SLMACC

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.

Quick Facts

Organisation/Programme

SLMACC

Funder MPI
How funds are distributed

Competitive

Funding scope
  • methane
  • nitrous oxide
  • soil carbon
  • cross cutting
  • models
  • social science
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

Funding 2000-2020
($m approx.)

Varying. Currently $2.5m per year

Key linkages between funding streams
  • NZAGRC and PGgRc input
  • GHG projects need to align with PGgRc and NZAGRC strategies

 

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View more about the linkages between funds

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