Coastal, Marine & Blue EconomyIwiProject & Programme ManagementStrategy, Research & Analysis

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…
EnviroStrat
February 12, 2020
Coastal, Marine & Blue EconomyInternat'lProject & Programme Management

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.
EnviroStrat
February 12, 2020
Central Gov'tCoastal, Marine & Blue EconomyProject & Programme ManagementStrategy, Research & 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
Central Gov'tLand & Water ManagementProject & Programme Management

Environmental Protection Authority Creation – Programme Management

One of the initial priorities of the 2008 National Government following its election was the establishment of a new entity to provide for a more rapid and effective delivery of national significant resource consent proposals than had been occuring under the Resource Management Act. EnviroStrat was retained to project manage the Ministry for the Environment team establishing an Environmental Protection Authority within MfE Successful launch of the EPA occurred with all main requirements in place for day one of operation. Specifically, EnviroStrat Created and implemented the plan of attack to ensure delivery to time, cost and quality requirements Managed the…
EnviroStrat
February 12, 2020