Cows, sheep and science: a scientific perspective on biological emissions from agriculture

Andy Reisinger, Cecile de Klein, Dave Frame, Martin Manning, Michele Hollis, Mike Harvey, Suzi Kerr
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Biological emissions from agriculture (methane and nitrous oxide) make up almost half New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions, so their importance relative to carbon dioxide is of particular policy interest. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research brought together a group of New Zealand climate change and agriculture specialists to respond to questions posed by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on the science. 

The paper finds that the overriding need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is scientifically uncontentious. For the climate to stabilise, net carbon dioxide emissions must ultimately be cut to zero. ...

See also

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Climate change and agriculture: Understanding the biological greenhouse gases

Last updated: 2016-10-26