Schedule 5 Primary sector climate change commitments

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Schedule 5: inserted, on 23 June 2020, by section 202 of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 22).

Farm emissions reporting

(1)

For 25% of farms in New Zealand, a person responsible for farm management holds a documented annual total of on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, by methods and definitions accepted by the He Waka Eke Noa Steering group, by 31 December 2021.

(2)

For all farms in New Zealand, a person responsible for farm management holds a documented annual total of on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, by methods and definitions accepted by the He Waka Eke Noa Steering group, by 31 December 2022.

(3)

A pilot of a farm-level accounting and reporting system has been completed by 1 January 2024 across a range of farm types.

(4)

A system for farm-level accounting and reporting of 2024 agricultural greenhouse gas emissions at farm level is in use by all farms by 1 January 2025.

Farm plans

(5)

Guidance is provided to farmers on how to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions through farm planning by 1 January 2021.

(6)

A quarter of farms have a written plan in place to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions by 1 January 2022.

(7)

All farms have a written plan in place to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions by 1 January 2025.