Climate change and the dairy sector
New Zealand has the lowest carbon footprint for milk in the world. However, in New Zealand, half of our emissions come from agriculture, and nearly a quarter come from dairy biological emissions (nitrous oxide and methane).
Climate change targets
This section will help you understand the latest Government decisions and announcements in the climate change space and how the sector is responding.
Dairy sector action
Dairy farmers with support from the wider dairy sector are taking the lead on finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Ways to reduce emissions
It is estimated that biological emissions can be reduced by up to 10 percent for the dairy sector with currently available farm management practices.