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Environment

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Remove distorting carbon taxes and end New Zealand's adherence to the fundamentally flawed Kyoto Protocol.
Environmental costs should be borne by those causing them
Government has a duty to ensure that a full range of New Zealand's natural heritage is protected in perpetuity, and must provide a supportive legal framework
Establishment of a Conservation Foundation to set priorities and allocate funds
Environmental legislation to be effects-based, which implies substantial changes the RMA

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Nandor Tanczos

Uphold the original principles of the RMA – environmental protection and public participation
Continue to work for the development of a transportation system that reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases
Amend the National Parks Act to facilitate the protection of marine areas adjacent to national parks
Support the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gases and are committed to improving it in the second commitment period from 2013 to 2018
Developing DoC’s core capacity by improving funding for human resources, including scientific staff, field workers, educational officers, and locally based volunteer initiatives

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Trevor Mallard

Develop an integrated and comprehensive framework for managing the marine environment
Retain Crown authority over fisheries management, enforcement and relevant research, while developing a more co-operative relationship with commercial and recreational fishers

Adopt a more comprehensive and pro-active approach to managing the environmental effects of fishing and do so on an ecosystem basis
Review the rules around the screening and fumigation of imported cars
Maintain an integrated educational programme to raise New Zealand public and overseas visitor awareness of the importance of biosecurity and biosecurity precautions

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Dr Nick Smith

Oppose Labour’s carbon tax
Withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol from 2013 if NZ makes commitments to reduce emissions beyond those binding trading partners

New Zealand First Doug Woolerton

Develop sustainable national policies on water and air quality, but with sufficient flexibility to address local circumstances
Promote the use of the most up to date technologies and international experience in tracking water use patterns, thereby ensuring that policy decisions are based on sound science
Encourage strategies for soil use which maximise economic potential and limit their environmental impact
Encourage the development of 'eco-tourism centres' such as Kaikoura
Give urgent priority to the development of the Oceans Policy to provide a coherent and overarching policy framework

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Do not advocate an open-slather approach to environmental management
All outdoor user organisations have equal rights to practice their individual pursuits and promote their own interests
When environmental decisions are made, they should be based on robust scientific data
Balanced environmental education programmes in schools, as well as programmes targeting the general public, are a good method for ensuring quality environmental outcomes

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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