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This week in Paris, New Zealand – like every country – will attempt to justify why our national emissions reduction pledge is credible and a fair contribution to the global effort against climate change. Good luck with that. Our Government’s argument that the target is fair, rests almost entirely on its analysis of the costs […]
The Paris climate change summit is upon us. Next week the Morgan Foundation is supporting coverage from Paris by sponsoring the NZ Herald’s science reporter Jamie Morton. To ‘warm up’ for the event, here is a ‘guide for beginners’ – ten things you need to know on climate change, covering the science, the politics and the […]
Today is the launch of the He for She campaign in New Zealand. He for She is about men taking a stand for gender equality. Gareth is a New Zealand He for She champion and the Morgan Foundation is proud to support the campaign. To commemorate the launch, this Whiteboard Friday explores causes of the […]
The Land and Water Forum fourth report released this morning contains some real successes – particularly the call for more central coordination, investment in science and the agreement to keep stock out of rivers and plant riverbanks. However, the more interesting part of the report is what it doesn’t talk about – in particular allocating […]
This week UNICEF New Zealand launched a campaign ‘Make my Future Fair’ to focus the New Zealand government and public on the obligations we have under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child, which we (the Government) signed up to 20 Years ago. The statistics on the website make stark reading. UNICEF […]
The Morgan Foundation’s New Zealand River Awards 2015 take place tomorrow night. This year the spotlight goes on nitrogen and farming. Ron Pellow of SIDDC has been showing us how dairy farmers can reduce their environmental impact while maintaining profit. The approach is known as low intensity farming, which actually puts the focus on farming grass. In this final video Ron gives his […]
Auckland Council is currently consulting on its Pest Management Plan. Under this plan there is a way wandering cats could be managed within sensitive wildlife areas, but the council will act only if people stand up and ask for it. Most of the species that harm our native species are managed in some way. Possums, […]
On Thursday the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) released a report which recommended the Finance Minister work with insurers, banks, local authorities and residents to develop a plan for sea level rise. The Finance Minister’s response was that the report is “pretty speculative”, and that any sea rise was best dealt with by Local […]
In this whiteboard session we go through the dangers our birds are facing from cats, right now, in the middle of fledging time. Please watch. Please keep your cat inside.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has published a new study on sea level rise. Last time she reviewed the science behind the issue, now she is looking at the risks that a rising tide poses to our country – particularly houses, businesses and roads. We have built our country on the assumption that the […]