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Scientists aim to help ‘climate proof’ the country

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) will lead research efforts to identify climate trends over the next 90 years.

Announced on 3 October, the four-year, NZ$7.2 million project, to be jointly led by NIWA and the government-owned Landcare Research, will study potential climate change impacts on New Zealand’s economy, environment and society.

The research findings should help policymakers “climate proof” the nation, said a NIWA statement.