Carbon farming: fighting New Zealand’s agricultural emissions

Agriculture accounts for almost half of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand. It’s one reason the government is encouraging farmers to grow trees for carbon credits, which can then be sold, mainly to large companies looking to offset their emissions. Juliet Speedy meets a couple of New Zealand’s carbon farmers and explores exactly how the scheme works.

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Behavioural nudging: an effective way to promote food sustainability?

We may not realise it, but every day, decisions we make about food could be influenced by behavioural nudges. Nudges are things like the smell of baking in a supermarket, or the placement of sweets by the checkout. Studies show that nudging can produce results, but can it be harnessed to promote food sustainability?

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