Climate change impacts and implications for New Zealand to 2100 (Report)


Synthesis Report: Identifying feedback, understanding cumulative impacts and recognising limits: a national integrated assessment.

This report describes a national integrated assessment that explored the impacts and implications of climate change to 2100 to better understand feedback, cumulative impacts, and limits among economic, social, and environmental outcomes.


Date: 2017 Version: v1


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Climate change impacts and implications for New Zealand to 2100 (Report)


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Dataset attributes

Spatial extent New Zealand
Spatial resolution
Temporal extent
Temporal resolution
Evaluation method (Validation)
Evaluation result (Numeric)
Evaluation result (Categorical)
Uncertainty method
Uncertainty data format (Numeric)
Uncertainty data format (Categorical)



The IPCC 5 global scenario architecture and accompanying global scenarios provided the global context and associated key assumptions needed for national systems modelling and analyses. Six (of 20) global scenarios were selected for detailed analysis in a loosely coupled national human natural systems model that integrated a suite of NZ-based models. These models included Apsim, CenW, NZFARM, CliMAT-DGE, TopNet, Biome-BGC and LURNZ. A range of impacts were studied including demographics, crop, forestry and pasture productivity, hydrology, rural land use, and ecological effects.


Fitness for purpose / limitations

This table indicates whether the dataset is suitable for different types of questions at different scales.

Note: Users should carefully consider their purpose as this dataset may not be suitable.

Operational Absolute Relative Screening/scoping
Block/farm No No No No
Multi-farms(5+) No No No No
Catchment No No No Maybe
National/regional No Maybe Yes Yes
Caveat(s) See Pg 75 of the report for some key limitations of the analysis

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