Farmers will be expected work harder than most to reduce their emissions under the Zero Carbon Bill, Wanganui Federated Farmers provincial president Mike Cranstone says.

The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon Amendment) Bill was introduced to Parliament on May 8.

He said the science behind it was not well explained. If it had been, people would realise farmers had not been "let off the hook".

Instead, he said, farmers would be shouldering an extra burden, expected to reduce methane emissions from animals by 10 per cent by 2030 while users of fossil fuels have until 2050 to get their carbon

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