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 the Pricing Agricultural Emissions Consultation Document

Posted on 21/11/2022
Federated Farmers does not support the Government’s pricing agricultural emissions proposal as outlined in the October 2022 Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries 2022 Pricing Agricultural Emissions: Consultation Document (t

The government's take on He Waka Eke Noa

Posted on 19/10/2022
Federated Farmers has been actively involved in the He Waka Eke Noa policy development process for over two years since being among the organisations which proposed the co-design work plan as a historic partnership process about three years ago.

Submission on Proposed Changes to NZ ETS Limit and Price Control Settings for units 2022

Posted on 6/10/2022
Federated Farmers of New Zealand have a long history of engaging in climate policy in New Zealand and internationally.

Climate Change Contact

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor
M: 021 571 853

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