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Ministry for the Environment seek feedback for the emissions reduction plan

The Ministry for the Environment is seeking feedback on the emissions reduction plan discussion document.

As part of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, the Ministry for the Environment is required to publish the emissions reduction plan by 21 May 2022. This will set out how Aotearoa New Zealand will meet its climate targets.

Te hau mārohi ki anamata |Transitioning to a low-emission and climate resilient future is the discussion document that contains a range of policy ideas to decrease Aotearoa New Zealand's emissions that the Ministry for the Environment seeking feedback on.

Consultation on this document closes at 11.59pm on 24 November.

Overview of emissions targets

Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to this future means reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels. These targets require:

  • all greenhouse gases, other than biogenic methane, to reach net zero by 2050
  • emissions of biogenic methane to reduce to at least 10 per cent below 2017 levels by 2030, and to at least 24–47 per cent below 2017 levels by 2050.

To help meet the targets and manage the impacts for all New Zealanders, the Climate Change Response Act 2002 (CCRA) also establishes a system of emissions budgets and emissions reduction plans.

Find out more and how to have your say:

Ministry for the Environment - Consulting on New Zealand's emissions reduction plan | Ministry for the Environment

Discussion document for feedback: Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future: emissions reduction plan discussion document | Ministry for the Environment 


Te Tumu Paeroa is currently preparing a submission in response to Te hau mārohi ki anamata. 

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