Facts & Figures

The NZAGRC produces, in collaboration with the PGgRc, a series of factsheets titled: Reducing New Zealand's agricultural greenhouse gases.

This series covers a variety of topics and levels of information - some are specific to technologies and practices currently available (or in development via our research programme), or specific policy information, and others are designed to provide a summary of overview of what New Zealand is doing to reduces its emissions.

Impacts of Global Climate Change on New Zealand Agriculture

Climate change presents multiple challenges to New Zealand. Some are direct - such as climatic impacts on domestic agricultural production, or domestic climate policies - but further, indirect impacts could come from overseas, via trade, such as climate-induced production shifts, global responses to greenhouse gas mitigation measures, consumer perceptions and reputational issues.

These international flow-on effects are complex and hard to quantify, but they are an important part of the overall picture. Many climate impacts and responses overseas - such as increased demand, higher returns, competitive advantage and smart marketing - could help to offset domestic weather impacts and emissions mitigation costs. This fact sheet summarises what we currently know about these multiple influences, and how they can inform New Zealand's response to climate change.

pdf Download fact sheet 2 (high res) (6.88MB) 

pdf Download fact sheet 2 (low res) (1.29MB) 

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