Measuring Up: The Proposed National 'State of The Environment' Reporting System

9(8) Resource Management Bulletin 91-94, 2011

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Ceri Warnock

University of Otago - Faculty of Law

Madeleine Wright

Independent

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

New Zealand is the only country in the OECD that does not have a specific legislative mandate requiring the regular collection and publication of national “state of the environment” information.1 In August of 2011 the Ministry for the Environment released a discussion document entitled “Measuring up: Environmental Reporting”. The discussion document outlines the proposals for an Environmental Reporting Bill that would implement a national “state of the environment” reporting programme. This article briefly considers those proposals and raises a number of preliminary questions that may need to be addressed if such a programme is to fulfill its potential usefulness.

Keywords: environmental law and policy, OECD, new zealand

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K32

Suggested Citation

Warnock, Ceri and Wright, Madeleine, Measuring Up: The Proposed National 'State of The Environment' Reporting System (2011). 9(8) Resource Management Bulletin 91-94, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3262002

Ceri Warnock (Contact Author)

University of Otago - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 56
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Dunedin, 9016
New Zealand

Madeleine Wright

Independent ( email )

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