New Zealand

  • 2-November-2015


    Database on instruments used for environmental policy

    This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.

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  • 29-September-2011


    Green growth and climate change policies in New Zealand

    New Zealand, as a resource based economy anxious to protect and promote its clean and green image, appropriately sees green growth as a natural direction for future development.

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  • 28-March-2011


    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: New Zealand 2010

    The International Energy Agency's periodic review of New Zealand's energy policies and programmes.  This edition finds that New Zealand’s strong commitment to liberalised energy markets has delivered a relatively high level of energy security and economic prosperity for consumers. Since the previous IEA review in 2006, the government has built on the success of existing policy mechanisms and implemented a number of far-reaching changes in the electricity sector and environmental policy. But progress in some sectors, such as energy efficiency, has not been as strong as anticipated.  

    In mid-2010, the government commenced a review of the New Zealand Energy Strategy. The result is the publication of a new energy strategy, which establishes clear long-term policy priorities and energy-savings goals. Implementing these strategies will bring many new challenges, including attainment of the government’s medium-term energy-savings targets. 

    New Zealand enjoys the advantage of a diverse and balanced portfolio of renewable-energy resources, which contribute over 70% of electricity output – the third highest portion in IEA member countries. This resource base has the potential to deliver greater volumes of energy and the government aspires to increase this proportion to 90% of electricity generation by 2025. Meeting this target will bring many benefits but also tough challenges, such as maintaining a robust National Grid. 

    This review analyses the energy-policy challenges facing New Zealand and provides sectoral critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to help guide New Zealand towards a more sustainable energy future.

  • 28-February-2011


    Fisheries Policy Reform: National Experiences

    Fisheries reform is driven by economic forces, not environmental crisis. Policy makers must involve all stakeholders in supporting and sustaining reforms, as seen in these case studies of Iceland, Korea, Mexico, Norway and New Zealand.

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  • 29-May-2009

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    Eco-Innovation Policies in New Zealand

    This report inventories eco-innovation policies in New Zealand. Similar reports are available on selected non-EU OECD members: Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Turkey and the US. They complement national roadmaps developed by EU member states under the Environmental Technology Action Plan.

  • 16-June-2008

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    New Zealand websites on agri-environmental issues

    Links to sites from New Zealand on agri-environmental issues.

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  • 16-June-2008

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    New Zealand: Environmental performance of agriculture since 1990

    Agri-environmental indicators for New Zealand and data on the environmental performance of New Zealand agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).

  • 18-January-2008

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    New Zealand Fisheries Services

    Country inventory from New Zealand on fisheries services submitted in 2007.

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  • 3-May-2005


    Trade and Structural Adjustment: Sectoral Case Studies in Agriculture and Fisheries

    Studies of the Mexico-USA avocado trade; Australian dairy industry; Chilean agro-food sector; Kenyan cut flower sector; agricultural reform in New Zealand; fisheries in Denmark and seafood in Thailand.

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  • 11-February-2005

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    New Zealand fisheries management system

    Information on the administration, legal framework and other aspects of fisheries management in New Zealand.

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