Following consultation in 2015, Government has finalised the topics for national environmental reporting.
See Environmental Reporting (topics for Environmental Reports) Regulations 2016 for a list of the topics.
The topics identify what we want to know about the five environmental domains we report on (air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine). The structure we will use to report on these topics is the pressure-state-impact framework:
- pressure topics – the main sources of pressure on a domain
- state topics – the broad aspects of the condition of a domain
- impact topics – the impacts of a domain's state on ecological integrity, public health, the economy, te ao Māori (the Māori world view), and culture and recreation.
See Structure of environmental reporting for further information on the topics and descriptions.
Published 27 June 2016