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Scoping a national land-use intensity indicator

Publication date:  May 2020
Publication reference number:  CR 428

This report from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research scopes the potential development of a land-use intensity indicator for environmental reporting. It proposes a definition for land-use intensity, reviews relevant land-use data sets, and identifies suitable indicators that are currently feasible or require future development. 

The focus of this report was developing indicators that provide insights into the pressure of land-use intensity on freshwater quality, with a secondary focus on marine ecosystems, climate, and air quality.