Monday, April 22, 2024

Climate Change


Climate Change Commission lacking in common sense

Climate Change Commission lacking in common sense

Allan BarberApr 16, 2024
The primary sector will be hoping the new review of agricultural GHG will provide a stay of execution for farmers, says Allan Barber.

Doing right by the climate and each other

Bryan GibsonApr 12, 2024
If methane targets for farming are reduced, some other Kiwi industry may have to pick up the tab, writes Bryan Gibson.

Export lobby frowns on shipping carbon proposal

Neal WallaceApr 12, 2024
If NZ looks at this policy it will amount to double dipping, double counting and double pay, says Export NZ.

Methane review a major win for farmers

Federated FarmersApr 12, 2024
Reducing emissions is how we prevent warming, but it’s important to remember not all emissions have the same warming impact, writes Wayne Langford.


CCC accused of ignoring farming reality

CCC accused of ignoring farming reality

Neal WallaceApr 11, 2024
Climate Change Commission’s latest advice slated by ag leaders for its modelling and assumptions.
Less heat for Aussie dairy farmers

Less heat for Aussie dairy farmers

Richard RennieMar 18, 2024
With a relatively lower emissions profile, the sector aims to meet voluntary nationwide targets for now.
Hotter Aussie cows to head indoors

Hotter Aussie cows to head indoors

Richard RennieMar 18, 2024
Containment-style dairy farm systems are gaining favour as the climate changes.
CCC warns of critical ETS oversupply

CCC warns of critical ETS oversupply

Farmers WeeklyMar 12, 2024
Latest advice from Climate Change Commission advises government to reduce auction volumes as soon as possible.
Farm incomes walk climate tightrope

Farm incomes walk climate tightrope

Richard RennieMar 8, 2024
Australian ag returns at their most volatile ever thanks to price and climate swings.
Honesty needed in climate targets

Honesty needed in climate targets

NZ’s climate policy should look at the practical reality the world faces, not what we wish would happen in a perfect world, Federated Farmers says.
Gabrielle pushes climate change to top of worry list

Gabrielle pushes climate change to top of worry list

Richard RennieFeb 9, 2024
Survey of primary sector experts ranks top-of-mind concerns.
Gabrielle pushes climate change to top of worry list

Gabrielle pushes climate change to top of worry list

Richard RennieFeb 5, 2024
Survey of primary sector experts ranks top-of-mind concerns.
Farmed Landscapes workshop promises bright ideas

Farmed Landscapes workshop promises bright ideas

Farmers WeeklyJan 30, 2024
On campus or online, three-day event brings together primary production professionals.
How useful is social media to farmers?

How useful is social media to farmers?

Farmers WeeklyJan 29, 2024
Farmers are looking for new sources of information as they adapt to changes in climate and policy.
Young scientists champion bioeconomy

Young scientists champion bioeconomy

Farmers WeeklyJan 17, 2024
Scion young science leader on a mission to grow awareness of climate strategy.
Stepping up to the bioenergy challenge

Stepping up to the bioenergy challenge

Guest writerJan 10, 2024
Now is the time for the energy, pastoral and forestry sectors to come together with a shared vision, says a bioenergy lobbyist.
Papers add to biogenic methane debate 

Papers add to biogenic methane debate 

Neal WallaceDec 7, 2023
Ag Symposium told that farmers should be hailed as carbon heroes.
Big dairy players in alliance to tackle methane

Big dairy players in alliance to tackle methane

Farmers WeeklyDec 6, 2023
Six global food companies announce new drive at COP28.
Project looks at Agroforestry benefits in Canterbury plains

Project looks at Agroforestry benefits in Canterbury plains

Guest writerDec 6, 2023
New research is looking at the benefits of planting trees in paddock corners outside the reach of irrigation pivots on dairy systems.
Gabrielle has brought new urgency to HB water planning

Gabrielle has brought new urgency to HB water planning

Guest writerDec 5, 2023
Dam on the Makaroro River would be useful in flood and fire, says Tim Gilbertson.
Climate policy must be in our national interest

Climate policy must be in our national interest

There is real risk that if the international rules, and our domestic response, get this wrong, global emissions will go up as milk and meat production shift from NZ to less-efficient countries, writes Paul Melville.
Rising sea levels could flush out dairy farms

Rising sea levels could flush out dairy farms

Richard RennieNov 24, 2023
Researchers model the fate of herd, land and infrastructure as waters rise.
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The crude irony of UAE hosting COP28

Alan EmersonNov 21, 2023
Alan Emerson says the chances of meaningful climate action are slim as 70,000 people get ready to meet in a major oil-producing country.
GHG emissions in NZ stable since 2006: report

GHG emissions in NZ stable since 2006: report

Annette ScottOct 12, 2023
In 2021 gross GHG emissions declined 0.7%, largely thanks to agri cuts.
Govt greenlights funds for marae flood protection

Govt greenlights funds for marae flood protection

Farmers WeeklySep 29, 2023
Almost $9m set aside to bolster protection for remote maraes hit by Cyclone Gabrielle.
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Shaw pushes back on methane report

Neal WallaceSep 18, 2023
‘If anything, other sectors of the economy have been asked to do the heavy lifting to compensate for the lack of action on agricultural emissions.’
David-Frame

NZ is being left behind in carbon scramble 

Richard RennieAug 1, 2023
Country moving too slowly in nailing down offshore carbon credit options, experts say.
Climate crisis on the brink of next step up

Climate crisis on the brink of next step up

Guest writerJul 25, 2023
Global warming is showing signs of being about to move up a level.
Less livestock, more political ructions

Less livestock, more political ructions

Guest writerJul 20, 2023
Livestock, so often vilified in GHG debates, is in fact a solution if managed well, says John King.
An open letter on climate change policy

An open letter on climate change policy

Guest writerJul 11, 2023
A responsible, well-governed forestry industry is in everyone’s interests, Colin Jacobs writes in an open letter to Climate Change Minister James Shaw.
An eruption of ignorance over the ETS

An eruption of ignorance over the ETS

Alan EmersonJul 5, 2023
Volcanoes aren’t the only thing creating a lot of hot air, says Alan Emerson.
Change the constant message at E Tipu

Change the constant message at E Tipu

Guest writerJun 30, 2023
Conference told to get used to doing business in a constantly changing world.
Spotlight on emissions will transform the market

Spotlight on emissions will transform the market

Bryan GibsonJun 28, 2023
The climate disclosure regime affects around 200 organisations, including most companies listed on the NZX, large insurers, banks and fund managers, along with the NZ Super Fund and ACC.
FMA sets out new climate reporting regime

FMA sets out new climate reporting regime

BusinessDeskJun 27, 2023
Draft guidelines issued for disclosure framework.
I have seen the agri future and it works

I have seen the agri future and it works

Bryan GibsonJun 22, 2023
There’s not much talk of the government among this cohort. Bureaucracy moves too slowly and the path to prosperity lies with them, not Wellington.
Gabrielle a test case for sector’s climate readiness

Gabrielle a test case for sector’s climate readiness

Bryan GibsonJun 20, 2023
Tech company pleads for businesses to help rebuild food production in region.
Govt announces new GHG testing facility for Palmerston North

Govt announces new GHG testing facility for Palmerston North

Gerald PiddockJun 15, 2023
The facility is funded by the Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions, its primary sector joint venture partner, and AgResearch.
Westpac report puts numbers to climate pain 

Westpac report puts numbers to climate pain 

Richard RennieJun 13, 2023
NZ exposed on two fronts: short, sharp shocks and gradual seasonal change.
Barn-fed cow theory running out of gas

Barn-fed cow theory running out of gas

Alan EmersonJun 6, 2023
We should keep doing what we’re doing and leave the Europeans to their own GHG systems, says Alan Emerson.
Many moving parts to land-use change

Many moving parts to land-use change

Annette ScottJun 1, 2023
B.linc forum explores risks and opportunities of popular climate change strategy.
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