The agriculture emissions pricing system is out of time

The agriculture emissions pricing system is out of time
We've got 440 working days. It's not enough. (Image: NZME)
Rebecca Howard
Here’s a fact about agriculture emissions: we’ve got 440 working days to set up a system that allows tens of thousands of farmers to calculate and pay for their emissions when we haven’t even settled some basic issues around pricing and offsets. It is simply not enough time. This week’s draft advice from the Climate Change Commission was a case in point. It’s advocating for a “basic farm-level” emissions pricing system that could pave the way for something more complex.Even that is hardly simp...

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