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Climate change research funding on offer

The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for applications to the 2019-2020 funding round for the Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) Research Programme.

Steve Penno, MPI’s director of investment programmes says this research programme has been supporting New Zealand’s response to climate change since 2007 and has been recognised internationally as leading the world in this area.

“New Zealand-based SLMACC-funded research is directly adding to the global knowledge base on the biggest issues facing our planet, and will continue to keep New Zealand at the forefront,” says Steve Penno.

“This is a particularly exciting year in our climate change journey and we are looking forward to seeing the research proposals that will take our primary sectors to the next steps,” says Steve Penno.

“We are still learning about how climate change affects our livelihoods, how to adapt and how to mitigate our contributions to warming. This funding gets scientists and researchers working with the agriculture sector to understand and solve the problems, and even see the opportunities.”

Investing in tomorrow – 10 years of SLMACC Research [PDF, 11 MB]