8th June 2022 Climate Change / Emissions
The partnership says its proposal will help farmers and growers transition to lower-emissions food production while maintaining viable businesses.
Food system stakeholders have broadly welcomed the new plan but have called for more detail around the almost-$3bn allocated on initiatives over the next four years.
The govt wants to accelerate the decarbonisation of freight and encourage the use of more electric trucks.
New Zealand’s fisheries and land-based primary industries are two of the most exposed sectors to climate change and the failure of firms to adapt will impact their viability, says the government’s proposed plan to deal with the issue.
Reducing the use of fuel for manufacturing helped cut New Zealand’s emissions, according to the Greenhouse Gas Inventory report from the Ministry for the Environment.
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it clear that a plan to cut emissions is needed now, according to Minister of Climate Change James Shaw.
Climate change will disrupt food production and increase food insecurity for millions of people, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Derek Handley’s climate tech firm Aera VC has raised US$30m to invest in startups tackling sustainability across all sectors including food.
The world’s main sources of food will suffer if temperatures keep rising, increasing insecurity and wiping billions off the global food economy.
The industry needs to convert the equivalent energy used by one or two very large dairy factories every year to meet the 2050 net zero emissions goal.
The Climate Change Commission’s final report has been met with mixed reaction from food industry groups.
The government has moved to ban new low to medium temperature coal burners from next year.
“B+LNZ is continuing to meet with scientists and the Commission to inform the submission we’ll make on the draft advice, on behalf of our levy payers.”
Hawke’s Bay has a “short window of time” to act against climate change.
The majority of kūmara varieties may not survive rising global temperatures, according to new international research. Peruvian and French researchers from the International Potato Centre tested nearly 2,000 sweet potato MORE »