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The Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Research Programme was formed in 2007 after the announcement of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme to help the agriculture and forestry sectors understand and reolve the challenges arising from climate change.
The SLMACC Research Programme is a policy needs driven fund, investing in targeted basic, applied and policy research, including the impacts of climate change and adaptation to climate change, mitigation of agricultural and forestry GHG emissions, crosscutting issues, including economic analysis, life-cycle analysis, farm, catchment and systems analysis and social impacts, and policy research to address targeted policy questions.
Apart from addressing direct policy-relevant questions, this fund is often used to test the feasibility of new areas of mitigation research that show potential. Promising results are then funded and progressed by other means, such as through the NZAGRC/PGgRc or Global Research Alliance.
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|How funding decisions are made||
External advisory panel recommends to MPI DG
|How priorities are set||
Annually by officials advised by experts and MPI staff
Varying. Currently $2.5m per year
|Key linkages between funding streams||