Greenhouse gases and climate change affects all New Zealanders. The New Zealand Government has an economy-wide target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Zero Carbon Bill
The Zero Carbon Bill is progressing through Parliament this year, requiring all sectors to think about how they’ll reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Dairy Action for Climate Change
DairyNZ is committed to build the foundation to support dairy farmers and the wider dairy industry to address on-farm methane and nitrous emissions.
Greenhouse gases in dairy
The main agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) are methane and nitrous oxide. Methane is produced in the rumen of the cows by methanogen microbes.
The management and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a global effort. New Zealand is involved in international agreements for GHG emissions.