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.

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