How NZ can live up to its clean, green image

How NZ can live up to its clean, green image

It has been 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm, which identified environmental pollution as a critical environmental issue requiring country-led actions.

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It is fitting then that the theme for this year’s World Environment Day, also hosted by Sweden, is ‘Only One Earth’, with one of the key focus areas as mitigating environmental pollution.

In a survey last year, US News asked respondents to rank countries as per their perception of which countries care the most about their environment, and New Zealand came on top.

But perceptions can be far from reality.