LUCAS New Zealand Land Use Map 1990 2008 2012 (v016)
The Ministry for the Environment, LUCAS Land Use Map is composed of New Zealand-wide land use classifications (12) nominally at 1 January 1990, 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2012 (known as "1990", "2008" and "2012"). These date boundaries were dictated by the First Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol. The layer can therefore be used to create either a 1990, 2008 or 2012 land use map depending on what field is symbolised.
LUM tracks and quantifies changes in New Zealand land use so that Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector carbon accounting can be calculated for national Net Position, Kyoto Protocol and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting.