New Zealand has introduced a new bill that aims to bring emissions of long-lived greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. A separate target has been set for methane emissions from agriculture, with planned cuts of 10% by 2030 and 24% to 47% by 2050.
See media coverage and reactions here:
- Stuff: Zero Carbon Bill: Who supports it and who doesn't
- Federated Farmers of New Zealand: Government's target for methane will change the country, not the climate
- Al Jazeera: New Zealand unveils ambitious plan to go carbon neutral by 2050
Read the full story here (The Conversation), read more about the bill on the New Zealand government website here, and read Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s press release here. See also the Foodsource resource How can we tackle GHG emissions in the food system?