Environmental and natural resource management
We provide clients with expert analysis of environmental and natural resource use issues, solutions to market or regulatory failures, and methods to infer non-market values. Our work, in topic areas such as air quality, biosecurity, climate change, waste management and water use, informs national policy development and RMA processes for both private applicants and public regulatory bodies.
Principal Economistchris.nixon[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
Senior Economistpeter.clough[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
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09 March 2021
By Peter Clough
With borders closed for the foreseeable future New Zealand tourism is facing a loss of substantial revenue from the lack of foreign visitors, who would usually maintain demand for tourism businesses after the end of the peak summer holidays for domestic tourists. But after the COVID-19 set-back, what will recovery look like in a world attempting to curb its emissions of greenhouse gases and global warming?
16 September 2019
The proposed new water quality standards will set the stage for a new round of dairy innovation. Our latest report finds that it's not a choice between absolutes: dairy farming OR clean water. It's a matter of getting the balance right between the two.