Advocacy update for farmers – winter grazing, carbon farming, emissions pricing and biodiversity
The following was emailed to farmers on 28 September 2022.
Responding to valid concerns about emissions pricing
B+LNZ is aware of some debate about the recommended emissions pricing option sent to the Government in May and we want to let you know we understand your concerns.
Partners committed to He Waka Eke Noa
The following was emailed to farmers on 24 August 2022.
Appropriate metric needed for methane measurement
The widely-used GWP 100 metric is not fit for purpose when accounting for the warming impact of methane in countries where methane emissions are stable or decreasing.
Industry groups call for hold on winter grazing rules
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is working with other industry groups to call for the winter grazing rules to be put on hold until November 2023 as the Government has failed to implement crucial elements.
Advocacy update: biodiversity and sequestration
Farmers are grappling with an unprecedented amount of new and proposed environmental rules. Here’s an update on what B+LNZ is doing to get the best outcomes for farmers.
Carbon workshops a big hit with farmers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Trees within Farms: Opportunities with Carbon workshops are a big hit with farmers throughout the county.
Biodiversity submission guidance
The following was emailed to farmers on 13 July.
GWP* a hot topic on US and UK visits
Climate change and the need for countries to measure methane more accurately were high on the agenda during Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) recent trips to the United Kingdom and United States.
Update on indigenous biodiversity
The following was emailed to farmers on 7 July. UPDATE: due to technical issues, some farmers may not have received this email or may receive it late – we apologise for this.
Update on B+LNZ’s advocacy on carbon farming
We’ve repeatedly called for urgent Government action on the wholesale conversion of sheep and beef farms for carbon farming. B+LNZ is not anti-forestry and sees huge opportunities for the integration of trees on farms. Here’s an update on our work in this area.
More on how emissions pricing could affect you
Farmers are telling us they want to know what agricultural emissions pricing could mean for their businesses. While the Government has yet to make a decision on the system and prices, B+LNZ is working on guidance on how to estimate potential costs using existing tools.