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Time for a NZ Emissions Trading Scheme to include native trees | Andrew Luddington

Updated: Apr 28

Driving carbon credits as the only way forward has seen a monoculture mindset in New Zealand forestry and a Canterbury farmer is calling for our Emissions Trading Scheme to include agriculture must be adapted to include native trees to improve biodiversity outcomes.

UK-born, Rakaia-based crop & sheep farmer and passionate conservationist, Andrew Luddington, shared his opinion on how we need to make native trees a priority in policy making.

“Our emissions trading scheme is based on an international standard and doesn’t take into account the unique nature of New Zealand’s vision for biodiversity,” explains Andrew.

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