New Zealand

New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Act 2015 calls for the government to publish a synthesis report every three years that describes the state of New Zealand’s environment, pressures that the environment faces, and impacts that the state of the environment is having on ecological, economic, social, and public health. The Ministry of Environment and the Statistics Office are to collaborate in producing the report. The Act also requires these offices to produce a domain report every six months that examines one of five domains (air; atmosphere and climate; fresh water; land; and marine) so that each domain is examined every three years. The first synthesis report was released in 2015,b and the government also maintains a website that presents indicators and trends across the five environmental domains as well as about biodiversity.