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Most NZers want 20%+ emissions reduction target

Monday, 3 August 2009, 4:10 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Almost half of New Zealanders want the Government to set a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% or more by 2020. More >>

NZers rank cost of living as most serious concern

Monday, 3 August 2009, 11:56 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders rank the impact of the cost of living as the issue of highest concern to them and their families. Within the next two years, 64% expect economic growth to start again and 52% expect unemployment to start coming down. More >>

Business backs 20% emissions cut target

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 3:33 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development has advised the Government to set a unilateral target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. More >>

Costs of emissions cuts most likely over stated

Monday, 27 July 2009, 12:27 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

A carbon price of $100 to $200 per tonne is being assumed to generate estimates that New Zealand households will face a $3000-a-year bill for cutting emissions by 15%. This carbon price is nearly two to four times higher than the price being used in ... More >>

Environment tool for business to help grow profits

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 4:32 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Small to medium sized businesses which use a new environmental management tool being launched by the Government this afternoon should grow market share. The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development says the new Envirostep online tool, ... More >>

Paying insulation loans in rates appeals to 21%

Thursday, 2 July 2009, 12:18 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Offering loans for insulation and heating, which can be repaid through rates, should appeal to one in five owners living in colder homes. More >>

Tardy consent processing proves need for reform

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 4:23 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

A new report showing only four of the country's 84 councils are fully complying with the law by processing resource consents on time proves the case for reforming the system. More >>

Water reform: Millions in business opportunities

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 12:47 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Business leaders are welcoming the Government's leadership to improve the pace of water use reform. More >>

New Zealanders split on Budget

Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 4:14 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders overwhelmingly support health and insulation policies announced in the Budget but don't believe the Government has produced enough new policy to successfully manage the economic recession. More >>

Extra loans key to 1 million home upgrade

Friday, 29 May 2009, 12:38 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The key to hundreds of thousands of home owners taking up $1800 Government grants to insulate and efficiently heat homes will be the extra new loans to help cover the whole cost of the work. More >>

Business welcomes policy aim to upgrade homes

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 10:39 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development is welcoming reports that the Government intends offering up to 900,000 owners of pre-2000 homes $1500 grants to insulate their homes. More >>

Green stimulus package will reframe policy debate

Friday, 15 May 2009, 3:38 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Business leaders are welcoming the debate on the Green Party's economic stimulus package. More >>

NZ happy w economic managmt, want super contributn

Friday, 15 May 2009, 11:08 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Government gets a 56% good to excellent rating for its management of the global economic downturn to date. However, more (41%) rather than fewer (31%) believe the Government has not produced enough new policy ideas in the past seven months to successfully ... More >>

Funding packages will result in mass home upgrade

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 3:37 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Given the right policy package, 210,000 owners will take up private loans and public grants to upgrade in the next 12 months, according to new research released today. More >>

ETS policy delays causing major investment blight

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 9:46 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Business leaders told the Parliamentary Select Committee reviewing the Emissions Trading Scheme this afternoon indecision is stalling hundreds of millions in investments in sectors which will both benefit from or fear having a price of carbon. More >>

Huge support for extra climate change measures

Monday, 4 May 2009, 3:55 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders overwhelmingly support a range of policies to manage climate change in addition to the emissions trading scheme (ETS). These policies would help cut emissions - and deliver other cost savings, health and quality of life benefits. More >>

DHBs told MPs questions could lead to big savings

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 12:39 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

District health Boards should be careful before criticising efforts to have them report on efficiency. A MidCentral Health Board member, Jim Jeffries, has criticised MPs on Parliament's health select committee for asking too many questions, and cites ... More >>

New Zealanders want Government to cut spending

Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 3:26 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

One third of New Zealanders want the Government to cut spending, even if it results in a short term rise in unemployment. More >>

NZers back new international climate change deal

Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 2:48 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders back new international deal on climate change - even if big emitters don't sign up There is strong support (67%) for New Zealand voting for a new international agreement under which each significant emitting country agrees to limit its greenhouse ... More >>

NZers reject borrowing for next round of tax cuts

Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 11:05 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders' overwhelmingly say they don't want the Government to go ahead with the next round of personal income tax cuts if it involves further borrowing. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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