BlueImpact Project DevelopmentPrivate Sector

Feasibility of seafood sector Impact Investment in the Hauraki Gulf

Envirostrat led a study, funded by Foundation North, into the feasibility of impact investment to provide the pathway to a high value, low impact seafood sector in the Hauraki Gulf. This included several elements of the fishery sector; shelving fishing quota, converting the current trawling fleet to more sustainable methods, development of high value salt water fishing tourism, development of fin fish aquaculture, and the creation of a sustainable fishery brand for the Hauraki Gulf.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BluePrivate SectorResearch & Analysis

Deepwater group seabird analysis

Envirostrat produced a paper on behalf of Deepwater Group Ltd to provide an independent collation and summary of existing risk assessments and associated data and information arising from the interaction of seabirds and marine mammals with the New Zealand deep-water fleet. It identifies and prioritises risks and explores extant and untested mitigation measures for the deep-water fleet, which will allow the Deepwater Group to prioritise future operational improvements in a targeted manner, recognising both the level and consequence of risk.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueCentral GovernmentResearch & Analysis

Economic Impact Joint Venture Studies

As part of the National Government freshwater reforms, Envirostrat ran a team of economists, scientists and social scientists with an overall budget of several million dollars developing a series of integrated economic models to assess the implications of different policy scenarios across a range of uses of fresh water. Envirostrat’s role was highly complex and involved managing >35 contracts in excess of $2.5M. The programme was run in a series of joint ventures between local councils, sector groups and central government agencies (MPI, MFE, DOC), and linking science, policy, and economics with government decision making. The ability to synthesise multiple…
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueInternationalResearch & Analysis

UN Rio +20 Blue Economy Review

Envirostrat was appointed by the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission of UNESCO as lead author of a cross-UN paper Blueprint for Ocean Sustainability – the core UN Oceans policy paper leading to the 2012 Rio+20 Global Environmental Summit. This paper provided the UN Oceans agencies with a succinct summary of the current issues and problems in the world’s oceans, and identified ten proposals for future action that were intended to galvanise both UN agencies and member states at the recent Rio+20 Conference.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
GreenRegional GovernmentResearch & Analysis

Waikato and Waipa River Restoration Strategy

Envirostrat led the development and drafting of a long-term action plan that prioritises and guide $300M of future investment in restoration activities for the Waikato River Authority, river tribes, councils and industry. This restoration strategy ultimately provides for the attainment of the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River, which is the guiding document that underpins freshwater management in NZ’s largest watershed.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueRegional GovernmentResearch & Analysis

Tai Timu Tai Pari Sea Change – New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan

Envirostrat Director Dr Nigel Bradly was the lead Author of New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan, in the Hauraki Gulf. Sea Change was a collaboratively developed initiative with representation from environmental groups, the community, commercial sectors and Māori. Sea Change had a focus on spatial and strategic prioritisation for commercial fishing, new marine protected areas, water quality improvements, ‘blue infrastructure’ and growth of aquaculture. Key to its success was the integration across different levels of government (national and regional), across the land / sea interface, and across different economic sectors. The implementation pathways include regulatory reform, impact investment in key…
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
GreenImpact Project DevelopmentIwi

Restoration of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere

Envirostrat was engaged by Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu to prepare a restoration strategy for Te Waihora and surrounding catchment, as current approaches that rely on government grants are not having the required impact on the highly impacted estuarine lake and catchment. Envirostrat identified innovative approaches to monetising and scaling restoration through payment for ecosystem services including carbon forestry, trialling blue carbon within the lake, use of freshwater / brackish macroalgae for nutrient removal, wetland creation for both water quality and biodiversity impact, as well as environmental impact investment.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
Monitoring & EvaluationPrivate Sector

Current state analysis and market review: ESR food and water activities

Envirostrat was commissioned by ESR to review its food and water activities and how they contribute to ESR’s core purpose and key outcomes; in particular, providing scientific capacity for New Zealand on a financially and scientifically sustainable basis. Envirostrat identified four key issues for the organisation: strategic direction; customer centricity; internal engagement; and delivering results. Envirostrat developed a number of recommendations for ESR to fix the identified issues and improve overall performance.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
Central GovernmentGreenMonitoring & Evaluation

Evaluation of the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Fund

Envirostrat was commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes achieved from each of seven projects funded through the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-up Fund. Envirostrat reviewed the projects in detail and produced a number of recommendations so that future funding is more effectively used to achieve the objectives of each project and the overall programme.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020