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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Climate Change

He Waka Eke Noa moots farm-level levy as ETS alternative 8th June 2022 /

He Waka Eke Noa moots farm-level levy as ETS alternative

The partnership says its proposal will help farmers and growers transition to lower-emissions food production while maintaining viable businesses.


Emissions Reduction Plan welcomed by food stakeholders – with caveats 17th May 2022

Emissions Reduction Plan welcomed by food stakeholders – with caveats

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.


Food, freight, fuel focus for F&B in govt’s Emissions Reduction Plan 16th May 2022 /

Food, freight, fuel focus for F&B in govt’s Emissions Reduction Plan

The govt wants to accelerate the decarbonisation of freight and encourage the use of more electric trucks.


Govt climate change plan: Primary, fisheries industries need to adapt 28th April 2022

Govt climate change plan: Primary, fisheries industries need to adapt

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.


Less fuel use in manufacturing helps reduce emissions 13th April 2022 /

Less fuel use in manufacturing helps reduce emissions

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.


IPCC report confirms case for emissions reduction plan – Shaw 6th April 2022 /

IPCC report confirms case for emissions reduction plan – Shaw

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.


IPCC: Climate change will disrupt food production, increase insecurity 1st March 2022 /

IPCC: Climate change will disrupt food production, increase insecurity

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 US$30m fund seeks green food investments 23rd February 2022 /

Derek Handley’s US$30m fund seeks green food investments

Derek Handley’s climate tech firm Aera VC has raised US$30m to invest in startups tackling sustainability across all sectors including food.


IPCC: Crops, livestock, fisheries at risk from climate change 10th August 2021 /

IPCC: Crops, livestock, fisheries at risk from climate change

The world’s main sources of food will suffer if temperatures keep rising, increasing insecurity and wiping billions off the global food economy.


Emissions transition could cost food processing up to $200m annually 10th June 2021

Emissions transition could cost food processing up to $200m annually

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.


Mixed reception from industry for climate change report 10th June 2021

Mixed reception from industry for climate change report

The Climate Change Commission’s final report has been met with mixed reaction from food industry groups.


Coal boiler ban and co-investment as govt pushes decarbonisation 9th April 2021

Coal boiler ban and co-investment as govt pushes decarbonisation

The government has moved to ban new low to medium temperature coal burners from next year.


Listen to B+LNZ webinar on Climate Change Commission 12th March 2021 /

Listen to B+LNZ webinar on Climate Change Commission

“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.”


Climate change threat to Hawke’s Bay food supply – report 6th November 2020

Climate change threat to Hawke’s Bay food supply – report

Hawke’s Bay has a “short window of time” to act against climate change.


Kūmara at risk of climate change 6th October 2020

Kūmara at risk of 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 »