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New Zealand say changes in agriculture key to be carbon neutral by 2050


New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nation’s new climate change minister said as world leaders met in Germany to try to tackle global warming.

James Shaw, leader of the country’s Green Party, said New Zealand was a developed country but had an emission profile of a developing country due to agriculture which accounted for nearly half of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2015.

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