Last year, the Government asked the Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC) to look into options to reduce agricultural emissions. The Ministry for the Environment used the ICCC’s recommendations, as well as conversations with leaders in the agriculture sector, to put together some proposed ways forward.
Their Action on Agricultural Emissions: Discussion Document proposes putting a price on agricultural emissions at farm level from 2025. There are also two options for managing emissions in the interim. These options are to put a price on emissions at processor level, or establish a formal sector-government agreement.
Catherine Leining has made a submission on this document.