New Zealand is improving the way it reports on its environment.
Good information on our environment is important to New Zealand’s long-term success. It allows us to fully understand natural occurrences, the impact human activities are having, and where we need to make improvements.
The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand will publish Environment Aotearoa 2015 and Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa in 21 October 2015. The report and indicator web pages will be the first synthesis reports covering all domains (air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine) using the new environmental reporting framework set out in the Environmental Reporting Bill.
Environment Aotearoa 2015 and Environmental indicators Te taiao Aoteaora are being produced in ‘the spirit of the Bill’ as the Bill and associated regulations will not be in force in time for the release of the reports. This allows us to test the process and refine the way we do environmental reports.
Read the media release: National environmental report topics announced.
Read about the topics and provisional statistics here by using links in 'Other sections' box, or download or print the PDFs from 'Available files' above. If you have problems viewing the files, see Opening files and PDFs.
Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand (2015). New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: 2015 topics and provisional statistics. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISSN 2382-0179 (online)
Published 30 March 2015