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He Waka Eke Noa

The Joint Action Plan on Primary Sector Emissions (He Waka Eke Noa) is an innovative partnership to reduce primary sector emissions.

View the official Ministry for the Environment He Waka Eke Noa website

What is He Waka Eke Noa?

In late 2019, the agricultural sector and government agreed to work together to establish a regulatory framework to measure, manage and reduce on-farm agriculture greenhouse gas emissions and enable farmers to adapt to climate change.

This new and innovative Joint Action Plan on Primary Sector Emissions is called He Waka Eke Noa. 

The partnership approach gives farmers input into the process and means they’ll be better enabled to take action on climate change on-farm. By 2025 He Waka Eke Noa aims to ensure all farmers are: 

  • including climate change mitigation and adaptation in their farm business and environment plans 
  • calculating their net greenhouse gas emissions and being incentivised to take action on climate change through an appropriate pricing mechanism for emissions.

Key information  

Find more information about the key milestones and workstreams on the Ministry for the Environment’s website.

B+LNZ’s role 

B+LNZ is one of 13 partners involved in He Waka Eke Noa. B+LNZ is represented on the steering group, which was appointed by Government and the Food and Fibre Leaders Forum, by Jeremy Baker, our Chief Insights Officer. Jeremy is charged with:

  • analysing the risks and opportunities facing the sheep and beef sector,
  • identifying what the sector needs to know, and
  • helping people decide what action to take in response to those issues.

Learn more about the partners and steering group members on the Ministry for the Environment’s website.

Find out more

Contact B+LNZ's Jeremy Baker with questions about He Waka Eke Noa.

We will provide farmers with more information about He Waka Eke Noa as the programme progresses.