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EDS Welcomes New Science Advice On Commercial Fishing But More Is Needed

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 1:48 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard yesterday released a report on the Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand which was prepared on the request of the Prime Minister.    The ... More >>

EDS Calls For Improved Landscape Protection In Resource Management Reforms

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5:22 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for significant strengthening of the landscape management system in Aotearoa New Zealand. Caring for the Landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand is the final Synthesis ... More >>

EDS Seeks Reset Of Forestry Policy To Support Banks Peninsula Indigenous Regeneration

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:20 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a reset of government forestry policy to support indigenous forest regeneration on Banks Peninsula and dis-incentivise exotic forestry expansion. The report is the ... More >>

Cabinet Paper Details An Heroic But Doable Timeline For RM Reform

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 5:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The release of the Cabinet paper outlining the government’s plans for resource management reform provides an insight into the thinking that is going on following last year’s recommendations from the Randerson Panel. “Overall, the architecture ... More >>

Cabinet Paper Details An Heroic But Doable Timeline For RM Reform

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:03 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The release of the Cabinet paper outlining the government’s plans for resource management reform provides an insight into the thinking that is going on following last year’s recommendations from the Randerson Panel. “Overall, the architecture ... More >>

Environmental Defence Society Secures Removal Of Dangerous Ouvea Premix From Mataura

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 3:00 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Legal proceedings initiated by EDS have resulted in a Court-facilitated agreement between the various parties that means the ouvea premix stored at the old Mataura Paper Mill is to be removed back to the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter site. “We brought ... More >>

Excellent Commission Report Shows Net Zero Is Doable And Affordable

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:22 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has congratulated the Climate Commission on the release of its Advice Report and first budgets and for setting out the direction of travel for our economy to meet the climate change challenge we face as a nation and globally. “The Commission’s ... More >>

Excellent Commission Report Shows Net Zero Is Doable And Affordable

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 6:45 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has congratulated the Climate Commission on the release of its Advice Report and first budgets and for setting out the direction of travel for our economy to meet the climate change challenge we face as a nation and globally. “The Commission’s ... More >>

EDS welcomes decision relating to dairy conversions

Friday, 11 December 2020, 11:55 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS welcomes the High Court decision upholding declarations made by the Environment Court that resource consents for agricultural conversion (including irrigation) at Simons Pass Station are a discretionary activity. More >>

EDS Calls For The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act To Be Beefed Up

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 8:33 am | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better protect the landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf Islands.The report is one of a series of case studies ... More >>

EDS Calls For The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act To Be Beefed Up

Monday, 30 November 2020, 1:12 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better protect the landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf Islands.  The report is one of ... More >>

EDS Calls For Independent Body To Oversee The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 3:59 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for beefed up oversight of the Waitākere Ranges. The report is one of a series of case studies EDS is undertaking as part of a broader investigation into landscape ... More >>

EDS Pleasantly Surprised By Some Cabinet Decisions

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 12:41 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Cabinet line-up for environment, conservation and climate change is extremely encouraging, says the Environmental Defence Society. “David Parker was always a shoo-in for the environment portfolio, given Labour’s commitment to reform of the ... More >>

Party Environment Policies Now On The Record

Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:12 am | Environmental Defence Society

Whichever party leads the next government, we now have key environment and conservation commitments on the record. At the RMLA / EDS political seminar last evening in Auckland, party spokespersons were quizzed on their policy settings. “The idea was to drill ... More >>

New Dates Announced For Climate Change + Business Conference | 11 -12 Nov 2020

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 6:42 pm | Environmental Defence Society

We are pleased to announce that we have secured new dates to host the 2020 Climate Change + Business Conference: Redefining Our Future . Mark your diaries: CCBC 2020 will now convene on 11-12 November 2020 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland . This premier ... More >>

EDS Commends The Protection Of New Land In The Te Manahuna / Mackenzie Country

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 12:02 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Today the Minister of Conservation and of Land Information, Hon Eugenie Sage, announced the legal protection of 11,800ha of new conservation land on the floor of Te Manahuna / Mackenzie Basin, as part of the Tu Te Rakiwhanoa Drylands initiative. The new protected ... More >>

EDS Welcomes The Randerson Panel’s Proposals To Repeal The RMA

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  EDS is broadly supportive of the report, released today, of the government’s independent resource management reform panel. The report offers wide-ranging recommendations for deep, fundamental reforms.  Key recommendations include: Repealing the ... More >>

EDS Calls For Environmental Stewardship And Planning Act To Replace The RMA

Monday, 27 July 2020, 8:06 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has today released a report outlining the key points of Phase 3 of its resource management system reform project. This looks at system reform through an urban lens – how it would play out in the context of our towns and cities. It calls for the ... More >>

EDS Files Proceedings Against New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd

Monday, 6 July 2020, 8:13 am | Environmental Defence Society

Mataura River rips past the former Mataura paper mill. Photo: Otago Daily Times The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is filing Declaration Proceedings in the Environment Court today (Monday) concerning the storage of ouvea premix at sites ... More >>

Leading Climate Change And Business Conference Confirmed For October In Auckland

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 5:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased to be proceeding with its annual Climate Change and Business Conference in October this year.  “We are delighted to confirm that our event will go ahead as planned. It will be held in ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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