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Land, Soil, Biodiversity Report
14 May 2018
The NZ Ministry for Environment and Statistics NZ have produced a report in a series on environmental reporting which is the first focused solely on land: Our Land 2018. The New Zealand economy,...
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Outcome of the COP21 Agreement
19 Jan 2016
The UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris 30 November to 11 December 2015 [COP21] confirmed the target of keeping global temperature rise to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, but added...
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Background to COP21, Paris, December 2015
9 Dec 2015
The 21st 'Conference of Parties' since 1992 [COP21] is poised to deliver agreement on the rules providing for periodic review of the 'Intended Nationally Determined Contributions' to greenhouse gas...
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Irrigation and Freshwater Management Policy Changes
14 May 2018
At the same time as a National Policy Statement on Versatile Land and High Quality Soils is being prepared [see News 15 May 2018], Environment Minister, David Parker, has indicated a change in...
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New Zealand and the COP21 Agreement
19 Jan 2016
The New Zealand Government submitted an 'Intended Nationally Determined Contribution' to the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris [see News 19 January 2016] of an 11% reduction below 1990...
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Rousing from sleep
9 Dec 2015
As is probably not uncommon in the case of a 'one man band' maintaining a website along with multiple other demands on time, this site has been through a period of neglect. It is about to be...
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