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Reaction to the report on Greenhouse gases

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/10/2016


* "The report is consistent with the government's view that mitigation of greenhouse gases from agriculture is difficult and requires a multi-pronged approach" - Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

* "Planting the right trees, in the right place at the right time, can buy us time to find options to reduce biological emissions from agriculture - the government is supporting these efforts" - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

* "We've always insisted agricultural emissions should be measured and monitored from the farm level, not from processors - it's good to see the commissioner coming around to this way of thinking" - Federated Farmers.

* "The report confirms that expanding industrial agriculture and meeting our international climate commitments are not compatible" - Greenpeace.

* "The evidence in today's report means that the government has to come up with more than platitudes" - Labour's climate change spokeswoman Megan Woods.

* "National needs to be straight up with farmers and make it clear that business-as-usual farming can't continue if we are to maintain a safe climate for this and future generations" - Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

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