Post Tagged with: "New Zealand"

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Image credit: Michael Spiller

Brexit down on the farm

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union no doubt carries many risks. But, if British politicians and business leaders are right, it also creates an important opportunity: the possibility of building a safer, greener, more efficient, and more innovative farming sector. If the UK manages to seize this opportunity, […]

by × 11 August 2017 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Milking time on an Oakura dairy farm. Image source: dandownunder Flickr

Unlikely Friendship Could See NZ Lead Way on Climate Issues

Most climate change activists and farmers see each other as enemies, rather than friends. Some climate activists remember the tractor driven by farmers up the steps of Parliament in the early 2000s to protest the “fart tax”, and notice the big agricultural hole in New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme (ETS). […]

by × 01 July 2014 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Doing It Together

Doing It Together

As the dust settles on the international climate change negotiations in Warsaw, I feel a sense of déjà vu. Hunger strikes, a mass walk-out by civil society, and eventually a last minute deal agreed upon by sleep-deprived delegates after 36 hours of non-stop negotiations. This has become an annual ritual. […]

by × 11 December 2013 ×