Public Sector

Waikato Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Envirostrat has developed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for the Waikato Region. This applies the global community protocol methodology. Revisiting the inventory in 2020 is going to provide a breakdown of emissions for each district within the Region, which will inform both regional and local responses to climate change.
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February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Guidelines for Blue Economy Development: India – World Bank The transition to a Blue Economy in India: from assessment to investment

Envirostrat developed guidelines as part of the Enhancing Coastal and Ocean Resource Efficiency Programme programme of the World Bank. These guidelines provide a practical step-by-step approach on how to undertake an assessment of Blue Economy opportunities with a view to informing investment actions. While this document is specific to the Indian context, the assessment can be applied and is replicable for different scales across other countries.
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February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Fisheries Performance Indicators – World Bank

The World Bank contracted Envirostrat to develop a business plan for a fully scaled global deployment of the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPI). The business plan describing how a growing number of fisheries scientists can collaborate to form an effective global network of fishery evaluators supporting effective fisheries reform, comparisons, and lesson-learning. It included strategies for growth, identified funding needs, and an optimal operating model to allow global growth while maintaining the core qualities of the FPI approach.
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February 12, 2020
Iwi

Chatham Rock Phosphate (Managing the response to a proposal for Deep Sea Phosphate Mining)

Envirostrat successfully led the response of New Zealand’s largest tribe to a proposal for deep sea phosphate mining on the Chatham Rise, NZ. Developed and executed a strategy to refute the evidence presented by the applicant through a 3 month hearing process, including engaging and managing experts in economics, ecology, ecotoxicology, planning, and international best practice. There were a number of unresolved issues, including the impact on existing fisheries and cultural interests, the need for adaptive management in the context of very large infrastructure development, restoration techniques using the precautionary principle, and the reliance of modelling as a proxy for…
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February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Programme Mobilisation – Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund (World Bank Group)

Envirostrat was engaged to design the multi-year, multi-country Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund work program to ensure it is implemented efficiently and effectively around the main components of the programme: Fisheries investment criteria and responsible investor dialogues; investment advisory facility; knowledge management and learning, monitoring and strategic communications. This required identifying and establishing project management controls consistent with World Bank operational policies and procedures.
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February 12, 2020
IwiPublic Sector

West Coast Regional Council ‘One Window’ feasibility and options analysis

Envirostrat prepared a review for the West Coast Regional Council, in consultation with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and Ngati Waewae as part of a programme of work known as ‘One Window’. The review identifies concrete actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of minerals permitting / consenting for all participants in the process, including regulators, industry, iwi, and interested stakeholders. Following an extensive look into the efficiency of the existing permit requirements, Envirostrat produced a number of recommendations relating to coordination, standardisation and delegation to improve the minerals permitting process for all involved.
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February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Outdoor and Environmental Centre – Great Barrier

Led a feasibility study for an environmental and outdoor education centre designed for providing youth a long-stay, off grid (4-6 weeks) experience on Great Barrier Island. The long term operating model identified a financially feasible approach that aligned with all stakeholders and presented an attractive option for schools and other groups.
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February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Bycatch- Free Fish Trap- Feasibility assessment

Envirostrat led the development and testing of the prototype of a bycatch-free fish trap. The trap is designed to improve the selectivity of commercial fishing by eliminating bycatch of non-target species and juvenile fish, and removes risk to seabirds, and impacts on marine mammals. Envirostrat thoroughly investigated the feasibility of the device and carried out a trial of the prototype in the Leigh Harbour lasting 5 months to test its effectiveness in meeting the success criteria for the project. A number of challenges with the design aspects of the prototype were identified and solutions to fix these were provided to…
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February 12, 2020
Iwi

Mussel Spat Farm Investment Case – 90 Mile Beach

Envirostrat prepared the Investment Case for an open ocean 1,200 ha Mussel Spat Farm off 90 Mile Beach for three far north tribes and the aquaculture sector to address a critical risk to future growth of the mussel sector. Envirostrat worked with the three tribes, industry, stakeholders, Aquaculture NZ and MPI, as well as potential investors throughout the process. The investment case involved strategic assessment, consideration of social, environmental, cultural and economic factors, detailed financial modelling, legal analysis and engineering design.
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February 12, 2020