PUT A PRICE ON FERTILISER EMISSIONS
Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is seriously nasty stuff. It is one of the key drivers of the intensive dairying that pollutes the climate more than any other industry, kills rivers and contaminates our drinking water.
Two companies - Ballance and Ravensdown - are responsible for distributing 98% of the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in New Zealand.
Right now, the Government is making decisions about how to reduce agricultural emissions but is letting the big agricultural polluters off the hook. The Climate Commission advised the Government to directly target these fertiliser companies for their climate-killing synthetic nitrogen fertiliser, but instead the Government is focusing on reducing emissions at the level of individual farms. This is an indirect and ineffective way to reduce agricultural emissions.
Join our call to make companies like Ravensdown and Ballance pay directly for their fertiliser emissions.