Five Reasons why measuring GHGs is important

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Here are five reasons why it's important to measure greenhouse gases:

  1. To understand trends and identify how much agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions relative to other sectors both nationally and internationally
  2. To develop effective ways to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, e.g. identifying naturally low methane
    emitting animals for breeding programmes
  3. To find out whether actions intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are effective when they are applied in practice
  4. To meet international obligations to monitor progress against commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and subsequent agreements
  5. To enable companies to monitor and report on their greenhouse gas footprint.

Download a poster pdf 5Reasons-MeasuringGHGs.pdf (4.47MB)

Further reading


Reducing New Zealand's agricultural greenhouse gases: How we measure emissions


What are respiration chambers?

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