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New Zealand livestock industries concerned about ETS

- Friday, July 10, 2009

Meat and Wool New Zealand has urged the NZ government to give full consideration to environmental and economic implications in setting a 202 emission target for the nation. Chairman Mike Petersen spelled out the potentially large implications for New Zealand livestock farmers of an aggressive emission target, and also highlighted that few other nations around the world are even considering including agriculture in an ETS.

The New Zealand government is currently carrying out a consultation process to assist in the development of a 2020 emission reduction target for New Zealand. Read the full statement here.

Meg Parkinson commented on 22-Jul-2009 12:48 PM
Accounting for emissions has started in Australia - including intensive agriculture as well as industrial. See

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