Creating a framework to measure the true, integrated effects of land-use systems in Aotearoa
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
AgResearch | Greater Wellington Regional Council | Lincoln University | Matatihi | Otago Regional Council | Treasury | Waikato Regional Council
Land-use changes involve complex natural systems as well as complex considerations by farmers, communities, and policymakers.
Bringing together the social, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts of potential changes to land use would help policymakers and land stewards identify the changes with the best outcomes for the wellbeing of te Taiao.
Currently, integrated effects or impact assessments are conducted as one-off exercises tied to legal or regulatory processes, such as Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) applications. These assessments do not clarify the different impacts, and information is not integrated in a consistent way. With the repeal of the RMA, there is an opportunity to create a more comprehensive and consistent framework to describe the effects of land-use change in new legislation.
This working group aims to develop an integrated impact assessment framework that can assess the impacts of land-use change on society, culture, the economy, and environment. This will be co-created with potential users of the framework, including Māori land managers.