Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Funding available for greenhouse gas mitigation research

Funding available for greenhouse gas mitigation research

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is pleased to announce funding to support New Zealand scientists in submitting proposals to the Australian Filling the Research Gap programme.

The Australian Filling the Research Gap (FtRG) programme is administered by the Australian Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). It will invest A$201 million (NZ$244 million) over six years to support research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, sequester carbon and enhance sustainable agricultural practices.

The funding support for New Zealand scientists will be provided as part of New Zealand’s participation in the Global Research Alliance, which is focused on collaborative research, development and extension of technologies and practices that will help deliver ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.

‘We strongly encourage New Zealand scientists to make applications under the FtRG program,” Trish Ranstead, Manager for International Relations at MPI, says, “This type of global cooperation is exactly what we intended to occur through the Alliance network and strengthens the agricultural research capacity of all participants”.

A total of approximately NZ$2 million has been allocated by MPI to this initiative for agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation research.

Applications close for New Zealand scientists wanting to be considered at 5pm on 23 January 2013. For more information on the process and time schedule please go to http://www.maf.govt.nz/environment-natural-resources/climate-change/international-response-to-climate-change/global-research-alliance.aspx (under Research and Development Investment)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news