Commissioned report

Wellbeing and natural capital: Understanding the sustainability and risks: NZIER report to the Treasury

The Treasury commissioned NZIER to investigate the existing empirical evidence on the sustainability of the contribution of New Zealand’s natural environment to the wellbeing of  its people. The objective of this ‘synthesis’ report is to review and summarise measures of natural capital and ecosystem services for New Zealand and what they say about our natural environment in relation to the sustainability of and any risk to the state of wellbeing in the country. This report is a background paper to Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022.