Federated Farmers recognises that New Zealand has made a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. We also understand that emissions from agriculture account for half of NZ's total emissions - our emissions profile is globally unique, and because of this, the way we design climate change policy is also unlike any other country in the world. We are working closely with Government as they implement their climate change agenda and were involved with working groups on climate change science, including the Biological Emissions Reference Group. Federated Farmers is a signatory to HE WAKA EKE NOA document which outlines the primary sector’s climate change commitment to reduce net on-farm emissions..  Read our submission on the Zero Carbon Bill below for a comprehensive understanding of our position on climate change and the ETS

For more, see our Methane Emissions Documents page here which has links and reports relating to this topic which are well worth a read

What's been happening

Submission on the Transitioning to low-emissions & climate-resilient future discussion document

Posted on 25/11/2021
New Zealand farmers are justifiably proud of being the most climate efficient food and fibre producers in the world.

The He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) Pricing Discussion Begins

Posted on 23/11/2021
The industry/government partnership working on how to encourage a reduction in on-farm greenhouse gas emissions has released a "draft engagement document" designed to get you thinking about a pricing mechanism for Agricultural Greenhouse gasses

Submission on: Petition of Steve Abel on Behalf of Greenpeace

Posted on 12/11/2021
Federated Farmers does not support the petition request to ban all synthetic nitrogen by 2024.

Climate Change Contact

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor
M: 021 571 853

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz