“An area of delegation interest was New Zealand’s approach to water. It was acknowledged that as coal was the global currency of success of the 19th century, and oil and gas of the 20th century, it is likely water will become a strategic asset for the 21st century. NZ has abundance of water, an opportunity to use it for economic and environmental outcomes that could be world leading. A largely decarbonised NZ economy in 2050 will need close to twice the renewable generation that it has today. Low emissions food and fibre is expected to be in high demand. Opportunities exist to synthesis both opportunities in a way that can demonstrate to the world that feeding the world with high value low emissions food is possible.”

Todd Muller MP

Spokesperson for Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Forestry, National Party of New Zealand