New Environmental Reporting Act passed

Date:  24 September 2015

Ministers' media release

New Zealand’s clean, green brand will be strengthened with the passage of the Environmental Reporting Act by Parliament today, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Statistics Minister Craig Foss say.

“The new Environmental Reporting Act will back up our clean, green brand with authoritative and independent information on the state of our environment. It will tell us where we match up, where we don’t and give regular updates so that we can track long-term changes,” Dr Smith says.

Read the full media release on the Beehive website.

Read Government Statistician and Secretary for the Environment announcement on Statistics New Zealand website.

Read more about the Act on this website.