Everyone is moving too slow in phansing out Animal Agriculture. We need to phase it out completely within the next 15 years and begin with a breeding ban, especially in drought prone zones.
NZ’s zero carbon bill includes targets for agricultural methane
New Zealand has introduced a new bill that aims to bring emissions of long-lived greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. A separate target has been set for methane emissions from agriculture, with planned cuts of 10% by 2030 and 24% to 47% by 2050.
See media coverage and reactions here:
- Stuff: Zero Carbon Bill: Who supports it and who doesn't
- Federated Farmers of New Zealand: Government's target for methane will change the country, not the climate
- Al Jazeera: New Zealand unveils ambitious plan to go carbon neutral by 2050
Read the full story here (The Conversation), read more about the bill on the New Zealand government website here, and read Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s press release here. See also the Foodsource resource How can we tackle GHG emissions in the food system?
This region of Oceania comprises Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. Its ecozone forms a distinct region with a common geologic and evolutionary history which has resulted in a set of unique types of animals and plants. Due to the reverse seasonality with the US and Europe, much food produce is exported to these countries in the winter from Australia and New Zealand. Except for the lush rainforest of Queensland and the east, much of the Australia is arid and unsuitable for arable agriculture. The country is considered highly vulnerable to climate change and associated impacts including droughts and wildfires.