Displaying items by tag: climate change
New Zealand is heading towards much warmer summers by the end of the century, along with more extremes in terms of heatwaves and short deluges.
Climate change was a topic that came up time and again during the Bragato Conference. New Zealand Winegrowers and NIWA have begun researching what impact it will have on our wine regions.
Local councils may soon be required to map significant natural areas in their plans, likely impacting farmers.
The forestry community doesn’t have an agenda to go out and shoot all livestock and replace them with pine trees, says David Rhodes, chief executive of the NZ Forest Owners’ Association.
A reduction of only 0.3% annually in methane emissions is required to ensure this gas no longer contributes to climate temperature warming, says Dave Frame, professor of climate change, Victoria University.
No ‘magic bullet’ exists for managing a farm environmental footprint, says Ngai Tahu Farming’s general manager of dairy, Shane Kelly.
OPINION: I can now say with confidence that the conversation on agricultural emissions is in for a huge shake-up.
Following the conclusion of the Zero Carbon Bill consultation process, it has become clear that the local agriculture sector is likely to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Submissions made to the proposed Zero Carbon Bill support a path to a low emissions economy by 2050, says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.