Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


New plan for improving environment statistics

New plan for improving environment statistics – Media release

4 July 2013

A new plan for improving environment statistics has been created to help New Zealand get the information it needs about its environment, Statistics NZ said today.

The Environment domain plan 2013, which was released by Statistics NZ today, highlights the strengths and gaps in official information about New Zealand’s environment, and makes suggestions for improving it.

“The plan shows we have good information about land use and greenhouse gas emissions,” environment statistics manager Stephen Oakley said.

“However, it also revealed that we need better information about other aspects of our environment, such as our marine and coastal resources.

“We recognise the importance of quality information about our environment and how it is changing. Much of New Zealand’s economy depends on the natural environment, particularly agriculture and tourism. Improving environmental information will lead to more informed decision-making.”

Over 100 experts provided input into the plan, which required significant collaboration across central and local government, Māori, Crown research institutes, non-government organisations, and the private sector. The plan lays out their broad consensus on initiatives for improving environmental information over the next five to eight years.

This is the first domain plan for the environment sector. It was developed in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation. Statistical domain plans are a tool for coordinating the collection of official statistics across government.

“The challenge now is to deliver on the aspirations expressed in the domain plan. Statistics NZ and key agencies will now focus on developing measures to improve the information about our natural resources,” Mr Oakley said.

For more information about these statistics:
Visit Environment Domain Plan 2013 

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Fruit & Veg Crackdown: Auckland Fruit Fly Find Under Investigation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn... MPI has placed legal controls on the movement of fruit and some vegetables outside of a defined circular area which extends 1.5km from where the fly was trapped in Grey Lynn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Westpac NZ Reaches $2.97M Swaps Settlement

Westpac Banking Corp’s New Zealand unit has agreed to pay $2.97 million in a settlement with the Commerce Commission over the way the bank sold interest rate swaps to farmers between 2005 and 2012. More>>

ALSO:

Going Dutch: Fonterra Kicks Off $144M Partnership With Dutch Cheese Maker

Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has commissioned a new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands, its first wholly-owned and operated ingredients plant in Europe. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Retail Sales Beat Estimates

New Zealand retail sales rose more than expected in the fourth quarter, led by vehicle-related transactions, food and beverages, adding to evidence that cheap credit and a growing jobs market are encouraging consumers to spend. More>>

ALSO:

Delivery Cuts Go Ahead: 'Government Money Grab' From NZ Post

"It's a money grab by the Government as the shareholder of New Zealand Post" says Postal Workers Union advocate Graeme Clarke about the changes announced by NZ Post. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news