NZCCC Member Organisation Research
This Landcare Research programme develops and apply's knowledge, tools and programmes to improve the sustainable practice of individual firms and industry sectors and provide credible verification of their sustainability performance.
Sustainable practice provides businesses with a competitive advantage for emerging export market requirements and increases business compliance with environmental legislation.
This piece of Landcare Research science provides robust measurement and modeling tools to quantify and forecast sources and sinks of carbon dioxide (CO2), and the effects of land-use change and management on land-atmosphere CO2 exchange at multiple scales in New Zealand’s key terrestrial systems.
Studies include net emissions from pastoral agricultural systems and the ability of New Zealand’s indigenous and exotic forests (including shrubland) to offset emissions by acting as a “sink” for carbon dioxide.
This research provides a process-based understanding of the impacts of global change on land-based systems. The data provides a baseline for quantifying the impacts of human-induced climate variability and change, and measuring the success of mitigation strategies.
This research provides robust methods to quantify and forecast emissions and removals of methane and nitrous oxide at multiple temporal and spatial scales. It explains the spatial and temporal variability in greenhouse gas emissions. It provides policy agencies, regional government and landowners with defensible methods to meet emissions targets and reporting requirements.