Tagged: agricultural emissions

NZ introduces groundbreaking zero carbon bill, including targets for agricultural methane - Planetary Ecology

Robert McLachlan May 09, 2019

New Zealand’s long-awaited zero carbon bill will create sweeping changes to the management of emissions, setting a global benchmark with ambitious reduction targets for all major greenhouse gases. The bill includes two separate targets – one for the long-lived greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, and another target specifically for biogenic methane, produced by livestock and landfill waste. Read More

No silver bullet for agricultural emissions, says Environment Commissioner - News

John Kerr Oct 19, 2016

New Zealanders need to work together to tackle the “complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture,” warns the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in a new report.  The report Climate change and agriculture: Understanding the biological greenhouse gases, released today, aims to tease out various issues in the fraught area of biological emissions and signpost solutions. “In a way, my report … Read More

Reducing greenhouse gases from cows and sheep needs big picture - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 22, 2016

Mario Herrero, CSIRO Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the atmosphere each year. While estimates vary, this could represent up to 18% of global emissions. But the livestock sector also offers great benefits. It includes 20 billion animals, supports … Read More

Why was CNN in Palmerston North? Methane! - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 03, 2010

It’s a rare event that brings a CNN news crew to New Zealand – an America’s Cup campaign or a Lord of the Rings launch usually. Or in this case a disrupted flight schedule which prevented the crew from heading to its intended destination – Chile. So the newly formed Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre was lucky … Read More