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Forest and Bird welcomes new green growth report

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2012 06:09 PM
Forest and Bird welcomes new green growth report
Forest & Bird welcomes the release of a study making a case for New Zealand’s business and political leaders to embrace green growth that makes economic sense.
The study is by Vivid Economics, in association with the University of Auckland’s Business School, for green growth business lobby group Pure Advantage.
“Forest & Bird fully supports a transition to a green economy, as one of our top five priorities,” says Forest & Bird Conservation Advocate Claire Browning.
“This is New Zealand’s biggest challenge but also conservation’s biggest challenge. It affects everything conservationists do.
“We can’t do conservation without business any more, and Pure Advantage, as a highly successful group of businesspeople, has identified green growth as a valuable area for New Zealand to pursue.
“As such, Pure Advantage has a lot to contribute,” she says.
“The Government’s current, single-minded focus on minerals, oil and dairying needs to change. Pure Advantage’s report underscores this.
“Forest & Bird thanks Pure Advantage for this report. It will take some time to digest it, but the organisation supports the thrust of the report, and we’ll be looking at it closely.
“We hope the Government will be doing the same,” says Claire Browning.
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