Livestock numbers would have to be reduced by up to 35% to achieve zero emissions ©123RF
Livestock numbers would have to be reduced by up to 35% to achieve zero emissions ©123RF

Cut livestock numbers to reduce emissions

10 April 2017

New Zealand may have to cut livestock numbers to meet its climate change targets, an independent report has said. It advises increasing a range of land uses.

Changes to agriculture, as well as improved supply chain efficiency, are necessary to meet climate change goals, according to a the report NetZero in New Zealand, written for Globe New Zealand, a cross-party group of MPs.

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