Land use changes to achieve GHG reduction targets

Reference Number


Date published

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Response Date

Monday, September 17, 2018

Departmental / Ministerial




Details of the Request

Can I please have any information received or produced that considers spatial land use change information produced by the LURNZ model during the process of modelling potential land use change under various scenarios for a 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target?

Can I also please have a copy of any internal memos, reports or other documents that discuss precisely where land use change is either modelled to occur or anticipated to occur in order to achieve various proposed greenhouse emissions reduction targets for 2050. This request is specifically in relation to various government reports and discussion documents recently released that indicate a zero emissions target by 2050 is possible but will require extensive afforestation. I am interested to understand where this afforestation is likely to occur.

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