24 Nov 2021

Greenpeace wants govt agribusiness partnership ended

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 24 November 2021

Environmental campaigners want the government to pull the plug on a voluntary agribusiness industry partnership because it fails to reduce agricultural emissions.

In 2019 the Government announced the sector would have to start paying for emissions from 2025, and the industry was given time to develop a way to measure and price them.

It said that if no credible alternative was put forward - agriculture would be put into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

He Waka Eke Noa - the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership has now released two options, but critics say neither will cut emissions.

Greenpeace Aotearoa campaigner Christine Rose spoke to Corin Dann.