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James Shaw MP on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:49

Hon JAMES SHAW
Minister for Climate Change

MEDIA STATEMENT

The Government is inviting input as it sets the priorities for New Zealand at international climate change negotiations.

At Paris in 2015, 174 countries, plus the European Union, committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature rise this Century to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 09:36

14 March - Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland

Kia ora koutou, ata marie

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Well, good morning! And thank you for the rare opportunity to perform a double-act with Dr Megan Woods, my colleague, the Minister of Energy and Resources.

Those of you who I have met over the years may have heard me say before that my first professional job was at a wee outfit called the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, back when there was such a thing.

Eugenie Sage MP on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 16:29

The May round of the Waste Minimisation Fund will target projects that build in reducing waste from the outset, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today.

 “We need to stop thinking that recycling is the answer to our waste problems when actually producing less waste in the first place is better for the environment and our country,” Ms Sage said.

 “I hope to see projects come through that encourage a circular economy where we make, use and return products and materials instead of the current model where we take resources, use them then dispose of them.”

Eugenie Sage MP on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 16:28

New Zealand has joined the United Nations-led CleanSeas campaign to rid our oceans of plastic, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Ms Sage signed a pledge showing New Zealand’s commitment to the global CleanSeas campaign at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. More than 40 other countries have already signed up.

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:18

In the wake of the signing of the CPTPP, the Green Party is calling on all parties in Parliament to rule out signing any future trade deals with ISDS clauses.

“No future governments should sign trade agreements with ISDS clauses in them,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. 

Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:00

One of New Zealand’s rare bats is on its way to recovery after successful large-scale predator control in Fiordland, according to a new science report released by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.

The New Zealand Threat Classification System report on the conservation status of New Zealand bats updates the last review in 2012.

The most significant change is the move of southern short-tailed bat from ‘threatened’ to ‘recovering’, largely due to DOC’s sustained control of rats, possums and stoats in its last mainland habitat, Ms Sage said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 15:55

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Fisheries

Hon Eugenie Sage

Minister of Conservation

Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 14:53

Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER
Acting Minister for Climate Change

7 March 2018

MEDIA STATEMENT

“The new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s first report dealing with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Act provides a valuable contribution to the national conversation on this issue,” says the Acting Minister for Climate Change, Julie Anne Genter.

Eugenie Sage MP on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 03:30

Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

The Ministers today released the final report of the South East Marine Protection Forum. The Forum is an independent body established by the previous government in 2014. It includes representatives of Kāi Tahu as manawhenua, commercial and recreational fishers, tourism, science, the environmental sector, and the broader community.

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 08:27

Hon JAMES SHAW
Minister of Statistics

2 March 2018

  MEDIA STATEMENT

New Zealand adopts International Open Data Charter

New Zealand will confirm its commitment to the practice of openness in government when the Minister co-signs a letter with the Government Chief Data Steward, Liz MacPherson, officially adopting the Charter.

The signing will take place after Minister Shaw and Liz MacPherson have spoken at the Open Data, Open Potential event in Wellington this afternoon.