HortNZ submission on Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

17 Jul 2019

The horticulture sector is committed to responding to the challenges posed by climate change and contributing to the global effort under the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, whilst maintaining food production.

We are committed to working with the Government, Iwi and all sector participants to define and progress the changes necessary to achieve permanent emissions reductions benefiting the environment, social, cultural and economic sustainability of New Zealand’s rural and urban communities.

The horticulture sector will adapt to climate change, while enhancing our reputation for safe and sustainable fruit and vegetable production and maintaining our competitiveness in international markets.

We remain committed to producing healthy fruit and vegetables at a reasonable price for our domestic market.

Read the submission here.