Displaying items by tag: climate change
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.
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.
Thirteen research projects have received funding approvals totalling $3.1 million through MPI’s Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research programme.
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.
Federated Farmers is on board with challenges laid down by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
The Government will not stifle the growth of the dairy industry to limit its impact on the environment, says Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.
Selective breeding of cattle and sheep and adjusting rumen biology will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
By 2025 the NZ dairy industry could be emitting 25% less greenhouse gases, 40% fewer pathogens and nitrogen, and earning 60-100% more profit.