Third Working Paper released from EDS's Resource Management Reform Project
This Law Foundation-funded project is taking a first principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system operates and will provide an evidence-based perspective on how it could be improved for the coming decades. The third and final working paper from EDS has just been released and is now available online.
Working Paper 3 considers:
It also incorporates four think-pieces commissioned from external experts: three concerning the role of the economy and economic instruments, and one concerning compliance, monitoring, enforcement and evaluation. The working paper is intended primarily as a primer for discussion and feedback; it explores options and directions of travel, but does not yet offer a specific set of recommendations. The project’s final synthesis report, due for release at the end 2018, will present concrete options for reform.
The Law Foundation is contributing $356,000 towards this project
Information of Working Papers 1 and 2:
Working Paper 1 – considered (1) the project’s conceptual framework, (2) the context for reform, (3) ethics and principles, and (4) some key findings from the Environmental Defence Society’s (EDS) international study tour.
Working Paper 2 – addressed a variety of further matters: (1) what the future could look like, and its implications for the resource management system; (2) legislative design; (3) public participation; and (4) New Zealand’s obligations under international law.