Greenpeace response to Regional Emissions profile released today by Great South
Thursday, 12 December: Great South has today released a profile of Southland’s emission sources for the 2018 calendar year. It shows that agricultural-related emissions were identified to be the largest emission source for Southland, representing 69% of overall gross emissions.
"Southland's single biggest climate criminal is industrial dairying. There are too many cows," says Greenpeace campaigner Gen Toop.
"This latest report confirms industrial dairying is Southlands dirtiest industry. We urgently need fewer cows if we are going to address the climate and water crises.
"Southland’s councils must take heed of this report, reduce regional cow numbers, regulate the phase out of use climate wrecking synthetic fertiliser and invest in more plant-based regenerative farming".