Stewardship

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Strategy

National waste policy: action plan 2019

This plan complements and supports the implementation of better waste management plans by state and territory governments, local government, business and industry.
Report

Responsible investment benchmark report Aotearoa New Zealand 2021

The market for responsible investments in New Zealand has continued to soar in popularity, increasing 28% in 2020 to $142 billion, according to this report, and responsible investment assets grew at more than twice the rate of overall professionally managed investments.
Working paper

The breaking wave

This working paper outlines the way in which the Environmental Defence Society are thinking about the New Zealand ocean management system. It identifies key biophysical problems and issues with the existing system, how it operates and considers various options for reforming the system in the...
Report

Responsible investment benchmark report 2020 New Zealand

This annual report details the size, growth, depth and performance of the New Zealand responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader New Zealand financial market.
Report

Responsible investment benchmark report Australia 2021

This report details industry data on the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2020, and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.
Report

Net zero by 2050: a roadmap for the global energy sector

The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. This report assesses the policy requirements, the deployment and innovation needs, the necessary investments, the economic benefits and the wider implications for the world.
Video

Regulatory capability: what does it mean and how do we acquire it?

In a field which has traditionally relied heavily upon ‘on the job’ training and deep domain knowledge, what would a system-wide regulatory capability approach look like?  How can we best equip regulators to operate effectively in the new normal and to see themselves as part...
Video

Learning to be better regulators: the G-Reg journey

Tony McKenna from Skills NZ explains New Zealand’s journey to ‘regulatory stewardship’, including designing and are delivering an accredited learning and development framework fit for purpose and equipped for 21st century challenges.
Journal article

Regulatory stewardship: the challenge of joining a virtue and a mechanism

This article explores the challenges New Zealand’s regulatory agencies face in operationalising regulatory stewardship, and provides some conceptual clarity that may aid these agencies in collaborating to develop and adopt the whole-of-system, life cycle view of regulation that is envisaged.
Report

Just transition: implications for the corporate sector and financial institutions in Australia

Australian corporates and financial institutions have an important role to play in facilitating a fair, timely and efficient transition to a net zero emissions economy – as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the...
Policy

Regulatory charter: building regulatory system

Supporting the living regulatory system approach, this charter reinforces shared ownership for the system among those with regulatory functions and is designed to support cooperation between system participants and ensure any changes contribute to the desired outcomes of the system as a whole.
Website

Regulatory stewardship

Regulatory stewardship is a responsibility of government regulatory agencies. It involves them adopting a whole-of-system, lifecycle view of regulation, and taking a proactive, collaborative approach, to the monitoring and care of the regulatory system(s) within which they have policy or operational responsibilities.
Report

Rehabilitating mines

This audit examines if the State of Victoria is effectively managing its exposure to liabilities from the rehabilitation of mines on private and public land.
Report

Independent Review of the EPBC Act: interim report

This interim report suggests that the EPBC Act does not position the Commonwealth to protect the environment and Australia’s iconic places in the national interest. The operation of the Act is dated and inefficient, and it is not fit to manage current or future environmental...
Submission

Response to the Independent Review of the EPBC Act discussion paper November 2019

This submission, prepared by Dr David Shearman and Professor Melissa Haswell, urges the EPBC Committee to recognise the full gravity of its task and to have the courage to take responsibility for completely transforming our environmental laws and regulations to enable them to protect the...
Policy report

A watershed approach to governing New Hampshire's lakes and rivers

This report assists in the transition to a watershed approach by presenting a detailed content analysis of existing statutes governing New Hampshire’s natural and man-made bodies of water.
Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Report

Referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s administration of referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Position paper

Working with the environment to protect people: UNEP’s COVID-19 response

COVID-19 shows that the health of people and the planet are one and the same. The planet has delivered its strongest warning to date that humanity must change. The UNEP believes it has a duty to help nations build back better after the pandemic to...
Discussion paper

Regulatory philosophy, theory and practice: ka mua, ka muri

This research paper reflects on the long and often remarkable history of regulatory reform to lay out the main regulatory challenges of today, and explores how they can be best addressed in the future.