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Over 9,000 submissions received for govt's emissions reduction plan

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 25 Nov 2021

Over 9,000 submissions received for govt's emissions reduction plan
Ministers now have to come to grips with the complex and politically explosive issue of how to price agriculture emissions. (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Thu, 25 Nov 2021
The Ministry for the Environment received 9,320 submissions on the government’s emissions reduction plan by Wednesday's deadline. It is now up to ministers to finalise New Zealand's carbon budgets and policies to meet them by May next year.This will mean balancing a number of competing priorities and making decisions on contentious areas including how to treat agricultural emissions which produce almost half of NZ's greenhouse gas emissions.DairyNZ said in its submission the sector "is firmly committed to dairy farmi...

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