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Human health impacts of climate change for New Zealand: evidence summary

This evidence summary describes the human health impacts of climate change for New Zealand and how the building blocks of our health will be disrupted.
Strategy

Discovering biodiversity: a decadal plan for taxonomy and biosystematics in Australia and New Zealand 2018–2027

This decadal plan seeks to use new and emerging technologies, develop key infrastructure, and create a unified and dynamic science that will serve the needs of society, government, industry and Australia and New Zealand's unique biodiversity.
Policy report

The health benefits and risks of folic acid fortification of food

This report has been provided in response to a request by the Ministry of Health in April 2017 to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi, to review the health benefits and risks of folic acid fortification...
Report

The age of Artificial Intelligence in Aotearoa

This report outlines how artificial intelligence is or could be used in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the risks that need to be managed so that all New Zealanders can prosper in an AI world.
Report

Plastics in the environment

There is growing concern about the use of plastics and their effects on the environment and human health. This document sets out how plastics are made, used and disposed of. It also covers how plastics enter the environment and the risks plastics pose to New...
Report

Gene editing: legal and regulatory implications

This report by the Royal Society Gene Editing Panel examines New Zealand's current legal and regulatory environment for genetic technology in Aotearoa.
Report

Cannabis: how it affects our health

This report summarises the current research evidence on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabinoids to assist these communities in considering the opportunities and risks associated with cannabis use.
Report

Spotlight on poverty

This paper explores the nature of poverty, how it is measured, why it matters, and what can be done to reduce it – ensuring a fairer future for all New Zealanders.
Report

Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand

This report, Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand, takes an in-depth look into climate change mitigation options for New Zealand. It finds that many mitigation options are already well-understood and achievable. Achieving a low-carbon economy for New Zealand involves taking low-risk climate mitigation...
Report

Sugar and health: evidence update

Sugar and health is a topic that is surrounded by mixed messages in the New Zealand media. This summary of the current evidence sets out to remove some of the confusion around sugars in food, sugar intake, how sugars are processed in the body, and...