Climate change response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill
We had our say on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which on setting the long-term targets for all greenhouse gas reductions by 2050. This included targets for long lived gases (including Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide) to get to net zero, and have reductions for biogenic methane. There are two main targets for biogenic methane put forward in the Bill. One calls for a 10% reduction in biological methane emissions by 2030. The other is reducing these emissions by somewhere between 24% and 47% by 2050.
What do we think about the targets in the Bill?
All of these targets are ambitious, but we’re up for the challenge. We believe, with the help of new tools and innovations, we can reach the 2030 target.
The upper end of the 2050 target will be much more of a challenge and we think it should be set at the bottom end of the range and reviewed against science.
One’s things for certain, achieving these targets will require everyone - farmers, industry, Government and researchers - to all pitch-in and do their bit, something we’re committed to doing.