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OECD rates NZ’s environmental performance – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 21st, 2017.

The OECD’s latest report on New Zealand’s environmental performance warns that the country’s growth is starting to show environmental limits, including increased greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater contamination and threats to biodiversity. The third OECD Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand made 50 recommendations and noted the country has the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions […]

Highs and lows for NZ in environment report

John Kerr posted in on October 29th, 2015.

New Zealand’s environmental performance is a mixed bag according the latest report from the OECD, with greenhouse gas emissions and waste disposal looking particularly poor compared to other developed countries. The Environment at a Glance 2015 report draws on international data to compare countries across a wide rang of environmental indicators. Some of the key […]

NZ to become a green technology powerhouse?

John Kerr posted in on April 28th, 2011.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a report which suggests New Zealand should focus on producing and exporting technology which will counter green house gases from farming. The OECD’s Economic Survey of New Zealand, in addition to recommending the introduction of a capital gains tax and raising the retirement age, has […]

OECD report: Need to do better for New Zealand children

Peter Griffin posted in on September 3rd, 2009.

An OECD report released this week, Doing Better for Children, suggests New Zealand needs to lift its game in terms of early childhood spending on to address health and societal issues. An extract from the New Zealand commentary: (Read in full here) “Outcomes for New Zealand children are weak in several key areas, according to […]

Nuclear – already a viable option for many countries

Peter Griffin posted in on October 28th, 2008.

An increasing number of countries around the world are turning to nuclear power to meet growing demand for electricity, avoid use of fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify their energy mix away from a dominant supplier. Australia is following a different path. Does this make strategic sense? Thirty-one countries representing two-thirds of humanity […]

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