On Friday, the Government released a discussion paper to identify the areas of scientific knowledge needed to support decision-making for conservation and environment policy and management.
The Department of Conservation and Ministry for the Environment jointly released the discussion paper Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap. It identifies big issues and possible research directions for New Zealand to tackle over the next 20 years.
Consultation on the roadmap is open until September 7 and there will be meetings held around the major centres in August. More information, including the discussion paper, is available on the Ministry for the Environment’s website.
The Science Media Centre gathered expert reaction to the roadmap, available here.
Coverage in NZ media included:
Stuff.co.nz: What are New Zealand’s environmental priorities over the next 20 years?
Radio NZ: Govt lays out scientific ‘roadmap’
New Zealand Herald: Climate change needs to be treated with more urgency, says scientist
Radio NZ: NZ’s environmental roadmap