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Working paper

Adaptive Governance and Evolving Solutions to Natural Resource Conflicts (WP 07/03)

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Thursday, 1 March 2007
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Q28 - Renewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy
Q58 - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
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New Zealand is facing increasing challenges in managing natural resources (land, freshwater, marine space and air quality) under pressures from domestic (population growth, agricultural intensification, cultural expectations) and international (climate change) sources.


I would like to thank David Galt in particular, Sue Powell, Rienk Asscher and Michele Lloyd for comments made on drafts of or presentations on this paper.


This document was commissioned by the New Zealand Treasury.  However, the views, opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in it are strictly those of the author(s), and do not necessarily represent and should not be reported as those of the New Zealand Treasury.  The New Zealand Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in this paper.

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Thursday, 18 October 2007