ECO Conference 2012
Leadership, Inclusion and Good Governance
Amongst the questions considered at this year's ECO Conference were:
How responsible is New Zealand on the environment? Is it showing leadership, good governance and inclusiveness? How are the environment and the community being considered and treated in recent law and policy?
What are the new developments in international environmental law? What is the emerging thinking on ecocide and the Aarhus Convention. What positions does New Zealand take these days and how does it measure up to international standards?
What's happened at the Rio+20 international meeting and the what will happen at the IUCN Congress late this year and how is ECO involved?
What was the recommendations on the Waitangi Tribunal on Wai262? What are the changes to the Resource Management Act and the management of the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf? Can the measures and systems cope with further oil exploration?
What about the protection of Antarctica and the Ross Sea?
Two workshops that were held on the Sunday:
- GIS Community driven mapping and data use - this will involve practical application
Thanks to Victoria University School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences and the Wellington City Council.
- Joining the Antarctic legacy: practival steps towards the World's largest network of marine reserves. Thanks to the Antarctic Oceans Alliance.
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July - Wellington
Programme Outline (download brochure here)
Day 1 Friday 6 July - Salvation Army Citadel, 8 Jessie Street, Wellington
9.00am Mihi Whakatau - Morrie Love, Te Atiawa
10.00am Welcome and Introduction - Cath Wallace ECO, Co-Chairperson
10.15am Session 1: International Developments in Environmental Responsibility
Environmental Responsibility and Law - Cathy Iorns, Law School, Victoria University
The Aarhus Convention - Duncan Currie, Globelaw
Charter of Universal Responsibility - Betsan Martin, RESPONSE, ECO
Rio+20, IUCN, Planetary Boundaries - Diana Shand, IUCN NZ,
1.30pm Session 2: Due Process in Policy and Law
Democratic Process and Constitutional Law - Prof. Margaret Wilson, University of Waikato
Use by Governments of Urgency in Parliament - Claudia Geiringer, Victoria University
Local and Regional Governance, Maintaining Community Voice - Jenny Rowan, Mayor of Kapiti
Civil Society in Policy and Process - Cath Wallace, ECO
5.00pm Groups Expo and Presentations
6.15pm Dinner for registered conference attendees
7.15pm Antarctic Ocean Alliance - the world’s largest network of marine reserves, protecting the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea - public presentation and clip of the Last Ocean film by Fisheye Films, with dessert, drinks and supper
With thanks to our sponsors Antarctic Ocean Alliance for this evening session and to Peter Young, Last Ocean, Fisheye Films for providing the film
Day 2 Saturday 7 July - Salvation Army Citadel, 8 Jessie Street, Wellington
9.00am Session 4: Responsibility, Democracy and the Treaty
Environmental Responsibility and WAI 262 - Morrie Love, Te Atiawa
Bridges between Environmental Responsibility, Democracy and the Treaty - Catherine Delahunty, Green MP
Environmental Responsibility and Governance - Betsan Martin, RESPONSE
10.30am Morning Tea/coffee
11.00am Session 5: Responsible and Inclusive Resource Management
RMA Reforms: Will they Improve Environmental Outcomes? - John Hassan, Chapman Tripp
Responsible and Inclusive Environmental Management and Due Process - Maree Baker-Galloway, Anderson Lloyd
Land and Water Forum - Barry Weeber, ECO
1.20pm ECO Member Groups Presentations
2.10pm ECO AGM
EEZ and Continental Shelf Act - Cath Wallace / Barry Weeber, ECO
Minerals, Mining and the Crown Minerals Act Review and Programmes - Cath Wallace, ECO
Discussion: Taking Forward Responsibility
7.30pm ECO 40th Anniversary celebration
Day 3 Sunday 8 July - Turnbull House, 11 Bowen Street, Wellington
8.00am Tree Planting ceremony at the Environmental Memorial Garden (part of Botanic Gardens) - Bolton Street.
10.00am Morning Tea and welcome for all workshop attendees - Turnbull House
10.30am Workshops: repeated in the afternoon
GIS: community driven mapping and data use
Elise Smith, ECO
Joining the Antarctic Legacy: practical steps towards the world’s largest network of marine reserves
Geoff Keey, Antarctic Ocean Alliance
With thanks to the Wellington City Council for their support for the GIS community driven mapping workshop
Facilities for the GIS community driven mapping workshop provided by Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.
With thanks to our sponsors:
For more information contact ECO:
PO Box 11-057, Wellington | 04 385 7545 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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