2018 Conference: Green Light or Light Green?

GREEN LIGHT OR LIGHT GREEN? EDS National Conference 2018

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View the videos and PowerPoint presentations from the pre-conference workshop and conference below. Videos are linked from the presenter's name or panel name.

 

 The Road to Reform: RM Pre-conference Workshop

 

INTRODUCTION: THE ROAD TO REFORM

Sponsored by BELL GULLY

Workshop Chair Welcome Natasha Garvan, Senior Associate, Bell Gully (Powerpoint presentation)

The RMA Reform Timeline Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, EDS

STAGE 1: SHORT TERM CHANGE

What should go: rolling back the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 201
Helen Andrews, Senior Associate, Berry Simons and Madeleine Wright, Senior Solicitor,EDS (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel, speaker & audience discussion: positive change or another round of tinkering
Helen Andrews, Senior Associate, Berry Simons
Bernadette Aperahama, Senior Strategic Planner, Whangarei District Council
Quentin Davies, Partner, Gascoigne Wicks
Mary Hill, Secretary, Resource Management Law Association
Madeleine Wright, Senior Solicitor, EDS

STAGE 2: URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

Urban policy developments
Lesley Baddon, Manager, Urban Environment Policy Division, Ministry for the Environment

Panel & audience discussion: Will this work?
Heather Ash, Partner, Simpson Grierson
Douglas Fairgray, Director, Market Economics
Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive Officer, Watercare
Stephen Town, Chief Executive Officer, Auckland Council
Connal Townsend, Chief Executive Officer, Property Council

STAGE 3: LONG TERM REFORM

Resource Reform NZ: brokering a conversation
Stephen Selwood, Infrastructure NZ (Powerpoint presentation)

The EDS Resource Management Law Reform Project: key issues for feedback
Dr Greg Severinsen, Senior Policy Analyst, EDS (Powerpoint presentation)

Facilitated delegate brainstorming session (Powerpoint presentation)

CLOSING REMARKS, DRINKS AND INFORMAL DISCUSSION

Conference Day One: Wednesday 1 August 2018

OPENING

Pōwhiri, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

SESSION 1: ENVIRONMENTAL REFORM AGENDA

Chair: Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, EDS (Powerpoint presentation)

The Government’s environmental reform agenda Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment

SESSION 2: REFORM CONTEXT

Chair: Vicky Robertson, Secretary for the Environment

International Keynote: Opportunities within the doughnut economy: new thinking for the 21st century Kate Raworth, Economist, United Kingdom (live video)

Disruptive technologies: Opportunities and threats for New Zealand Malcolm Fraser, Executive Director, The Future Cities Institute (Powerpoint presentation)

SESSION 3: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LAW REFORM

Chair: Simon Berry, Partner, Berry Simons

International Keynote: Environmental rules that bite: lessons from the EU Kees Bastmeijer, Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (pre-record video) (Powerpoint slides)

First principles: insights from the resource management system review Dr Greg Severinsen, Senior Policy Analyst, EDS (Powerpoint presentation)

The potential role of green taxes Dr Marjan van den Belt, Member, Tax Working Group (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel discussion with speakers: ‘Tinkering, throwing it in the bin, and everything in between’

Professor Jonathan Boston, Victoria University of Wellington
Sally Gepp, Environmental Lawyer, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
Dayle Hunia, Management Consultant, Kotuku Systems
Murray Sherwin, Chair, New Zealand Productivity Commission

SESSION 4: FISHERIES REFORM

Chair: Katherine Short, Partner, Terra Moana

The government’s fisheries reform agenda  Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Fisheries

International keynote: Fisheries management for the future: implementing an ecosystems approach Professor Phillip Levin, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Co-Chair Lenfest Fishery Ecosystem Task Force (Powerpoint presentation)

Kaitiakitanga and kaimoana: convergence with ecosystems-based management? Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago

Voices from the sea: what’s broken and how do we fix it? Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, EDS (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel Discussion
Sir Rob Fenwick, Chair, Technical Advisory Group, Fisheries Change Programme; Chair, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
Nici Gibbs, Director, Fathom Consulting
Nathan Reid, Quota and Resource Manager, Moana New Zealand
Te Atarangi Sayers, Nga Hapu o Motiti
Dr Ian Tuck, Principal Scientist-Fisheries, NIWA

SESSION 5: URBAN REFORM

Chair: Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, EDS

International keynote: Effective and flexible land use policies: lessons from the OECD Abel Schumann, Economist, OECD, Paris (pre-record video)

The government’s urban reform agenda Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Transport

Panel Discussion
Lianne Dalziel, Mayor, Christchurch City
Chris Darby, Chair, Auckland Planning Committee, Auckland Council
Kirk Hope, Chief Executive, Business New Zealand
Patrick Reynolds, Deputy Director, Greater Auckland

SESSION 6: POLITICAL UPDATE

Chair: Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, EDS

National’s environmental reform policies Scott Simpson, National Party Spokesperson for the Environment and Planning

CONFERENCE DINNER

Sponsored by BERRY SIMONS

After dinner speaker: A landscape with too few lovers: the poetic voice in environmental politics Kennedy Warne, Writer, Broadcaster and Occasional Poet (written speech

Conference Day Two: Thursday 2 August 2018

SESSION 7: BREAKFAST SESSION

Sponsored by The PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Chair: Bronwen Golder, New Zealand Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Can Virtual Reality experiences inspire real world environmental action?
Elise Ogle, Alumni, Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab Alumni, James Frankham, New Zealand Geographic and Sheridan Waitai, Ngāti Kuri Trust Board

SESSION 8: WHAT FUTURE ARE WE BUILDING?

Chair: David Speirs, Operations Director, Department of Conservation

Future New Zealand: what it might look like and implications for reform Rod Oram, Business Journalist (Powerpoint presentation)

SESSION 9: FOUNDATIONAL REFORM

Chair: Professor Dame Anne Salmond

The voice of the river Dr Daniel Hikuroa, Earth Systems Scientist, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, The University of Auckland (Powerpoint presentation)

Can Maori lore drive the environmental reform agenda Dr Robert Joseph, Te Priinga – Faculty of law, University of Waikato, Earth Systems Scientist, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, The University of Auckland

Reframing rights and responsibilities to prioritise nature Catherine Iorns, Reader, School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington (Powerpoint presentation)

Discussion with speaker panel

SESSION 10: FRESHWATER REFORM

Sponsored by WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL

Chair: Hugh Logan, Principal, HFM Logan Consulting

Joining the dots: learnings from regional approaches to nutrient management and where to focus our future effort Rt Hon Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (Powerpoint presentation)

How to meet the challenge of water restoration Vaughan Payne, Chief Executive, Waikato Regional Council (Powerpoint presentation)

What do limits mean on the ground? Alison Dewes, Head of Environment, Landcorp Farming (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel Discussion: Have we reached peak cow? and other freshwater reform matters
Kevin Counsell, Senior Consultant, NERA
Suzie Greenhalgh, Portfolio Leader (Supporting Business & Policy), Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research
Katie Milne, President, Federated Farmers
Martin Workman, Director Water, Ministry for the Environment
Madeleine Wright, Senior Solicitor, EDS

SESSION 11: CONSERVATION REFORM

Sponsored by NEW ZEALAND’S BIOLOGICAL HERITAGE NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE

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

The government’s conservation reform agenda Hon Eugenie Sage, Minister of Conservation (Powerpoint presentation)

Addressing ‘Vanishing Nature’: Does the government’s reform package stack up? Dr Marie Brown, Practice Leader Policy, The Catalyst Group (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel discussion: Dreamin’ 2050: billions of trees and zero predators?
Professor Bruce Clarkson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Waikato
Kevin Hague, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
Oliver Hendrickson Director Spatial, Forestry & Land Management, Forestry New Zealand
Jessi Morgan, Predator Free New Zealand Trust
Rob Phillips, Chief Executive, Southland Regional Council

SESSION 12: DELEGATES DIALOGUE AND WRAP UP

Rod Oram, Business Journalist

 

 

 

 

Last updated at 8:45AM on August 10, 2018