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Climate change mitigation options for New Zealand

2016: This report, Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand, takes an in-depth look into climate change mitigation options for New Zealand.

It finds that many mitigation options are already well-understood and achievable. Achieving a low-carbon economy for New Zealand involves taking low-risk climate mitigation actions now and planning for more ambitious greenhouse gas emissions in the future. 

The report identifies opportunities in the sectors of:

  • heat and electricity supply
  • transport 
  • buildings 
  • industry 
  • agriculture 
  • forest and other land-use.

It also considers the interactions between technology, policy and behaviour and the factors that either limit or provide opportunities for change, and gaps in our knowledge.

Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand report sections: 

Context

NZ emissions and trends 

Taking Action

Sector Mitigation Options

Energy Supply

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Industry

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Transport

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Agriculture

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Buildings

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Forest and other land use

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Emission reduction pathways 

Background and Annexes 

Download climate change mitigation report and resources

 

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