Displaying items by tag: climate change
Former Prime Minister John Key says imposing another tax on farmers now for greenhouse gas emissions won’t achieve much.
OPINION: New Zealand's Action on Agricultural emissions places us all in a very uncomfortable situation.
Pressure on farmers from climate change – both from the changing climatic conditions and reducing emissions – will only increase, says Primary Sector Council chairman Lain Jager.
Dairy farmers have made clear to the Government that they don’t support a methane reduction target of 24% to 47% by 2050.
Farmers may think the pressure of climate change today is bad, but it will get much, much worse, says Primary Sector Council chairman Lain Jager.
While New Zealand dairy may be a big chunk of this country’s inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (about 25%) it is relatively small as a component of total global emissions, says Fonterra chief scientist Jeremy Hill.