Climate change

Real action starts after 2025 for agriculture

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 16 May 2022

Real action starts after 2025 for agriculture
All eyes on you, Daisy, for a smaller-emitting cow in the very near future. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 16 May 2022
The government will pour a further $338.8 million over the next four years into new science and commercialisation of new products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture – New Zealand’s largest single source of emissions at 50% of the total.The investment will ramp up, with some $28m committed in the year to June 2023, $64.8m in 2023-24, and $123.7m in 2024-25, the final year of the government’s first emissions budget.A further $122.2m is committed in 2025-26, the first year of the second emissions budget, to reduc...

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