Submissions

Submission on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill 2019 and Supplementary Order Paper No. 413 


Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill 2019 and on the Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) number 413. 

Federated Farmers has a keen interest in climate change policy and its impacts on our farmer members. New Zealand farmers are not only impacted by the possible inclusion of agricultural emissions into the NZ ETS. They, like other businesses and households, bear the burden of the NZ ETS through its impact on necessary farm inputs such as electricity and fuel. A number of farmers are also more directly affected by the NZ ETS as they have forests on their land, many of whom are considering planting options. It is important that the NZ ETS is fit for purpose for integration of increased vegetation into existing farm systems, and not merely the wholesale conversion of farms into forestry blocks. 

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