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26 May 2019 00:03:11

Rising greenhouse gas emissions show the need for action on climate change

Posted: 11 Apr 2019

New Zealand’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions increased 2.2 per cent between 2016 and 2017, and have increased by 23.1 per cent between 1990 and 2017.  Net emissions, which are New Zealand’s gross emissions minus carbon dioxide absorbed by forestry, have increased by 65 per cent since 1990.

New Zealand’s two largest contributing sectors for gross emissions in 2017 were agriculture (48.1 per cent) and energy (40.7 per cent). Read the announcement.