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May 2015The Ministry worked with several Government agencies to model the impacts on the New Zealand economy of New Zealand agreeing to participate in an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions post-2020. As part of this work, Infometrics Ltd was commissioned to undertake macroeconomic modelling. This report presents the findings of that analysis. Read more
May 2015Landcare Research was commissioned to undertake macroeconomic modelling on the economic cost of New Zealand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution. This report presents the findings of that analysis. Read more
A macroinvertebrate attribute to assess ecosystem health of New Zealand waterways for the National Objectives Framework – Issues and optionsApril 2015One of two reports that assessed the options and implications of using the Macroinvertebrate Community Index (MCI) as an attribute in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. It looked at identifying potential threshold values to define numeric attribute states for MCI. Read more
Use of NZ Garden Bird Survey data in environmental reporting: Preliminary models to account for spatial variation in sampling effortSeptember 2015Citizen science is emerging as a new source of data that could potentially be used in environmental monitoring and reporting. This project looked at the Garden Bird Survey as an example of a citizen science dataset. Read more