Latest ETS changes impotent without inclusion of agriculture
Wednesday, 27 March: The Government has announced
another range of changes to one of the country’s core
policies to combat climate change, the Emissions Trading
Agricultural emissions remain completely
excluded from the ETS.
Reacting to the changes Greenpeace
campaigner Gen Toop says the Government has, again, failed
to include the country's biggest climate polluter,
agriculture, into the ETS.
"No amount of tinkering with
the ETS will make it effective at dealing with climate
change if the dairy industry keeps getting given a free pass
for their massive climate pollution.
fuelled by synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is polluting the
climate and threatening life as we know it. This Government
needs to put agriculture into the ETS at 100%,
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