Marnie Prickett: Two reports find NZ needs to change farming for environment’s sake – Opinion – NZ Herald News

The New Zealand economy has long relied on primary industries to drive growth but there is a growing global push for greater diversification. Photo / Glenn Jeffrey

In the past month, two reports have found the Government’s economic strategy is pushing our world-renowned natural environment beyond repair, hurting the country and threatening our future.

The first report came from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Its 2017 Environmental Performance Review found New Zealand lacks a long-term vision to address the worsening problems we have of polluted water, dying wildlife and disproportionately high greenhouse gas emissions.

The second report arrived last week from the desk of the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman.

When interviewed on his report on the state of the country’s freshwater, Sir Peter said, “The reality is we cannot keep going as we have been.”

Source: Marnie Prickett: Two reports find NZ needs to change farming for environment’s sake – Opinion – NZ Herald News

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