June 29, 2021
RMA reform chance to boost treaty role
The Green Party is welcoming stronger recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in proposed law to replace the Resource Management Act.
Environment spokesperson Eugenie Sage says the Government needs to be ambitious in its reform, including not allowing activities that overstep nature’s limits or cause significant climate pollution
She says the reformed system must honour and implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi
The new legislation and how it functions need to avoid the trap of so-called ‘balancing’ or making trade-offs between the environment and the economy.
Ms Sage says the resource management system in Aotearoa has fallen out of step with rapid population growth and the scale of the challenges faced by the country.
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