Emissions reduction plan
The New Zealand government has released its Emissions Reduction Plan which sets out its polices and programmes for the first emission reduction period as required by the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019.
The independent Climate Change Commission published its advice in June 2021 and Government set out in the discussion document matters of the advice for which further public consultation was required.
In August 2021 the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment published a discussion document Te hau mārohi ki anamata - Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future setting out possible policies for reducing emissions which would be included within the Emissions Reduction Plan.
The Emissions Reduction Plan sets out the policies and strategies Aotearoa New Zealand will take to meet its first emissions budget, helping to transition to a low-emissions future in a way that is achievable and affordable.
Click on the links below to view:
- Aotearoa New Zealand's First Emissions Reduction Plan - Te hau mārohi ki anamata Towards a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
- Bioenergy sector read to ensure success of the Emission Reductions Plan - media release
- Bioenergy Association Wood Energy Interest Group (WEIG) response to Emissions Reduction Plan discussion paper (24 Nov 2021)
- Bioenergy Association Wood Energy Interest Group (WEIG) - response to Emissions Reduction Plan discussion paper - An Energy Matching Strategy for NZ slides (24 Nov 2021)
- Climate Change Commission 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation - the draft advice is about the direction of policy necessary to put Aotearoa on a pathway to quickly, significantly and permanently reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Bioenergy Association's response to the Climate Change Commission draft advice on the first three emissions budgets and on policy direction for the Government's first emissions reduction plan.
- Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa - Advice to the New Zealand Government on its first three emissions budgets and direction for its emissions reduction plan 2022 – 2025