The Commissioner has released new research explaining the contribution that continued methane emissions from New Zealand’s livestock (mostly cows and sheep) would make to global warming.
The Commissioner has conducted an enquiry into the nature of claims being made around biodegradable and compostable plastics in the environment.
Mr Upton's first report as Commissioner contains detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a UK-style Zero Carbon Act and independent Climate Commission.
More information about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Simon Upton.
The current Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is Mr Simon Upton. As an independent Officer of Parliament, he has broad powers to investigate environmental concerns and is wholly independent of the government of the day.
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In this video, Mr Upton discusses his first report as Commissioner, in which he gives detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a Zero Carbon Act and an independent Climate Commission.