Story: Farming and the environment

Greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Greenhouse gas emissions by sector

In 1990 New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from major contributors totalled nearly 62 million tonnes. By 2005 the total had increased to about 77 million tonnes. This was due to a small increase from the industrial processes sector, an increase from about 32.5 to 37.5 million tonnes from agriculture, and an increase from about 23.6 to 33.5 million tonnes from the energy sector. The waste sector had reduced its contribution by about 0.6 million tonnes.

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Source: Ministry for the Environment, ‘New Zealand’s greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2006: an overview’ (last accessed 3 June 2008)

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Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - Biodiversity and greenhouse gas changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, published 24 Nov 2008