17 Dec 2015

Science solutions to agricultural emissions

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 17 December 2015
John Key says New Zealand is prepared to find a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its agriculture.

John Key says New Zealand is prepared to find a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its agriculture. Photo: PHOTO NZ

With the completion of the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris the government is suggesting a scientific solution to agricultural emissions will be a major part of New Zealand's contribution to keeping global warming at bay. Overall agriculture is estimated to be responsible for up to a third of global emissions and roughly half of New Zealand's emissions. New Zealand is part of a Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre based in Palmerston North. Dr Andy Reisinger is the centre's deputy director.