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EDS speaks for the environment. We have influence.

Since 1971, EDS has been driving environmental protection in Aotearoa New Zealand. That’s why we’re one of the most influential non-profit organisations when it comes to achieving better environmental outcomes.

EDS has expertise in key disciplines including law, planning, landscape and science. We operate as a policy think-tank, a litigation advocate, and a collaborator – bringing together the private and public sectors for constructive engagement.

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EDS News: June 2022

The Breaking Wave: Oceans reform in Aotearoa New Zealand is the culmination of work undertaken by EDS over the past two years investigating what is wrong with the current system and what future reforms might look like. EDS’s research concludes that our oceans management system is uncoordinated, outdated, conflict-ridden and no longer fit for purpose. Reform is urgently needed.

The first stage report does not make recommendations, but is designed to foster a national dialogue about the various reform options and how they might work together. It follows the approach adopted by EDS in its earlier work on resource management reform. [...] Read more

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