Emissions reduction plan

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 to be published in May 2022 as required by the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019.

The Emissions Reduction Plan will set 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.

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.

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