Displaying items by tag: climate change

Farm comparison work will start soon to support scientifically the claim that a biologically active fertiliser system now used on 200 dairy farms reduces environmental impacts and raises profits.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:55

Sheep, beef to aid dairy in cutting emissions?

Will sheep and beef farmers in future grow trees to sell offsets to dairy under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)?

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:55

Many ways to reduce ag emissions

No one immediate solution is available to New Zealand to deal with the problem of greenhouse gas emissions caused by agriculture.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 October 2016 14:20

Call to work together on climate change

New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 October 2016 07:55

More tree planting to meet obligations

The government is looking at how to get more trees planted as a key part of meeting its Paris agreement obligations, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:55

Ag won’t be joining ETS – for now

Climate change Minister Paula Bennett has ruled out bringing agriculture under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) within the next few years.

Published in General News
Thursday, 13 October 2016 14:43

Dealing with restricted water

With climate change will come more extremes of weather. That could well mean more sustained periods of drought in some of our major grape growing regions, especially Marlborough.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:13

Emissions target “won’t be easy”

New Zealand’s Paris target, of 30% reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, is fair and ambitious, and will not be easy to reach, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 September 2016 10:50

$3m for climate change projects

Thirteen research projects have received funding approvals totalling $3.1 million through MPI’s Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research programme.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:15

Is dairying off the radar?

Climate change, pests and erosion -- rather than dairy --have been singled out by the parliamentary commissioner for the environment as the big issues facing the land in NZ.

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