A note on New Zealand's emissions reduction target

13 May 2019

To provide better understanding of how much warming a given level of biological methane emissions from agriculture causes, and over what time frame, the Commissioner contracted modelling for the Farms, forests and fossil fuels report.

The results were released as a note on New Zealand's methane emissions from livestock in advance of the full report to better inform the debate around emissions reduction targets for methane.

This additional note restates some of the key modelling elements of the Commissioner's contribution to the current conversation about climate mitigation targets to ensure they are properly understood and used appropriately.

Read more about Farms, forests and fossil fuels: The next great landscape transformation?

Read more about New Zealand's methane emissions from livestock

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