vii Acknowledgements This volume emerged out of a series of meetings at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) annual conferences between 2015 and 2018. Thank you to the NZPSA for their continued support of the Environmental Politics and Policy Section, and to Ton Buhrs for his financial support of the Environ­ mental Policy and Politics Network (EPPN) and environmental politics and policy research. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Professor Janine Hayward, who was instrumental in shaping the volume and its contributions. It would not have existed without her wisdom and enthusiasm for the project. Thank you also to those who helped turn a collection of chapters into a tangible final book. Sam Elworthy, Katharina Bauer, Lauren Donald, Teresa McIntyre and the team at Auckland University Press saw the value in this intellectual contribution early on and did an incredible job to bring a large and complex project to fruition in the midst of a global pandemic. Financial support for this project was provided by the University of Auckland’s Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF). Our thanks also to Claudia Gonnelli who provided research and manuscript assistance, doing an excellent job as we moved through the various drafts and phases of the project over the past three years. Finally, no intellectual project exists in a vacuum. Our families have and con­ tinue to play an oversized role in supporting, motivating and inspiring our work to build ecologically sound and just futures. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa.