Farm emission cuts do-able, says Climate Commission; backs native planting

Farm emission cuts do-able, says Climate Commission; backs native planting
Pattrick Smellie
Existing technologies are enough for New Zealand farmers to meet targets for lower methane emissions from agriculture by 2050, the Climate Change Commission says in its first draft carbon budgets, published today.In sections dealing with the role of agriculture and forestry in reaching the country’s climate change targets, the commission also argues for far greater reliance on plantations of native forests to lock up carbon for the long term than on plantation of exotic species.Planting exotics, mainly pine, has a role to play in offsetti...

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