Realising our Hidden Treasure

This is a response from Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR) to the IPENZ report Realising Our Hidden Treasure: Responsible Mineral and Petroleum Extraction.

ESR disagrees with the core principles that underpin the report, specifically that:

  • Economic growth is required to achieve the living standards that New Zealanders aspire to.
  • A “global decision” has been taken that the responsibility for minimising greenhouse discharges lies with fossil fuel users, not producers [and, as such] it is not immoral or inappropriate to derive economic benefit from [New Zealand’s mineral and petroleum] resources.
Submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill
Climate Change and Kyoto