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

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Submission on the Managing Exotic Afforestation Incentives Discussion Document

Posted on 3/05/2022
Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the ‘Managing Incentives for Exotic Afforestation’ discussion document (the discussion document). We would like to note that the discu

Feedback needed on pricing agricultural emissions + prize up for grabs

Posted on 16/02/2022
Federated Farmers needs your views on the greenhouse gas emissions levy options from He Waka Eke Noa and how the levy will impact you and your farm business/career

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