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.
Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 201414 Oct 2014
Environmental issues are complex and often interrelated, and it is important to investigate those that provide opportunities to add real value for Parliamentarians and the public. Sometimes this involves bringing light to heated debates, at other times it involves raising the profile of neglected, but important, issues.
Strategic Intentions 2014 - 201814 Oct 2014
Over the next four years, the Commissioner will continue to produce a body of reports and advice aimed at improving environmental decision-making, the implementation of decisions, and public understanding, especially of environmental science.
Reviewing catch limits for longfin eel is crucial, says Environment Commissioner07 Aug 2014
Reviewing commercial catch limits for New Zealand’s unique longfin eel is crucial to the species’ survival, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright.
The Environment – What Matters Most?17 Jul 2014
Salmon Lecture to the Resource Management Law Association, 17 July 2014.