The latest report on New Zealand shows that greenhouse gas emissions are at their highest level since 1990.
The latest data shows that emissions had increased 23 percent since 1990. In 2014 the country emitted 81.1 million tonnes of climate-damaging gas.
The main areas for our greenhouse gases comes from the agriculture and energy sectors. They make up 89 percent of New Zealand’s climate-damaging emissions.
Agricultural emissions had increased 15 percent since 1990, while the energy sector increased 36 percent.
New Zealand’s per capita emissions were less than Australia’s but higher than the United Kingdom and Japan.