Afforestation Grant Scheme now open for business

Gorman, Peter
August 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2008, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p24
The article offers information on the New Zealand government's Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS). Minister of Forestry Jim Anderson launched the scheme in July 2008, which serves as on of the government initiatives directed at addressing the effects of climate change. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) administers the contestable fund directed at encouraging additional forestry planting. An alternative for landowners to the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative or the proposed New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is offered to encourage greater levels of greenhouse gas absorption by increasing the area of forests that are Kyoto-compliant in New Zealand.


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