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Latest news

Environment Commissioner warns of impact from rising seas
27 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 2014
14 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 2014
14 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 - 2018
14 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 Commissioner
07 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.