Greenpeace is calling the National Party’s newly announced agriculture policy “tantamount to climate denial” and “a promise for more dirty rivers.”
The Federated Farmers’ recent backlash to new freshwater regulations is unhelpful to the sector and to society, say New Zealand’s environmental organisations.
We are in a worsening climate crisis, but despite New Zealand’s ‘clean green’ credentials, successive Governments have failed to take meaningful action on reducing climate emissions.
A new international study warns that nitrogen pollution from the livestock sector poses risks to human health and the environment, from water and air pollution to worsening the climate crisis.
Greenpeace is today welcoming the Government’s move to place a cap on synthetic nitrogen fertiliser, but says more controls are needed to protect freshwater.
The Government has announced another range of changes to one of the country’s core policies to combat climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).Agricultural emissions remain completely excluded from the…