New Zealand

New Zealand Treasury 2016 Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was originally published on New Zealand Treasury. Summary: There is a dynamic relationship between New Zealand’s long-term public finances and intergenerational well-being. Intergenerational well-being relies on the growth, distribution and sustainability of the four capitals – financial and physical capital; human capital (e.g. health and skills); social capital (e.g. institutions and trust); and natural capital… [more]

Treasury of New Zealand Gives Official Nod to Natural Capital

24th February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Carbon News.  “TREASURY is, for the first time, including New Zealand’s natural capital in its long-term thinking – including the value of the country’s clean-green brand. The latest Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position, or He Tirohanga Mokopuna, devotes a section to natural resources, and acknowledges that environmental degradation –… [more]

Taking Nature into Account: Businesses Given Tool to Measure Use of Resources

26th August 2016
Published under: Featured

“You don’t always know what you’ve got until it’s gone, but a new tool is helping businesses appreciate the natural resources they use. The Natural Capital Protocol provides a standardised system for measuring and valuing the natural resources that businesses rely on, particularly in New Zealand. The new framework was launched globally last month, and… [more]