Commissioner Dr Jan Wright and her team deliver a number of speeches to interest groups and the public each year. A selection of these is presented here. If you cannot find a speech you are looking for, please email us.
|The Environment – What Matters Most?
Salmon Lecture to the Resource Management Law Association, 17 July 2014
|Reflections on Conservation Forest and Bird Sanderson Memorial Dinner
Sanderson Memorial Dinner held in Wellington on June 28 2014
|Reporting on the state of our environment - Environmental Defence Society Conference
|Getting a better deal for conservation - speech to Forest and Bird Conference 2012
A large part of New Zealand is in the conservation estate - about a third - and there is a clear intent for it to be used to play a much greater role in the economy.
|Public Law Toolbox Launch - The role of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
|Speech to Otago University Symposium Public Conservation Lands 2040
Prosperity or Posterity? The Future of Conservation Land - A speech on commercial use of the conservation estate.
|Speech to the 15th International Conference on Diffuse Pollution & Eutrophication
Dr Wright talks about the history of water quality problems in New Zealand and the big issues now and in the future.
|Conservation for prosperity and posterity? Commercial use of the DOC estate
On saturday Jan delivered a speech to the Federated Mountain Clubs AGM in which she discussed the commercialisation of the DOC estate.
|Speech to 2011 Coal Symposium
|"Value of good science speech" to WasteMINZ conference
|State of the Environment reporting presentation to Local Government and Environment Committee
|Smart Meters speech to Grey Power
Dr Wright's speech to the 2010 Grey Power AGM on the benefits of Smart Meters
|Letter to the International Energy Agency
Prior to a meeting with the International Energy Agency in early December, the Commisisoner sent this letter summarising the issues she wanted to discuss.
|Smart Meters Presentation to Commerce Committee
This is the Commissioner's speech to the Commerce Select Committee responding to submissions on her report "Smart electricity meters: How households and the environment can benefit"
|Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
This is the Commissioner's presentation on Climate Change to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Attending were MPs from New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific.
|ANZ School of Government conference
This is Dr Wright's climate change presentation to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government conference in Wellington on 30 October 2009.
|Change in the High Country: Environmental stewardship and tenure review
On the release of her report 'Change in the high country: Environmental stewardship and tenure review', the Commissioner presented her findings and recommendations to a group of interested parties at Lincoln University
|Blueprints for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference
The Commissioner addresses the topic: "Chipping Away at Sustainability", to open this conference hosted by the New Zealand Society for Sustainability Engineering and Science.
|Lincoln Biofuels Forum
The Commissioner addresses the topic: "Biofuels - Some big questions", at the NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
|State of the Environment Conference
The Commissioner addresses the topic: "Prioritising Environmental Challenges: What Matters Most?" as the first in a series of presentations on this topic. This transcript is from her address at Lincoln University.