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GHG emissions

Allan Barber notes the pressure is on from the Climate Change Commission to plant more trees, cut livestock numbers, and buy more carbon credits. But the rural sector is persisting with its own pressure to 'be more realistic' and more nuanced
23rd Apr 24, 11:09am
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Allan Barber notes the pressure is on from the Climate Change Commission to plant more trees, cut livestock numbers, and buy more carbon credits. But the rural sector is persisting with its own pressure to 'be more realistic' and more nuanced
Keith Woodford says taxing methane is not the answer. But we cannot walk away from the need to reduce methane-intensity in rural products
8th Feb 24, 11:02am
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Keith Woodford says taxing methane is not the answer. But we cannot walk away from the need to reduce methane-intensity in rural products
Keith Woodford says dividing up methane liabilities requires judgements as to who should bear the burden
23rd Jan 24, 4:09pm
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Keith Woodford says dividing up methane liabilities requires judgements as to who should bear the burden
Calculating methane emissions requires a mix of science and value judgements, writes Keith Woodford
16th Jan 24, 9:07am
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Calculating methane emissions requires a mix of science and value judgements, writes Keith Woodford
Stopping the ETS review solves one carbon-forestry issue for the meantime, but also brings other carbon-forestry issues to the fore
5th Dec 23, 6:28pm
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Stopping the ETS review solves one carbon-forestry issue for the meantime, but also brings other carbon-forestry issues to the fore
Carbon farming presents both opportunities and threats, with lots of uncertainty, and big decisions needed by new government to resolve current predicament
22nd Nov 23, 2:03pm
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Carbon farming presents both opportunities and threats, with lots of uncertainty, and big decisions needed by new government to resolve current predicament
Guy Trafford traces the myriad pressures on climate policies in an election year, the unhappy farmers, Climate Change Commission, and failed carbon auction. He wonders what the costs will be post-election as we race to meet our international commitments
19th Apr 23, 11:51am
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Guy Trafford traces the myriad pressures on climate policies in an election year, the unhappy farmers, Climate Change Commission, and failed carbon auction. He wonders what the costs will be post-election as we race to meet our international commitments
Guy Trafford reviews that data released by the Ministry for the Environment on changes to greenhouse gas emissions. Rural progress is evident even if minor. Progress in the broad transport sector isn't evident at all
15th Apr 23, 11:11am
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Guy Trafford reviews that data released by the Ministry for the Environment on changes to greenhouse gas emissions. Rural progress is evident even if minor. Progress in the broad transport sector isn't evident at all
Government foreshadows new ETS sequestration categories but then creates yet another communication muddle
10th Dec 22, 9:49am
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Government foreshadows new ETS sequestration categories but then creates yet another communication muddle
Split-gas breaks the link to charging methane emissions based on contentious carbon dioxide equivalence. It opens the door to a levy based on research, development, extension and education (RDE&E) needs rather than simply a tax
30th Nov 22, 6:03pm
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Split-gas breaks the link to charging methane emissions based on contentious carbon dioxide equivalence. It opens the door to a levy based on research, development, extension and education (RDE&E) needs rather than simply a tax
Guy Trafford explains why he thinks the 'misinformation' the Minister of Agriculture complains about may be sourced back to his poor grasp and assessment of the issues facing farmers, especially sheep and beef farmers
30th Nov 22, 5:37pm
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Guy Trafford explains why he thinks the 'misinformation' the Minister of Agriculture complains about may be sourced back to his poor grasp and assessment of the issues facing farmers, especially sheep and beef farmers
Guy Trafford finds that New Zealand's pastoral base is being eroded, not just by pine forests, but also by lower production, fewer productivity inputs, and now by inflation and interest rate rises
26th Nov 22, 10:53am
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Guy Trafford finds that New Zealand's pastoral base is being eroded, not just by pine forests, but also by lower production, fewer productivity inputs, and now by inflation and interest rate rises
Guy Trafford finds the energy being expended at the COP climate conferences is having no meaningful impact. Covid was more effective. He also updates the efforts to save Mangaohane Station
24th Nov 22, 10:24am
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Guy Trafford finds the energy being expended at the COP climate conferences is having no meaningful impact. Covid was more effective. He also updates the efforts to save Mangaohane Station
Guy Trafford worries that the HWEN consultation may end up being reviewed by a minister who seems unsure about his ministry's advice and research
17th Nov 22, 6:51am
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Guy Trafford worries that the HWEN consultation may end up being reviewed by a minister who seems unsure about his ministry's advice and research
Guy Trafford wonders why the Government is effectively incentivising agriculture to reduce all the nation's GHG emissions when agriculture is responsible for less than half of it
11th Nov 22, 11:02am
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Guy Trafford wonders why the Government is effectively incentivising agriculture to reduce all the nation's GHG emissions when agriculture is responsible for less than half of it
Flawed Government messaging creates further heat in the agricultural GHG debate. There is lots of work still to be done
9th Nov 22, 9:58am
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Flawed Government messaging creates further heat in the agricultural GHG debate. There is lots of work still to be done
Guy Trafford sees important lessons to be learned here from the way the Aussie election played out, hardening attitudes to farming's 'slow' progress dealing with greenhouse gas emissions
25th May 22, 10:06am
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Guy Trafford sees important lessons to be learned here from the way the Aussie election played out, hardening attitudes to farming's 'slow' progress dealing with greenhouse gas emissions
Guy Trafford assesses how the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan will affect the agribusiness community, and notes that reception of the upcoming He Waka Eke Noa plan will be equally important
17th May 22, 10:24am
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Guy Trafford assesses how the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan will affect the agribusiness community, and notes that reception of the upcoming He Waka Eke Noa plan will be equally important
Guy Trafford reviews how the New Zealand pastoral agriculture sector compares with its carbon footprint; it's probably a marketing advantage
15th Feb 22, 4:29pm
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Guy Trafford reviews how the New Zealand pastoral agriculture sector compares with its carbon footprint; it's probably a marketing advantage
These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works
22nd Jan 22, 9:45am
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These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works
Angus Kebbell talks to North Canterbury farmer Fiona Bush about how her farm is responding to climate, water, land-use, and political changes. Utilising and relying on off-farm expert advice is becoming a bigger part of farm management
11th Aug 21, 12:23pm
Angus Kebbell talks to North Canterbury farmer Fiona Bush about how her farm is responding to climate, water, land-use, and political changes. Utilising and relying on off-farm expert advice is becoming a bigger part of farm management
Angus Kebbell talks with Grant Bunting of the Processor Working Group set up to help farmers work out their greenhouse gas footprint and build a plan to reduce it
2nd Aug 21, 9:19am
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Angus Kebbell talks with Grant Bunting of the Processor Working Group set up to help farmers work out their greenhouse gas footprint and build a plan to reduce it
Angus Kebbell talks with Ronlyn Duncan from Landcare about the support available for improving sustainability practices on farms
20th Jul 21, 10:26am
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Angus Kebbell talks with Ronlyn Duncan from Landcare about the support available for improving sustainability practices on farms
Angus Kebbell talks with Fraser McGougan, a Taneatua dairy farmer who has taken a very pro-active approach to the changing goal posts of 'sustainability', helping lead a substantial regional attitude shift on farms
13th Jul 21, 9:54am
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Angus Kebbell talks with Fraser McGougan, a Taneatua dairy farmer who has taken a very pro-active approach to the changing goal posts of 'sustainability', helping lead a substantial regional attitude shift on farms
Angus Kebbell talks with Rachael Halder about how one key project in the Aparima River basin is engaging all 600+ farms so that through modelling and monitoring, the actions of every farm plan will be linked to water quality outcomes
5th Jul 21, 9:12am
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Angus Kebbell talks with Rachael Halder about how one key project in the Aparima River basin is engaging all 600+ farms so that through modelling and monitoring, the actions of every farm plan will be linked to water quality outcomes