NZ Herald: Groser optimistic after agricultural greenhouse gases meeting

Brian Fallow writes in the New Zealand Herald that the government is pleased with the outcome of the first Global Research Alliance (GRA) meeting.

The GRA will divide into three work streams, with New Zealand and the Netherlands co-ordinating all the work to be done on livestock emissions.

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“The alliance is intended to increase connectivity between the research efforts of member countries, identify gaps in existing research and look for opportunities for collaboration.

“Even though agriculture is responsible for around 14 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – similar to the contribution from transport – there has been comparatively little research on how to reduce them, largely because it is a much bigger problem for developing countries than developed ones.