Nearly half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from sheep and cattle. To reduce them, the government is negotiating a plan to tax farmers for methane emissions, beginning in 2025. The tax is part of an effort to reduce agricultural emissions by 24 to 27 percent by 2050.
“The proposal includes incentives for farmers who reduce emissions through feed additives, while on-farm forestry can be used to offset emissions,” reports Reuters. “Revenue from the scheme will be invested in research, development and advisory services for farmers.”
According to EcoWatch, adding seaweed to animal feed can reduce animals’ production of methane.
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