New Zealand

New Zealand Gov’s Chief Economic & Financial Advisor Supports An Integrated Capitals Approach to Decision Making

5th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on New Zealand Herald.  “Life is about more than money”. Fair call; that’s not normally a controversial statement. But should Treasury – every government’s lead adviser on economic, financial and regulatory policy – be thinking about more than just money? That’s more controversial. And it is happening, putting New Zealand at… [more]

New Zealand Treasury To Produce “Well-Being” Budget, Including Natural, Human & Social Capital Assessments

23rd March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on New Zealand Herald.  “…[New Zealand’s] Treasury this week took the first step towards producing a “well-being” Budget next year, working new measures into its 2018 Investment Statement. Under the Public Finance Act, the Treasury has to report every four years on the past, present and forecast future value of its… [more]

New Enviro-Economic Accounts Warmly Received As Key Environmental Policy Shift in New Zealand

28th February 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Stuff Environment. “The first report of a new system of environmental-economic accounts for New Zealand shows the nation isn’t doing enough to protect our natural world, experts say. But the fact the Government is issuing the reports is getting a warm reception. The accounts showed the impact of what humans were doing to… [more]

A Qualitative Ecosystem Service Review of New Zealand Pāua (Abalone)

7th February 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This report was originally published on Moana. “Forward: As kaitiaki (stewards) of significant iwi (Māori) sheries assets, Aotearoa Fisheries has begun a sustainability journey to safeguard the future of our premium wild and farmed seafood. We believe in courageous innovation and in carefully testing best practice in order to understand the deeper implications of future… [more]

New Zealand Treasury 2016 Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was originally published on New Zealand Treasury. Summary: There is a dynamic relationship between New Zealand’s long-term public finances and intergenerational well-being. Intergenerational well-being relies on the growth, distribution and sustainability of the four capitals – financial and physical capital; human capital (e.g. health and skills); social capital (e.g. institutions and trust); and natural capital… [more]

Treasury of New Zealand Gives Official Nod to Natural Capital

24th February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Carbon News.  “TREASURY is, for the first time, including New Zealand’s natural capital in its long-term thinking – including the value of the country’s clean-green brand. The latest Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position, or He Tirohanga Mokopuna, devotes a section to natural resources, and acknowledges that environmental degradation –… [more]