Climate change

Climate change

New Zealand’s farming economy and on-farm productivity has a strong correlation with the climatic conditions and seasonal temperatures we experience.
Action on climate change – here and internationally – is crucial for New Zealand’s long-term economic, social and environmental wellbeing.
The agriculture sector is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand, making up approximately 48 per cent of our total emissions.

Emissions Trading Scheme in a snapshot-Under the overall scheme of the Emissions Trading Scheme ('ETS'), industrial sectors are limited in their greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the amount of gases backed by Emissions Trading Scheme units (NZUs) they hold.

What does this mean for you?

Whilst farmers may not be direct participants in the ETS yet, it is still in the deer industry's interests to reduce emissions. Find out what you can do in this section.