The drivers of land-use decisions are complex, and models provide a structured methodology for investigating these. For the public and private sectors to make robust land-use decisions under uncertainty, high-quality modelling tools and data are essential.
In this paper, we provide a broader analysis of the impacts and value from agricultural mitigation research in New Zealand, with a focus on two particular Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research projects funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Climate change appears to be increasing the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, negatively affecting communities as well as posing long-term sustainability challenges to insurance (risk transfer) mechanisms.
In this paper we look at the impacts of a new industry, namely unconventional gas, on rural decline. Rural decline is defined as comprising loss of rural youth, reduced human capital and increasing rural poverty. Since the start of the current century, the unconventional gas...