Green Growth

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Green Growth Advisory Group has released its report after consultation with a range of stakeholders. This group was set up by the Government to explore topics relevant to achieving greener and faster growth. It recommends the Government develops a "fact-based narrative" around New Zealand as a nation with comparatively strong "green credentials" (Recommendation 11). In this context, it particularly identifies carbon, energy and resource productivity as being relevant on a "per unit of output" scale (Figure 4, p.25). It also recommends that the Government should promote the voluntary adoption of standards and certification schemes by businesses and other entities in order to raise environmental performance and economic growth (Recommendation 5).