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Is the ETS an environmental ponzi scheme?

May 1, 2023

Treasury needs to conduct a value chain analysis of forestry companies & ETS to ensure international sustainability standards are met, writes Dame Anne Salmond.

Submission to the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use in Tairāwhiti.

April 9, 2023

Pure Advantage & Environmental Defence Society have filed a joint submission and have called for sweeping changes to the regulations governing plantation forestry.

Greenwashing and the forestry industry in NZ.

March 27, 2023

The inquiry into forestry slash destruction in Tairāwhiti, and review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, should prioritise the state of the planet not the balance sheets of global corporations.

Right Tree. Right Place. Right Purpose.

March 24, 2023

Prof. David Norton on the Factum-Agri podcast says aspects of carbon farming with exotics are “ecologically fraudulent” and “parts of the ETS are flawed”.

It is now time to invest in natives.

February 22, 2023

During Cyclones Hale and Gabrielle the poor management of exotic plantations – primarily pine – has again led to extensive damage in Tairāwhiti.

Time for stronger forestry regulations to control pollution.

February 1, 2023

Forestry practices need updating to meet acceptable environmental bottom lines. The cycle of environmental damage caused by plantation forestry operations must stop.

New Zealand’s fatally flawed climate change strategy.

January 24, 2023

New Zealand urgently needs a sustainable carbon strategy focused on native forests to provide long-term carbon sequestration without the need to buy dubious offshore offsets.

Slash inquiry: Pure Advantage calls for pause on pine incentives.

February 23, 2023

Pure Advantage wants an immediate pause to all Government incentives for planting exotic trees like pinus radiata during its inquiry into slash.

Geoff Ross on The Country Show.

January 18, 2023

Geoff Ross, The Lake Hawea Station owner  & Pure Advantage trustee, speaks on farming life, climate change and why Pure Advantage is calling for an urgent inquiry into the management of exotic plantations.

Pure Advantage calls for inquiry into the management of exotic plantations.

January 17, 2023

Poor forestry management practices again lead to extensive damage in Tairāwhiti and a ministerial inquiry is long overdue.

Fresh water is beyond ‘entrenchment’.

November 30, 2022

There should be no need for a flawed legal device attempting to ‘entrench’ our freshwater assets from possible privatisation – the waters are the life blood of the land, beyond ownership.

Tighter controls on forestry urgently needed.

November 11, 2022

Pure Advantage and EDS have joined forces to draft a submission on the review of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry, seeking significant tightening of the rules governing exotic forest management in Aotearoa.

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