Posts tagged "Zero Carbon Bill"

Methane target levels surprise

[10 May/Farmers Weekly] Victoria University Climate Change Expert Professor Dave Frame reports that farmers should not make much of the long-term methane reduction targets announced by the Government last week.  He is pleased the Zero Carbon Bill contains targets that differentiate between long and short-lived gases and that the targets will be subject to periodic...

Farmers must fight back now

[22 March/Farmers Weekly] Andrew Morrison, chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand states that the industry needs to remain productive but now everything needs to have an environmental perspective by focusing on quality rather than continuously producing more. Mr Morrison reported taxes proposed by the government along with other decisions need to be challenged by...

Farmers on zero carbon: let’s do this

[1 July/Stuff] New Zealand’s farming sector appeared to have signed up to the Government’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2050. The Farming Leaders Group published an editorial statement with Jacinda Ardern. It described the initiative as a very ambitious and challenging target. It said farming leaders with the support of the Government were stating...

Farmers welcome further greenhouse gas discussions

[8 June/Radio NZ] Federated Farmers saw the silver lining in the Government’s latest climate change proposals related to the Zero Carbon Bill which aimed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Of the three alternatives, two give a softer run to livestock-sourced methane than to carbon dioxide which could give farmers an easier life during climate...

Greenpeace want agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in carbon act

[7 June/The Country] Greenpeace questioned why the Government was tabling options for its Zero Carbon Bill that could result in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions being treated more softly than other emissions. Farming groups were happy to see the Government considering its approach to shorter-lived gases differently. Greenpeace Climate Campaigner, Kate Simcock, said as the biggest...