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 New Zealand Climate Change Commission 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation

Posted on 26/03/2021
First and foremost, the Federation is pleased the draft report does not ignore, but also does not fixate, on agricultural emissions...

Climate Change Commission Report - What We Think

Posted on 3/02/2021
It came out on Sunday afternoon, it's 800 pages long and we took our time to go through it and think about how our members will be affected by the goals, challenges and recommendations it makes...

Feedback on draft Rotorua Climate Action Plan

Posted on 16/10/2020
Federated Farmers does not support the draft plan for a number of reasons. It does not look like it was developed with any input from representatives of the agricultural industry Essentially, we think the draft plan over-reaches in many ways.

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