The Climate Change Commission releases New Zealand’s first comprehensive plan to cut emissions, calling on the government to “pick up the pace”.
If agricultural land was used to grow crops, it would limit methane emissions from livestock, but not store a substantial amount of carbon. Growing trees is what makes the difference.
Food choices make a difference to the climate impact of our diet. Every step towards eating a more plant-based diet results in lower emissions, better population health and reduced healthcare costs.
There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein (largely from legumes).
A new report suggests New Zealand should rethink climate policy and use forests to offset only agricultural emissions, which make up half of the country’s total emissions, and not carbon dioxide.
New Zealand has set itself a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and a recent report by the Productivity Commission lays out how it could hit that target.
The year is 2067. The world has gone vegan and ‘meat’ is only a horrific memory.
What are the issues facing rural and regional Australia? The challenges are many and varied – and only some have made the national political agenda – but these areas deserve better than neglect.
Dietary changes make a big difference to both people and planet.
Cows are one of the least efficient ways to go from field to fork.