By New Zealand correspondent Kerri Ritchie
ABC News Online, Tue Aug 11, 2009
The New Zealand Government has announced targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions - but environmentalists believe they do not go far enough.
New Zealand's emissions make up less than 0.5 per cent of mankind's overall greenhouse gas pollution.
But the country is in a tricky position because half of its greenhouse gases come from the highly-profitable agricultural sector.
The Government now says it will cut emissions by between 10 and 20 per cent of 1990 levels.
But Barry Coates from Oxfam believes it is a cop-out.
"The losers here are the people from the developing world who stand to suffer from climate change, including our Pacific neighbours," he said.
New Zealand will set a final target after it takes part in negotiations at the climate change conference in Copenhagen later this year.