“The right thing to do is for all us dairy farmers to try to pull our weight, do what we can and to find a way forward,” says dairy farmer George Moss.

Milk and Money: The True Cost of Dairy in Aotearoa is a six-part series exploring the dairy industry’s impact on the community, economy and environment of Aotearoa, and considering what a sustainable future for the industry could look like.

In Episode 4: Emissions, we explore the role of dairy in our climate profile, and the disastrous consequences for our country and planet if dairy doesn't join us in meeting our climate goals. 

Dairy cows represent a quarter of our emissions - more than our cars. While the industry has been resistant to making changes for climate in the past, we discover the cultural and technological shifts that could mean change is finally on the horizon.

Re: Journalist Baz Macdonald speaks to climate change chair of the Iwi Leaders Group Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kurī), dairy farmer and DairyNZ climate change ambassador George Moss, Zero Carbon Act national convenor Lisa McLaren, and VP of Biology at CH4 Global Michael Lakeman.

Watch the whole series here.

Made with the support of NZ on Air.