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Greenhouse Gas reduction targets and the role of Methane and Nitrous Oxide on farms

This fact sheet looks at the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, the role of methane and nitrous oxide, and practical steps to address your on-farm emissions.

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BNZ

He Waka Eke Noa explained

The Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership - He Waka Eke Noa, is a world first partnership, established in response to the Government's proposal to price agricultural greenhouse gas emissions through the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS).
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DairyNZ

AgMatters - He Waka Eke Noa

"With nearly half New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions coming from agriculture, the primary sector has a key role to play in helping meet our international and domestic commitments. 
On this page: What is He Waka Eke Noa? What does this mean for farmers? When will decisions be made?"

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MPI

E-Check - the arable Greenhouse Gas Calculator

E-Check is a greenhouse gas emissions calculator which has been developed specifically for use in arable and mixed arable systems.

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FAR - Foundation for Arable Research

Biogenic methane from ruminant animals and nitrous oxide from agricultural soils

Understand where methane and nitrous oxide emissions on farm come from

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AgMatters - Government and climate change

The Government is taking active steps to move New Zealand towards lower greenhouse gas emissions and greater resilience to a changing climate. This includes international and domestic reduction targets, a Climate Change Commission, changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme and the He Waka Eke Noa partnership on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

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MPI

GHG calculator - Know Your Numbers

By 2022, every sheep and beef farmer should ‘know their numbers’ – that is, have calculated their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and sequestration. Funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership, the GHG Calculator is a tool for red meat farmers to measure and report on-farm GHG emissions and sequestration. It is simple, accurate and reflects the individual farm’s situation

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Greenhouse gas management and mitigation for sheep and beef farmers

New Zealand’s agricultural sector has a role to play to contribute to meeting specific greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, as part of international commitments on climate change and in the Zero Carbon Act.

This resource looks at some of the options available to reduce GHG emissions on Sheep and Beef properties

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Know your numbers

Being prepared for the future means 'knowing your numbers' in relation to both profit and environmental performance indicators to give clarity on potential adaption required for your farm system.

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DairyNZ

AgMatters - Know your numbers

Knowing what your farm’s greenhouse gas emissions are and where they come from is the first step towards reducing them. All farmers and growers in New Zealand will have to know their greenhouse gas numbers by December 2022 and have a written plan in place for managing them by December 2024.

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MPI

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