The CLIMPACTS synthesis report: An assessment of the effects of climate change and variation in New Zealand using the CLIMPACTS system
Warrick, R.A., Mullan, A.B., Kenny, G.J., Campbell, B.D., Clark, H., Austin, P.T., Cloughley, C.G., Flux, T.L., Hall, A.J., Harman, J.J., McPherson, H.G., Jamieson, P.D., Mitchell, N.D., Newton, P.C.D., Parshotam, A., Porteous, A.S., Salinger, M.J., Thompson, C.S., Tate, K.R. & Ye, W. (2001). The CLIMPACTS synthesis report: An assessment of the effects of climate change and variation in New Zealand using the CLIMPACTS system. Hamilton, New Zealand: The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato.
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In the late 1980s, New Zealand undertook the first national assessment of climate change and its possible impacts on the country.The landmark report, reflecting the judgement of scores of national experts, called for greater efforts in building the national research capacity in order to better quantify the range of impacts that could occur in New Zealand from climate change and variability. In response, the collaborative CLIMPACTS Programme was established to provide this capacity. Ten years on from the first national assessment, the present synthesis offers some results from, as well as a demonstration of, the capacity developed by the CLIMPACTS Programme. The purpose of the present document is to provide a summary report from the CLIMPACTS Programme on climate change and its effects on New Zealand.The chapters and their contents are not comprehensive. Rather, they are focused on a specific set of questions, which conform to the particular expertise of the CLIMPACTS Programme members and which employ a limited set of the wide range of tools available within the CLIMPACTS Model. Other important areas such as forests, indigenous ecosystems and pests and diseases are not yet covered.
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