Resource Management Act 1991: Selected Issues

15 points

Not offered 2021, offered in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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This course is designed for students wishing to study selected issues in resource management law and sustainability.The course focuses on the Resource Management Act 1991 and investigates various statutory provisions in this Act as they relate to contemporary issues. Current issues include contentious issues such as water rights, wind farms, emissions and sequestration, and iwi involvement. At least for the next three years, the interface between the RMA and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 will be studied as events unfold in Christchurch. Practitioners skilled in resource management issues will be invited to give guest lectures.