Farmer group welcomes NSW’s climate change law

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Farmers for Climate Action has welcomed the passage of the NSW Climate Change (Net Zero Future Bill), which was improved due to collaborative negotiations amongst diverse parties.

According to the group, the new bill will add a 70% emissions reduction target for 2035.

“It’s fantastic that the Government, the NSW Liberal Party, NSW Nationals, Greens and crossbenchers worked together to get an excellent result,” Farmers for Climate Action CEO Natalie Collard said.

She noted that the emissions reduction target has been enhanced to promote robust climate change action and a more secure farmers’ future.


“The NSW Coalition has shown what can be achieved with sensible collaboration: increased focus on regional communities paired with increased ambition. What a fantastic outcome,” she added.

“We congratulate all involved and hope politicians across Australia and around the world are watching.”

Additionally, the group welcomed the changes in the NSW laws that highlight the impact of climate change on rural communities and recognise rural communities’ hold in addressing the impacts of climate change.

Farmers for Climate Action outreach officer and farmer Peter Holding highlighted the significant role of rural communities in NSW in addressing climate impacts and promoting solutions.

“Our members across the state are improving their farming practices and adopting technology to reduce emissions so it’s great to see their knowledge will be formally recognised in these laws,” Holding said.