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Climate Change: Know your number, have a plan I He Waka Eke Noa

By the end of 2022, New Zealand farmers & growers need to know their greenhouse gas numbers, so where do you even start?

What tools are there to measure livestock’s nitrous oxide and methane emissions or your on-farm sequestration rate?

In this week’s Sarah’s Country Opinion Maker we break-down the Climate Change Commission's advice and He Waka Eke Noa: The Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership’s key milestones with our guests:

  • Kelly Forster - He Waka Eke Noa programme director

  • Nick Tait - DairyNZ senior solutions and development specialist

  • Corina Jordan - Beef + Lamb NZ environmental policy manager

  • Rick Burke - Pukekauri Farms, Bay of Plenty, who has had their farm’s greenhouse gas (GHG) numbers independently researched and verified.

With collective evidence pastoral farming in New Zealand can demonstrate its carbon position and bring context to its contribution to global warming.

“Telling the story of the positive climate impacts of sheep and beef farming and backing it with the evidence is vital to help counter the consumer resistance to eating red meat,” Rick Burke

For practical information, backed by science, to help farmers and growers get to grips with climate change, visit https://www.agmatters.nz/

To learn more about He Waka Eke Noa: The Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, visithttps://hewakaekenoa.nz/

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