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Environment

Tackling climate change has been a priority of the current government since it was elected in 2017. But its climate policies have been met with resistance in some quarters, especially among farmers who say efforts to reduce emissions threaten the industry's bottom line. However, others say the government’s climate change measures don’t go far enough, as the devastating impacts of climate change become ever more visible.

Environment

Tackling climate change has been a priority of the current government since it was elected in 2017. But its climate policies have been met with resistance in some quarters, especially among farmers who say efforts to reduce emissions threaten the industry's bottom line. However, others say the government’s climate change measures don’t go far enough, as the devastating impacts of climate change become ever more visible.

Key policiesClimate adaptationConservationEmissions reductionFresh water and pollutionOceansWaste management

  • Return conservation land to whānau, hapū and iwi

    Acknowledge Māori rights over fresh water

    Expand coverage of ban on mining in conservation land

  • Continue to support Jobs for Nature programme

  • Improve environmental reporting laws

    Abolish Significant Natural Areas

    Sell Landcorp and use proceeds to fund conservation on private land

    Fund conservation initiatives on private land

  • End all climate taxes, subsidies and regulations

  • Create a minister for hunting and fishing

    Designate wapiti, sika and tahr as herds of special interest

    Allow the Game Animal Council to make more decisions about game animal management

    Recategorise game animals, trout and salmon

    Establish national management plans for game animals

    Guarantee managed access to public land for hunters and fishers

    Create partnership agreements to maintain huts on conservation land

    Oppose recreational licencing system for game animal hunting or sea fishing

    Establish seats for hunters and fishers on conservation bodies

    Review game animal management programmes

    Narrow the scope of Significant Natural Areas

    Amend rules for defining culverts and wetlands

    Limit the scope of wetlands protections

    Upgrade Waiau-Toa/Molesworth trail into a Great Walk

    Require DOC to make concession decisions for tourism businesses within one year

    Remove consent requirements for creating wetlands

  • Prioritise long-term, nature-based solutions over short-term engineering solutions

    Reform the Reserves Act to incorporate te Tiriti o Waitangi

    Ban new mining on conservation land

    Aim to double natural wetlands by 2050

    Provide financial incentives to protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity

    Increase funding for predator, weed and pest control

    Continue funding Jobs for Nature

    Eradicate pests on the sub-Antarctic Maukahuka Auckland Islands

    Implement global biodiversity targets

    Use proceeds from the visitor levy for conservation and biodiversity projects

    Legislate for a right to a healthy environment

    Ban products sourced from illegally logged forests

    Increase funding to protect natural wetlands

    Assist Pacific Island states in marine protection initiatives

    Facilitate the return of wrongfully alienated land to tangata whenua

    Fund the restoration and protection of nature in urban areas

    Establish an ocean commission to provide advice and set targets for marine systems

    Expand marine protected areas to cover 30 percent of NZ's oceans

  • Develop credit system to encourage conservation on private land

    Create a process for community-led rāhui

    Continue to support Jobs for Nature projects

Key policiesClimate adaptationConservationEmissions reductionFresh water and pollutionOceansWaste management

  • Return conservation land to whānau, hapū and iwi

    Acknowledge Māori rights over fresh water

    Expand coverage of ban on mining in conservation land

  • Continue to support Jobs for Nature programme

  • Improve environmental reporting laws

    Abolish Significant Natural Areas

    Sell Landcorp and use proceeds to fund conservation on private land

    Fund conservation initiatives on private land

  • End all climate taxes, subsidies and regulations

  • Create a minister for hunting and fishing

    Designate wapiti, sika and tahr as herds of special interest

    Allow the Game Animal Council to make more decisions about game animal management

    Recategorise game animals, trout and salmon

    Establish national management plans for game animals

    Guarantee managed access to public land for hunters and fishers

    Create partnership agreements to maintain huts on conservation land

    Oppose recreational licencing system for game animal hunting or sea fishing

    Establish seats for hunters and fishers on conservation bodies

    Review game animal management programmes

    Narrow the scope of Significant Natural Areas

    Amend rules for defining culverts and wetlands

    Limit the scope of wetlands protections

    Upgrade Waiau-Toa/Molesworth trail into a Great Walk

    Require DOC to make concession decisions for tourism businesses within one year

    Remove consent requirements for creating wetlands

  • Prioritise long-term, nature-based solutions over short-term engineering solutions

    Reform the Reserves Act to incorporate te Tiriti o Waitangi

    Ban new mining on conservation land

    Aim to double natural wetlands by 2050

    Provide financial incentives to protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity

    Increase funding for predator, weed and pest control

    Continue funding Jobs for Nature

    Eradicate pests on the sub-Antarctic Maukahuka Auckland Islands

    Implement global biodiversity targets

    Use proceeds from the visitor levy for conservation and biodiversity projects

    Legislate for a right to a healthy environment

    Ban products sourced from illegally logged forests

    Increase funding to protect natural wetlands

    Assist Pacific Island states in marine protection initiatives

    Facilitate the return of wrongfully alienated land to tangata whenua

    Fund the restoration and protection of nature in urban areas

    Establish an ocean commission to provide advice and set targets for marine systems

    Expand marine protected areas to cover 30 percent of NZ's oceans

  • Develop credit system to encourage conservation on private land

    Create a process for community-led rāhui

    Continue to support Jobs for Nature projects

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