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Sustainability Assessment of New Zealand Business: For a Better Tomorrow

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While many nations are recognizing environmental degradation as problematic, there are still several countries that do not have protective measures established and essentially, are not complying with the world’s efforts to reduce the causes of this problem in order to fight drastic changes. From climate change, water, land, and air pollution to extinction of fossil fuels and native species, environmental degradation is a serious threat to the worlds’ ecosystem and future generations. Many businesses are now going ‘green’ by implementing more practical ways to manufacture products; however, the current laws governing the world of business merely regulate and modify the many ways people are harming the environment with pollution. Using both scientific and legal information to study and map the use of law as a management tool, Legal Atlas is a new venture that aims to bring awareness to these issues. Legal Atlas’ focus is to help better manage resources and foster economic development, as well as improving environmental sustainability and reducing social conflict. Drawing on my volunteer experience with Legal Atlas’, this project focuses on New Zealand tourism businesses as an example of best practices in relation to environmental sustainability for the Legal Atlas database. Today New Zealand is a nation that has gone above and beyond the requirements of government authorities to establish eco-friendly and long lasting businesses, as well as make conservation of natural beauty a priority. In order to bring awareness of the innovative solutions this country has established, all best practices presented will be contributed to the Legal Atlas database for use globally.

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Sustainability Assessment of New Zealand Business: For a Better Tomorrow

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While many nations are recognizing environmental degradation as problematic, there are still several countries that do not have protective measures established and essentially, are not complying with the world’s efforts to reduce the causes of this problem in order to fight drastic changes. From climate change, water, land, and air pollution to extinction of fossil fuels and native species, environmental degradation is a serious threat to the worlds’ ecosystem and future generations. Many businesses are now going ‘green’ by implementing more practical ways to manufacture products; however, the current laws governing the world of business merely regulate and modify the many ways people are harming the environment with pollution. Using both scientific and legal information to study and map the use of law as a management tool, Legal Atlas is a new venture that aims to bring awareness to these issues. Legal Atlas’ focus is to help better manage resources and foster economic development, as well as improving environmental sustainability and reducing social conflict. Drawing on my volunteer experience with Legal Atlas’, this project focuses on New Zealand tourism businesses as an example of best practices in relation to environmental sustainability for the Legal Atlas database. Today New Zealand is a nation that has gone above and beyond the requirements of government authorities to establish eco-friendly and long lasting businesses, as well as make conservation of natural beauty a priority. In order to bring awareness of the innovative solutions this country has established, all best practices presented will be contributed to the Legal Atlas database for use globally.