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 Overseas Investment Forestry Amendment Bill

Posted on 28/09/2022
Central government policies artificially encouraging forestry have been of growing concern to our farming members over recent years.

Climate Change Commission's final report - What Feds thinks

Posted on 15/09/2022
It came out on Wednesday afternoon, it's 419 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. There will be much more discussion of this report ov

Federated Farmers debunks Nitrogen Fertiliser myths

Posted on 15/09/2022
Yesterday Chris Allen (National Environment Spokesperson), Gavin Forrest (General Manager Regional Policy) and Dr Paul Le Miere (Manager Regional Policy) spoke to the Environment Select Committee to challenge the Greenpeace sponsored Petition reques

Climate Change Contact

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor
M: 021 571 853

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