Heads in the sand as the sea rises

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment17 Comments

Today the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, fronted up to the finance select committee to talk about the financial and economic risks of climate change, particularly sea level rise. International banks, insurers and investors have well and truly … Read More

Good Farmers Show The Way

Gareth MorganEnvironment1 Comment

Last week ECan was given a ‘wake-up call’ by Forest and Bird when they pointed out there were 376 serious breaches of water consents in the 2013/14 year. Yesterday Forest and Bird followed that up by showing that ECan also … Read More

Has DOC’s Funding Been Cut?

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment2 Comments

An independent expert has claimed that DOC funding has been cut by $40m, but DOC denies the claim. The fact is that DOC’s budgets are opaque and difficult to follow on a year on year basis, so nominal funding cuts … Read More