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NZ Government removes agriculture from ETS, disbands He Waka Eke Noa – NZ Herald 11 June 2024

Summarised by Centrist

The coalition Government has decided to exclude agriculture from the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and disband the climate change initiative, He Waka Eke Noa. The move, aimed at meeting climate obligations without harming Kiwi farms, includes establishing a new Pastoral Sector Group to address biogenic methane.

This decision has received mixed reactions, with the Green Party criticising it as a step back in climate action, while industry groups like Federated Farmers and Dairy NZ welcome the change.

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