The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking research proposals to help improve New Zealand’s reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses.

The annual funding round for the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research (GHGIR) fund is now open, with $8.9 million available over the next three financial years for new GHGIR projects.

“The GHGIR focuses on improving our knowledge of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, to ensure we have the best possible data to help manage New Zealand’s emissions and inform policy decisions,” says Steve Penno, MPI’s Director Investment Programmes.

“This year we’re looking for very specific research proposals in 10 priority areas, ranging from modelling variations in dairy cattle body weight to wetland mapping.

“The outcomes will inform MPI’s reporting to the New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the United Nations under the Paris Climate Agreement.”

Applications close on 19 July 2023, with successful proposals expected to be announced in October.

More information is available on MPI’s website.

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