UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration & Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity gives way to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.  This aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. Restoration is a monumental task. Over the next ten years, every action counts. Every single day. Every country, company, organization, and individual has...

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Climate Crisis

The digital version of Auckland’s Climate Plan (Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri) is online. CTA was one of the submitters to this plan and our submission is here. The launch of the digital plan was marked by a climate action focussed Auckland Conversation: So, Auckland has a climate plan… now what? A recording...

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Climate Emergency Declared

Today the New Zealand Government declared a climate emergency. The motion in the House passed by 76 votes to 43. New Zealand is the 33rd country in the world to declare a climate change emergency. The declaration acknowledged that over 1800 jurisdictions in 32 countries have already declared a climate...

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First Decision on Fast Track Project

The first project approved by a panel under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act is a 24-metre high earth dam on the Kopenui Stream in Northland.  This project involves the construction of water storage and distribution infrastructure in Kaikohe to support the development of Northland’s agriculture and horticulture sector, and...

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