no" to offshore mining – again
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has rejected a second application for deep sea mining.
New Zealand
15 Feb 2015
Full steam ahead for Resource Management Act (RMA) reform
The Government is aiming to have the most significant overhaul of the Resource Management Act since the Act's inception.
New Zealand
24 Jan 2015
No public input into marine consents for petroleum exploration
NZ petroleum exploration will be a non-notified discretionary activity, so there is no scope for public submissions.
New Zealand
9 May 2013
Government casts off into freshwater reforms
The Government's first response to the recommendations of the Land and Water Forum has been released for public comment.
New Zealand
13 Mar 2013
Resource Management Reform Bill introduced into Parliament
Further streamlining of the resource management regime and a new process for the Auckland Unitary Plan were introduced.
New Zealand
10 Dec 2012
A tougher fracking regime in prospect
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment will recommend a tougher regulatory regime for fracking next year.
New Zealand
3 Dec 2012
Latest ETS changes need quick response
The ETS amendment bill reflects previously announced policy decisions in NZ and makes technical and operational changes.
New Zealand
9 Sep 2012
A glimpse into the Resource Management Act (RMA) Phase Two reforms
This Brief Counsel provides a quick overview of the recommendations of the report on sections 6 and 7of the RMA.
New Zealand
12 Jul 2012
Latest ETS changes – more gradual and more pragmatic
The latest amendments to the ETS will further soften the scheme to avoid more costs in the current economic climate.
New Zealand
10 Jul 2012
EEZ regulations - the grunty end of ocean management
The proposed regulations will be under a new Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill.
New Zealand
6 Jun 2012
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