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Reform of the Resource Management System: The next generation (working paper 1)

By Greg Severinsen and Raewyn Peart
April 2018

Project phase 1: Working paper 1

The purpose of this project is to take a first-principles look at the resource management system in New Zealand and outline options for reform. This is the first in a series of working papers to be generated by the project. It outlines the matters explored by the project team thus far: (1) the development of a conceptual framework; (2) establishing the context for reform; (3) an exploration of ethics in resource management; (4) a survey of the principles of resource management; and (5) the key insights gained from the Environmental Defence Society’s (EDS) recent international study tour. These areas are discussed individually below.