Fran O’Sullivan of the NZ Herald about New Zealand’s role, and its agenda, at the recent Copenhagen climate talks.
Of particular note is the international research alliance to be headed by New Zealand, which will devoted to examining how best to mitigate agricultural emissions.
An excerpt: (read in full here)
“But irrespective of the flim-flam at Copenhagen, NZ is set to drive forward the global agenda to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“In March, representatives from up to 30 nations that are signing up for the global alliance will come to New Zealand for a summit on agriculture emissions.
“This is serious stuff.
“Each country is expected to field at least two representatives who are likely to be a policy wonk and a scientist.
“The alliance will develop new farming approaches and develop environmental technologies that reduce emissions from livestock, crops and rice production.”