Note: Dairy is the major export in NZ. Without it, the economy will crash.
Agriculture would be given a five year window before being required to significantly cut emissions under a Green Party climate plan.
That would remove the Government's "main road block" to action on climate change and ensure farmers did their fair share, the party says.
The plan would also require 100 per cent renewable electricity generation should by 2030, and an immediate tree-planting programme, among other measures.
"Our climate plan shows how, with real leadership and a bit of Kiwi ingenuity, the Government can reduce our emissions by a respectable 40 per cent below 1990 levels," co-leader James Shaw said, at the launch of the 'Yes we can!' climate plan in Wellington today.
New Zealand needed to face-down the "terrifying truth" of climate change, Mr Shaw said, and not take the easy but futile option of "blocking our ears and covering our eyes".