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Submission on a Biodiversity Credit System for Aotearoa New Zealand.

November 3, 2023

Indigenous biodiversity in Aotearoa New Zealand is in a dire state. Pure Advantage have made a joint submission with the EDS and WWF-NZ on a Biodiversity Credit System for NZ.

Why indigenous reforestation is a Treaty right – and the right thing to do.

October 25, 2023

Māori need the Government to urgently make better policy that will value native reforestation. Manu Caddie explains why it is the right thing to do.

NZ is currently on track for catastrophic runaway climate change.

October 10, 2023

Emertius Prof. David Norton and co-chair of Future Farmers NZ Finn Ross lay out four key areas the next government must urgently address if we’re to have any hope of tackling the climate crisis – this is their call to arms.

Seizing the moment for New Zealand’s native forests.

October 5, 2023

Climate delay and climate defeatism are just the latest manifestations of out-and-out climate denial, and they’re both morally reprehensible, writes Sir Jonathon Porritt.

Project aims to re-plant two million hectares of native forest.

October 4, 2023

Pure Advantage chairperson Rob Morrison discussed the broadstokes rationale and ambition for Recloaking Papatūānuku with RNZ’s climate change correspondent Eloise Gibson.

‘A great victory for people power’ – Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti

October 4, 2023

New rules for exotic tree plantations released yesterday, have been welcomed by Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti, the group responsible for the Government commissioning a Ministerial inquiry into land use in Tairāwhiti.

Geoff Ross: Climate change – enough with the excuses.

September 10, 2023

New Zealand’s response to climate change needs to shift from “Yeah but…” to “We are…”, writes Geoff Ross.

Submission on the review of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.

August 15, 2023

Pure Advantage, the Environmental Defence Society & WWF have filed a joint submission to urge Government to accelerate gross emissions reductions in Aotearoa.

Submission on redesigning the NZ ETS permanent forest category.

August 15, 2023

Pure Advantage, the Environmental Defence Society & WWF have filed a joint submission to strengthen ETS incentives for indigenous forests.

The planet is on fire. Are the Chrises not listening?

August 1, 2023

Will ‘bread and butter’ solutions or a Ministry of Hunting and Fishing help save our children’s future?

Is the ETS really working for the planet?

July 17, 2023

Dame Anne Salmond argues the risks for NZ are too high to not fix our climate forestry policies now.

Exotic tree crops established for carbon credits ‘morally corrupt’.

June 27, 2023

There is no evidence exotic tree monocultures will continue to sequester CO2 at high rates beyond the first few decades of their life and Papatūānuku continues to suffer.

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”.

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.

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.

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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