Land-use change as a mitigation option

Land-use change as mitigation option NZACCC conference 2019 (636 KB)

Published: 2019

Author: Suzi Kerr

Event: NZ Agricultural Climate Change Conference - April 2019

Mitigation through land-use change is slow – start now.

Forest expansion is the most price responsive mitigation option (to our knowledge) –extra 58,000 ha per year needed for high mitigation scenario. But this is not a permanent solution

A methane vaccine and 1 million ha more horticulture would have similar effects. But can we make them happen?

Impacts on production and employment don’t seem strong and could be good.


Ministry for Primary Industries, NZ Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre