Parliamentary Update December 201411 Dec 2014
With the House set to rise for the year, I would like to thank you for your interest in the work of my office.
Efforts to protect longfin eels must be followed through, says Environment Commissioner10 Dec 2014
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has today released an update report assessing the response to her 2013 report On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel.
Update Report: On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel10 Dec 2014
In April 2013 Dr Wright released a report titled On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel.
Environment Commissioner warns of impact from rising seas27 Nov 2014
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has warned that flooding and erosion from rising sea levels will have a large impact on many New Zealanders in their lifetimes.
Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science 27 Nov 2014
During my seven years as Commissioner, I have consistently said that climate change is the biggest environmental issue we face. This investigation has provided an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what is causing climate change and one of its major and most certain impacts – the rising level...
Parliamentary Update October 201414 Oct 2014
Welcome to the new parliamentary term. In this newsletter, the first of which some of you will have received, I would like to take the opportunity to explain a little about my role, and to highlight some of my current and recent work.