Dr Marie Brown

AuthorDr Marie Brown

Marie is the Senior Policy Analyst for EDS and the lead author of Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis. She has degrees in science and environmental law and a PhD from the University of Waikato that focussed on the use of ecological compensation under the RMA.

Beware the orange one

This year during Global Entrepreneurship Week, in the spirit of celebrating all that New Zealand has to offer, Pure Advantage have teamed up with Kiwi Connect and the Edmund Hillary Fellowship to promote some of the incredible work that is being done in the green growth and clean-tech space in New Zealand, and showcase the opportunities that exist here. With small test populations, a spirit of...

Measurement For Management

National environmental reporting has been in the news over recent months with the release of Environment Aotearoa, our second ever national State of the Environment report, and its subsequent review by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE). Environmental reporting matters and has many implications for how we all live day to day. We explore here why it is so important and how...

Vanishing nature is taking our prosperity with it

Milford Sound by Ben Yi

In early 2015, the Environmental Defence Society published an account of biodiversity loss in New Zealand and the struggle to curtail it. It showed that present efforts are not nearly enough. The authors argue that the ongoing decline is a result of underlying social and economic forces that present conservation efforts don’t address. Far from simply a catalogue of degradation, Vanishing Nature...

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