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
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
BlueMonitoring & EvaluationRegional Government

Hauraki Gulf Forum Review

Envirostrat was asked by the Hauraki Gulf Forum to review whether the Forum was effectively promoting the objectives of part one of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Act 2000 and identify changes that could be made to help the Forum achieve these objectives. Envirostrat identified the successes and failures from the Hauraki Gulf Forum and concluded that the Forum was failing to adequately promote the objectives of the Act. Envirostrat then developed a total of 22 recommendations for the Forum to follow to better achieve the objectives of the Act and ensure the overall health of the Hauraki Gulf is sustained.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020