2017 Conference: Tipping Points

TIPPING POINTS: EDS National Conference 2017

View the videos and PowerPoint presentations from the pre-conference workshop and conference below.

Pre-conference Workshop: Resource Management Reform

Session 1: Practical Implications of the Resource Legislation Amendement Act

Chair: Gary Taylor, Chairman, Environmental Defence Society

Overview of the key changes under the RLAA, Douglas Allan, Partner, Ellis Gould

  • Scope of the changes
  • Subdivision
  • New planning track
  • Notification and standing
  • Iwi participation agreements
  • Ministerial powers

Commentators

Key implications for councils, John Duguid, General Manager Plans & Places, Auckland Council
Key implications for iwi, Tama Hovell, Partner, Atkins, Holm, Majurey
Key implications for NGOs, Sally Gepp, Environmental Lawyer, Forest & Bird
Key implications for developers, Brigid Kelly, Legal Counsel, Todd Property

Questions and discussion with speaker and commentator panel 

Session 2: Official Information

Official information - a new approach?, Leo Donnelly, Ombudsman

Session 3: Future Resource Management Reform 

Integrating tikanga into resource management law reform, Professor Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago and Adam Tapsell, Solicitor, Kensington Swan (by zoom) (Powerpoint presentation)

Key considerations for future resource management reform, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Achieving better urban planning, Murray Sherwin, Chair, New Zealand Productivity Commission (Powerpoint presentation)

Speaker and panellist discussion: Key focus areas for resource management reform

Malcolm Alexander, Chief Executive, Local Government New Zealand
Maree Baker-Galloway, President, Resource Management Law Association 
Kim Campbell, Chief Executive, Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern
Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society 

 Conference Day One: Wednesday 9 August 2017

OPENING

Pōwhiri, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Welcome: Penny Hulse, Chair, Environment and Community Committee, Auckland City

Introduction to conference: Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society 

SESSION 1: CRITICAL TIPPING POINTS

Sponsored by Ports of Auckland

Chair: Penny Nelson, Deputy Secretary, Sector Strategy, Ministry for the Environment

Keynote: Critical tipping points facing New Zealand, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor pre-record video

Societal and governance tipping points in New Zealand, Professor Jonathan Boston, Victoria University of Wellington (Jonathan Boston Full Paper) (Powerpoint Presentation)

International keynote: Land use implications of a ‘net zero’ New Zealand, Alex Kazaglis, Engagement Manager, Vivid Economics, UK (Powerpoint Presentation)

Questions

POLITICAL UPDATE LABOUR PARTY

Jacinda Ardern, Leader of the Opposition 

SESSION 2: TERRESTRIAL HABITAT LOSS

Chair: Dr Andrea Byrom, Director, New Zealand's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge

Predicting and managing social-ecological tipping points, Roger Pech, Principal Scientist, Wildlife Ecology and Management Team, Landcare Research (Powerpoint presentation)

Tipping points for New Zealand’s birds, Dr Susan Walker, Researcher, Landcare Research (Powerpoint presentation)

Innovative responses to biodiversity threats, Devon McLean, Environmental Entrepreneur (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel discussion on responses to threats to the High Country

Moderator: Gary Taylor, Chairman, Environmental Defence Society
Bill Bayfield, CEO, Environment Canterbury
Dr 
Ann Brower, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University
Julia Porter, Principal Adviser Strategy, Strategy and Stewardship, Land Information NZ
Julia MacKenzie, Braemar Station
Lou Sanson, Director-General of Conservation 

SESSION 3: THE FUTURE OF FARMING

Chair: Rod Oram, Business Journalist (Powerpoint presentation)

Disruptive food technology, Dr Rosie Bosworth, Senior Strategic Planner, Rethink X (no video or powerpoint available for this presentation)

New farming models, Steven Carden, Chief Executive, Landcorp Farming (Powerpoint presentation)

Farming within environmental limits, Carolyn Mortland, Director, Social Responsibility, Fonterra

Speaker and Panellist discussion: The way forward for farming in New Zealand

Dr Tanira Kingi, Research Leader Primary Systems, Scion
John Hayward, Dairy Farmer, Judge Valley Dairies
Guy Salmon, Executive Director, Ecologic 

POLITICAL UPDATE NATIONAL PARTY

Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment

SESSION 4: ELECTION POLITICAL DEBATE

Sponsored by NZ Biological Heritage National Science Challenges

Moderator: Guyon Espiner, National Presenter, Radio New Zealand

Keynote: An environmental roadmap for the way forward, Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, Environmental Defence Society (Powerpoint presentation)

Leaders Panel
Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, National Party
Hon David Parker, Environment and Water spokesperson, Labour Party
Denis O’Rourke, Spokesperson for the Environment, New Zealand First
Eugenie Sage, Environment Spokesperson, Green Party
Carrie Stoddart-Smith, Pakuranga Candidate, Māori Party
Geoff Simmons, Chief of Staff, The Opportunities Party 

 Conference Dinner

Moderator: Bronwen Golder, Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Award to winner of EDS University Environmental Essay Competition

After dinner speaker: The Great Humpback Whale Expedition, Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine, Director of the Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science, The University of Auckland 

Conference Day Two: Thursday 10 August 2017

SESSION 5: BREAKFAST SESSION 

Chair: Mike Brown, General Manager Coastguard Boating Education

Hosting the America’s Cup: Does this provide opportunities to mobilise greater support behind coastal and marine conservation?, Professor Mark Orams, Auckland University of Technology

POLITICAL UPDATE GREEN PARTY

Eugenie Sage, Environment Spokesperson, Green Party of Aotearoa

SESSION 6: FRESHWATER HABITAT LOSS

Chair: Vaughan Payne, Chief Executive, Waikato Regional Council

A view from the river, Millan Ruka, Environment River Patrol (Powerpoint presentation)

Critical thinking about tipping points in freshwater science and management, Dr Scott Larned, Manager – Freshwater Research, NIWA and Dr Marc Schallenberg, Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Otago (Powerpoint presentation)

Responses:

The case for a national riparian restoration programme, Professor Bill Lee, Landcare Research and University of Auckland (Powerpoint presentation)

Iwi aspirations for freshwater reform, Maria Nepia, Iwi Advisory Group, Freshwater Working Group (Powerpoint presentation)

Accelerating freshwater limit setting, Ken Taylor, Director, Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Powerpoint presentation)

Discussion with speaker panel 

SESSION 7: THE FUTURE OF FISHING

Chair: Gillian Wratt, Independent Director

A vision for the future of fishing

Volker Kuntsch, Chief Executive Officer, Sanford (Powerpoint presentation)
Dion Tuuta, Chief Executive Officer, Te Ohu Kaimoana
Peter Hardstaff, Campaign Manager, WWF New Zealand (Powerpoint presentation)

Commentators

Stuart Anderson, Director Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System, Ministry for Primary Industries
Kim Drummond, Our Fishing Future
Katherine Short, Partner, Terra Moana (Katherine's transcript)
Dr Brent Wheeler, Principal, Brent Wheeler Group

Panel discussion with commentators 

SESSION 8: MARINE HABITAT LOSS

Chair: Dr Carolyn Lundquist, Principal Scientist Marine Ecology, NIWA 

Marine tipping points, Professor Simon Thrush, University of Auckland (Powerpoint presentation)

Responses:

Creating a new future for the Marlborough Sounds, Eric Jorgensen, Trustee, Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust (Powerpoint presentation)

Better addressing fishing impacts on the marine environment, Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society (Powerpoint presentation)

Joining up the dots: Integrated harbour management, Willie Wright, Programme Manager, Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group (Powerpoint presentation)

Discussion with speaker panel

SESSION 9: PITCH A POLICY

Chair: Madeleine Wright, Solicitor, Environmental Defence Society

Delegates have the opportunity to pitch an environmental policy which the next government should implement (3m max), and each panellist will respond by giving brief feedback.

View the video.

Panellists

Adelia Hallett, Climate Advocate, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
Richelle Kahui-McConnell, Environment and Social Capital Broker
Dr Russel Norman, Chief Executive, Greenpeace NZ 

PULLING THE THREADS TOGETHER

Tim Higham, Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum 

Last updated at 5:07PM on September 4, 2017