Climate Change Mitigation Options for New Zealand
a report by The Royal Society of New Zealand, April 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 supply
- electricity supply
- 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.