Responses of societies to environmental problems, with emphasis on environmental management policy and practice in New Zealand, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.
This paper provides an understanding of environmental management law, policy and process in New Zealand. It is an ideal introduction to environmental management for those majoring in subjects in the Sciences and Humanities who may wish to work in government departments, consultancies or local authorities.
|Paper title||Environmental Management|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- 54 GEOG points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- The content of the paper assumes that students have passed first-year geography papers and an undergraduate environmental management paper or equivalent. The paper is also popular with science students wishing to prepare for a career in environmental management with local authorities, consultancies or central government.
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- Teaching staff
- Professor Claire Freeman and Associate Professor Michael Hilton
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught through lectures, laboratories, field trips and individual research projects.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.Readings on key topics are provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
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- Paper Structure
- Part A:
- Introduction: environmental management in New Zealand
- Approaches to environmental management
- The evolution of environmental management in NZ
- Resource Management Act 1991 policy and practice
- Policy statements and plans - integrated management
- Regional coastal plans - policies, methods, rules
- The consent-granting process
- Assessment of environmental effects
- State of environment reporting - pressure, state and response
- Local authority monitoring and reporting
- Environmental standards for environmental management
- RMA hazard management
- Coastal hazard policies and rules
- Ocean Beach case study
- Marine reserves and marine protected areas
- Marine conservation in southeast Asia
- Conservation management
- Urban ecology
- State-led conservation management
- Conservation strategies and policy
- Principles and practice of ecosystem restoration
- NGOs and environmental management
- Case study - Fish and Game (and freshwater) management
- The Commons, property rights and environmental management
- Realising Article II? Taiapure and mataitai reserves
- Accords and agreements - principles and practice
- Financial incentives for environmental management
- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of the paper you should have developed a critical understanding of environmental
management practice in New Zealand, including:
- The roles, functions and decision-making processes of the principal environmental agencies in New Zealand, including local and central government
- The provisions of key environmental statutes, particularly the RMA 1991
- Planning methods employed by local authorities in policy statements and plans
- Processes and issues related to the consent-granting process established by the RMA 1991
- Methods of conservation management, species recovery and ecosystem restoration in New Zealand
- State of environment reporting, the process of monitoring stresses on the environment, the impact of these stresses and the effectiveness of management responses