Joseph Lewis
December 2023

Adversarial to integrated: How to make environmental consenting a team sport

Over the past 30 years, environmental science has been confronted with the grave importance of social systems and the influence they can have on the environment. In particular, processes such as Environmental Impact Assessment, marine licensing, and Nationally-Significant Infrastructure Projects can play a substantial role in shaping the human and natural worlds, so environmental consenting remains crucial.

Over the next 30 years, urgent crises require the delivery of public demand for a healthier environment. By working together as a single team with a shared vision, that ambitious action can be realised in a way that maximises social, economic, and environmental benefits for the good of humanity and the natural world.

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