Proposed improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

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This consultation has closed

The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is New Zealand’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions so it’s important that it is a credible and well-functioning scheme that helps us meet our climate change targets.

There are two sets of proposed improvements to the ETS.

  • The first set proposes to strengthen the ETS framework so that it is a credible and well-functioning scheme that helps us meet our climate change targets. Read the consultation document about these improvements here.

  • The second set relates to forestry and proposes changes to reduce complexity and other barriers to forestry owners being part of the scheme. Read the discussion document and related information about these improvements on the MPI website here

A decision about whether agriculture will be included in the ETS isn’t part of the consultation. This decision will be made next year.

The consultation on the proposed improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme closed on 21 September 2018 at 5pm. Thank you for sharing your views.

The next step is for us to work through the submissions and feedback received during the consultation and to provide advice to Cabinet – please refer to the timeline in the right-hand panel.

To receive updates on the process, including an alert once the summary of submissions has been published, please subscribe to our email database via the form in the right-hand panel.

If you have not yet received acknowledgement of your submission contact us at etsconsultation@mfe.govt.nz.

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