6 results for Lincoln University, Cullen, R., Conference item

  • Climate change policies in New Zealand

    Cullen, R.

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    Lincoln University

    This presentation covers New Zealand's climate change policies, and looks at the proposed amendments beyond 2012. The New Zealand economy, land use, and energy use are outlined in the context of greenhouse gas emmissions, and the Emissions Trading Scheme. The key points discussed are: phased entry into the shceme, carbon sequestration, low effective carbon price, having no biological gases, and the amendments proposed.

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  • Costs, effectiveness, evaluation of biodiversity projects

    Cullen, R.

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    Lincoln University

    Conservation requires hard choices.‘We cannot preserve everything ... The laws of economics apply todiversity’ Weitzman 1992.Failure to use economic analyses will result in less conservationgains than are potentially achievable.Projects aim to deliver:• reduction in threats to species, habitats, ecosystems• increases in population number,• increases in species’ probability of survival.Markets for these outputs are rare – Cost benefit analysis tricky.Decision makers need information:• Costs of projects• Effectiveness of projects• Cost effectiveness

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  • Economic assessment: proposed Ashburton catchment flow regime change

    Cullen, R.; Kerr, G. N.

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    Lincoln University

    Key topics include an economic assessment and consideration of ecosystem services. Provisioning services, regulating services and cultural services are given along with benefit and cost changes.

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  • Success and cost effectiveness of multi-species projects

    Cullen, R.; Hughey, K. F. D.; Moran, E.

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    Lincoln University

    Species loss is widely recognised as one of the most seriousenvironmental problems nations face. Of 142 nations compared against a wide variety of indicatorsNew Zealand is considered to be performing worst in terms ofbiodiversity (World Economic Forum 2002). New Zealand is reported to have 1300 threatened andendangered species of which about 34 species have 'recovery plans', someoperating since at least 1987. Biodiversity strategy projects estimate approx NZ $1 billion in additional expenditure on biodiversity programsover the next 20 years. There are some obvious challenges and a need to develop methodologies to aid investment decision-making and evaluate the programs and projects.

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  • New Zealand fresh water management and agricultural impacts

    Cullen, R.; Kerr, G. N.; Hughey, K. F. D.

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    Lincoln University

    Outline• The legislation, policy and institutionalcontexts under which water is managed;• Evidence to show that institutions arefailing in the tasks defined by thislegislation:- biophysical sciences and policy- national perceptions survey;• Some reasons for these failures• Some ways to address the situation

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  • Promoting water efficiency measures through pricing

    Cullen, R.; Meyer, H. G.; Dakers, A.

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    Lincoln University

    This presentation covers water and wastewater services and their pricing, reports research on Akaroa and the tourist use of these services, outlines new charges for water and waste water, and comments on Dunedin’s water and wastewater systems and networks.

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