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Climate announcements coming to Fieldays?

11 Jun 24 - Farmers and the wider agricultural sector gathering at Fieldays this week make the event a likely venue for rolling out environment and climate change policy.

Additional $18 million to reduce agricultural emissions

10 Apr 24 - The government and businesses are committing an additional $18 million to a public-private joint venture to reduce agricultural emissions.

Govt review of methane targets controversial with experts

8 Apr 24 - The government’s plan for an independent review of agricultural methane targets consistent with no additional warming represents “dangerous thinking” according to an expert.

Fonterra launches new carbon tool

6 Mar 24 - In a move it says is an industry first, Fonterra has launched a tool to help customers access the emissions profile of individual products.

Agri-focused board game for NCEA students

20 Dec 23 - A new board game for NCEA students is aimed at attracting young farmers to the industry.

Fonterra announces 30% on-farm emissions reduction target

10 Nov 23 - Fonterra has announced it is targeting a 30% intensity reduction in on-farm emissions by 2030 from a 2018 baseline.

$10 million “sheep of the future” could emit less methane

21 Sep 23 - The government is putting $10.5 million towards breeding the “sheep of the future,” which will create fewer methane emissions as well as coping with hotter temperatures as summers heat up.


Farmers call for methane review based on flawed report, says expert

19 Sep 23 - The agriculture sector is calling for a review of New Zealand’s methane targets, citing a report suggesting Kiwi farmers are being asked to do more than their fair share in terms of reductions.

Govt and agribusiness invest $4 million in US tech hoping to cut cow methane

13 Sep 23 - A joint venture of major New Zealand agribusiness companies and the government has invested $4.1 million in a US start-up aiming to develop feed supplements to reduce methane emissions from cows.

Farmers welcome EPA approval of first methane inhibitor in New Zealand

11 Aug 23 - The Environmental Protection Authority has approved a feed additive that could reduce methane emissions from livestock by 30%.

Govt gives Fonterra $90 million as part of $790 million spend to cut coal

20 Jul 23 - The government is giving Fonterra $90 million as part of a $790 million investment to cut coal use at six of its dairy factories.

Scientists call on govt to develop climate-friendly national food strategy

13 Jul 23 - The directors of six National Science Challenges are joining calls to the government to develop a national food strategy for New Zealand - one that will help reduce emissions as well as increase...

He Waka Eke Noa all talk no action: NZIEF

13 Jun 22 - The NZ Institute of Forestry has declared last week’s He Waka Eke Noa emissions pricing proposal all talk and no action.

HWEN proposes burp levy with proceeds recycled to agricultural research

8 Jun 22 - He Waka Eke Noa, the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, is proposing a farm-level split gas levy as its preferred alternative to pricing agriculture emissions through the Emissions Trading...

Switching to plant-based cheese can reduce carbon emissions by 50% compared to the dairy version

1 Jun 22 - A life cycle evaluation used to determine environmental impacts, including indicators for climate impact and land use, has revealed that ordinary cheese is a major cause of carbon emissions.

Livestock methane emissions tackled by Western Australian company with 'inorganic bioactives'

17 May 22 - A Western Australian company claims to have produced bioactives in a laboratory that could reduce livestock methane emissions by up to 95%.

Is there room for fruit trees in carbon capture programmes?

9 Feb 22 - Climate change concerns from buyers and regulators are pushing agricultural commodity groups in new directions. Some have even started to participate in carbon-capture incentive programs such as...

Aussie biodiversity market a step closer

19 Nov 21 - Plans to pay farmers for the biodiversity benefits they deliver have progressed today with the Australian Government kicking off the legislation process.

Govt gives cautious welcome to US-European methane pledge

20 Sep 21 - Climate Change minister James Shaw says it’s great to see the EU and US committing to reducing methane emissions by 30% over the next nine years but isn’t committing the government to signing New...


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