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Conference- Environmental Policy

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Reform in paradise: threat or opportunity? is being held at the SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland, on 8-9 June 2009.

This national summit will critically examine the Government's environmental reform agenda and is the place to be if you want to understand the proposed changes and influence the outcomes.

Issues being examined include proposals to do away with regional councils, the potential roles of the new EPA and the merits of establishing a Coastal Commission. Other potential reforms which will be debated include the removal of metropolitan urban limits, a separate legislative regime for aquaculture and the introduction of water and nutrient trading. The conference will also consider what should be included in the next round of amendments to the RMA and related legislation.

The conference has been endorsed by the Minister for the Environment, Hon Dr Nick Smith and is being supported by the Ministry for the Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and a range of other sponsors. This year it is being organised by EDS in partnership with the Ecologic Foundation and the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.

To register and to review the programme, go to http://www.edsconference.com/

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