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The ADLS Environment & Resource Management Committee monitors legal developments at both central and local government level concerning environmental law and resource management law. The committee is comprised of practitioners working in both the public and private sector and liaises closely with a wide range of stakeholders in the environmental and resource management sector including the Environment Court, Ministry for the Environment, and Auckland City Council.

In 2020, an area of focus for the committee will be the wide-ranging review of the Resource Management Act conducted by the Ministry for the Environment. The committee is already engaged in preliminary consultation and will make a number of written submissions throughout the year. The committee will also focus on the wide-ranging issue of climate change and the need for central and local government to implement appropriate legislative and policy changes.