He Waka Eke Noa releases discussion document on farm emissions levies

Two options for how farmers could pay for their on-farm emissions have been released for discussion.

This is a consequence of the government’s announcement in 2019 that the sector would have to start paying for emissions from 2025.

As RNZ recalled in a report today, the industry was given time to develop a way to measure and price them.

The government said if no credible alternative was put forward agriculture would be put into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

RNZ says:

He Waka Eke Noa – The Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership which includes Beef and Lamb New Zealand, Federated Farmers and DairyNZ – today released a discussion document with two options. Continue reading