Why water quality should have been an issue when NZ government joined with farm sector to curb emissions

After months of deliberations, New Zealand’s coalition government last week announced a partnership with the farming sector, with a five-year plan to quantify and price farm emissions by 2025. Agriculture is responsible for half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this year, the Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC) recommended that agricultural emissions should be brought under the New Zealand... Continue Reading →

Why NZ should say no to silver bullets

IDEASROOM Why NZ should say no to silver bullets The fundamental problem with silver bullets is they permit a ‘business as usual’ approach to farming when that is neither ecologically sustainable nor economically desirable, writes the Victoria of Wellington's Peter Fraser and Dr Mike Joy Climate Change Minister James Shaw has said he is enthusiastic about a new... Continue Reading →

Canterbury water talk August 2019

canterbury-water-talk-1Download The Canterbury region is a case-study for the failure of freshwater management in New Zealand. The last 3 – 4 decades have seen a massive unlimited change in landuse intensity, from dry sheep and beef farming and cropping to intensive irrigated dairy. This talk will highlight the incredible pace of change in landuse and... Continue Reading →

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