Auckland Council’s environment & community committee declared a climate emergency yesterday.
In the hubbub over the US-China trade war, one element of it skipped my notice: an act passed through both chambers of the US Congress which will heighten tension, reduce environmental safeguards & politicise aid.
The Productivity Commission released its final report yesterday on transitioning to a low-emissions economy – a 620-page work which points heavily at changes to rural land use. One side of that is more forestry, and the other is a switch from cows to horticulture & crops.
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Environment Minister Nick Smith’s take on an OECD report on New Zealand’s environmental performance is that it says we are doing well. He skipped the word “however”, which makes frequent appearances in the OECD’s press release and the report.