This section explains why and how the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) reports on the state of New Zealand’s environment and provides information on the state of our air, atmosphere, fresh water, land, and marine environment and the pressures on our environment from consumption, energy use and demand, transport, and waste.
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The Ministry reports on the state of the environment through five environmental domains. We also report on four pressures. There are 22 national environmental indicators covering these domains and pressures which we use to report on the overall health of New Zealand’s environment and track how this has changed over time.
Last updated:17 July 2013