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Environment - Community Resilience – Conference - Auckland

Sunday, 19 June 2011, 8:14 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

How do a strong and resilient environment and resilient community provide mutual support? That’s the question at the heart of the ECO conference Friday – Sunday 1-3 July where experts and the community will engage with the challenges ahead. More >>

Protest against oil exploration to be expected

Monday, 11 April 2011, 4:12 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Wellington – Monday 11 April 2011 Protest against oil exploration to be expected Protests are to be expected and are legitimate when there has been no opportunity to have any on the Petrobras mineral licence prior to it being granted, the Environment ... More >>

Energy Strategy needs changing to protect climate

Monday, 4 April 2011, 3:43 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Energy Strategy needs changing to protect climate The Government should urgently revise the Energy Strategy so that it genuinely addresses decarbonising New Zealand’s energy production and use, the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) said ... More >>

EPA decision welcomed but hard task ahead

Friday, 4 June 2010, 11:00 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Government decision to establish an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fully fledged is welcomed but more detail is needed to determine whether it will be effective or have the funds to be effective. More >>

Coastal Policy release highlights need for change

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 3:00 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The release of the revised New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement was welcomed by the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) said today. More >>

Minister wrong on bluefin tuna, crayfish

Friday, 26 March 2010, 9:48 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Acting-Minister of Fisheries decision to increase the catch limit for the critically endangered southern bluefin tuna and not to cut the catches of the overfished Gisborne or East Cape rock lobster has appalled the Environment and Conservation Organisations ... More >>

Government proposes MED takeover of conservation

Monday, 22 March 2010, 5:10 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Government should stop looking at opening up more conservation land to mining and removing regulations designed to protect the environment, the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) said today. More >>

Will NZ vote to protect endangered marine species?

Monday, 22 March 2010, 9:46 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Government’s decision to oppose a measure to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna at the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting has appalled the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO). More >>

Mining Conservation Land No Economic Solution

Wednesday, 10 February 2010, 12:26 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Government should stop looking at opening up more conservation land to mining and removing regulations designed to protect the environment, the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today. More >>

Signing South Pacific Fisheries Agreement Welcomed

Wednesday, 3 February 2010, 12:54 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Signing South Pacific Fisheries Agreement Welcomed

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today welcomed New Zealand signing the South Pacific regional fisheries management agreement.

ECO Co-chairperson, Cath Wallace, said the agreement was essential for the management of pelagic and bottom fisheries in the South Pacific, including orange roughy and jack mackerel.

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Signing South Pacific Fisheries Agreement Welcomed

Wednesday, 3 February 2010, 12:49 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today welcomed New Zealand signing the South Pacific regional fisheries management agreement. ECO Co-chairperson, Cath Wallace, said the agreement was essential for the management of pelagic and bottom ... More >>

Rules to manage the ghosts of South Pacific fish?

Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 11:40 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Delegates from more than 25 countries in Auckland negotiating the final stages of a treaty to manage fishing in the high seas of the South Pacific, may fail their first credibility test before the week is out, says the Environment and Conservation ... More >>

Emissions Trading System changes major reversal

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 5:05 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The National and Maori Parties’ agreed changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading System are a major disappointment and will more than halve the effectiveness of the control of climate and ocean damaging pollution, the Environment and Conservation ... More >>

Climate rules need strengthening not weakening

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 11:26 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Environmental Trading Scheme should be strengthened with no cap on carbon prices to ensure all those that emit greenhouse gases have an equal incentive to reduce their emissions and to ensure that economic growth is efficient and responding to ... More >>

End privilege for miners on conservation land

Friday, 28 August 2009, 3:45 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

It is time the Government ended the special status for mineral activity on conservation land, the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today. ECO spokesperson, Barry Weeber, said miners had a privileged status over other activity on conservation ... More >>

The Real Cost Of Greenhouse Target

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 9:39 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Government Greenhouse target relies on misleading presentation of costs: New Zealanders will still be better off More >>

Don’t trade the environment for short term jobs

Monday, 2 March 2009, 9:53 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Government should reject proposals from the Job Summit to trade environmental quality for elusory short term gains the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) said today. More >>

National-Act Agreement - a step backwards

Sunday, 16 November 2008, 6:21 pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

National-Act Agreement is likely to threaten the local and global environment and communities. says Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO). More >>

Details needed in National’s Environment Policy

Monday, 8 September 2008, 12:48 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The National Party needs to give more details on what it proposes to do on climate change, the emission trading regime, the Resource Management Act and the Department of Conservation, the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today. More >>

More needed on Oceans Policy

Monday, 30 June 2008, 12:19 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The Environment and Conservation Organisations has welcomed the emergence of proposed legislation after a 5 year hiatus on the Oceans Policy. More >>

   

 

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