Landcare Research is one of seven Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) in New Zealand. Its core purpose, set by the Crown, is to ‘drive innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources’.
Landcare Research wants New Zealand to set meaningful, science-based emissions reductions targets to support global efforts. As a biologically-based economy, New Zealand is expected to face major impacts from climate change. Their submission recommended reducing national emissions by 30–40% below 1990 levels by 2030.