Measuring Up: The Proposed National 'State of The Environment' Reporting System
9(8) Resource Management Bulletin 91-94, 2011
4 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2018
Date Written: 2011
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
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