Green Growth report offers smarter economic direction
Green Growth report offers smarter economic direction says
Auckland, 15 November 2012 – Greenpeace
has welcomed Pure Advantage’s Green Growth report saying
its vision of building a prosperous economy by protecting
the environment offers a smarter alternative to the
Government’s current polluting policies.
Greenpeace New Zealand Chief Policy Advisor says the report
shows there are huge opportunities for New Zealand in moving
to a cleaner, smarter way of doing business.
New Zealand on a pathway to clean up our economy and
supporting our wealth of clean energy innovators we can
repair the damage done by our most polluting industries and
build a healthier and wealthier nation.”
Argent says the
report challenges the Government’s current ‘growth at
any cost’ agenda.
“That’s not a plan. It’s an
economic wrecking ball. The question now is whether economic
Tsar Steven Joyce can rise to the challenge and put in place
a much needed plan to kick start a cleaner, smarter economy
in New Zealand.
“So far Joyce’s business growth agenda
has delivered the highest unemployment figures in over a
decade, dismantled our manufacturing base and tied our
growth to the whims of overseas oil companies whilst risking
our coastlines with oil spills.
“It achieves nothing
more than a race to the bottom of the economic pile while we
continue to see New Zealand’s economic performance slip
and pollution rise.”
The Pure Advantage report shows
some of New Zealand's key trading partners, such as China,
Korea and Australia, are already putting in place the
building blocks of a clean economy and emerging stronger and
healthier from the global financial
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