TITLE

Sustainable land management and climate change

AUTHOR(S)
Hocking, Denis; Milne, Patrick
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association's (NZFFA) response to the government document, "Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change." Local farm foresters view the document as essentially flawed in its approach to mitigate climate change and it serves as a major impediment to the sensible use of trees on farmland. Proposals to penalize deforestation and limiting payment for carbon credits to forests established after 2007 according to the NZFFA are counter-productive, inequitable and fosters a sense of cynicism and lack of confidence in a government that fails to acknowledge the economic and environmental value of the farm forestry model. The Afforestation Grants Scheme requires a visible forestry program refined by inputs from forest advocacy groups.
ACCESSION #
25400192

 

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