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Climate change publications

General publications | Emissions trading publications | Consultation documents | Reporting | Technical reports | Local government reports | Case studies | Cabinet papers

General publications

Name Date Reference
New Zealand's Guidelines and Procedures for Track 1 Joint Implementation under the Kyoto Protocol May 2011 ME 1051

Gazetting New Zealand's 2050 target - summary of submissions (PDF, 182 KB)

March 2011 ME 1048

Gazetting New Zealand's 2050 Emissions Target

January 2011 INFO 570
Land-use and Carbon Analysis System: Satellite imagery interpretation guide for land-use classes
2nd Edition
July 2012 ME 1098
Measuring carbon emissions from land-use change and forestry: The New Zealand Land-use and Carbon Analysis System June 2010 INFO 527
Stakeholder Progress Report July 2009 INFO 428
New Zealand's 2020 Emissions Target July 2009 INFO 422
Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol: New Zealand Guidelines and Procedures for Investment February 2009 ME914
Climate Change Leadership Forum: SME 'Cost of Carbon' Campaign Outline (PDF, 215 KB) January 2009 CR60
Managing Organisational Carbon Emissions September 2008 INFO 337
Looking at LUCAS Various Various
Making Good Decisions – Climate Change Effects December 2007 INFO 242
Adapting to the impacts of climate change October 2007 INFO 225
Map of regional climate impacts April 2011 INFO 595, 596
Protecting People and the Environment: Briefing to the incoming Minister for the Environment Election 2005 October 2005  
Wellington City Council's Journey to Work - Staff Survey March 2005  
To Keep Your Environment Cool… keep your appliances healthy June 2001 ME402A
Climate change impacts on New Zealand June 2001 ME396
Climate change: Impacts on New Zealand June 2001 INFO 95
Climate change: New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions   INFO 97

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Emissions trading publications

Name Date Reference

ETS Operational Policy – Landfill Exemptions

May 2012 CR 123
Proposal to exempt small and remote landfills May 2012 INFO 645
Industrial Allocation Update e-newsletters Various Various
Emissions trading bulletin No 18: Call for data from rose growers May 2010 INFO 498
Emissions trading bulletin No 17: Call for data from growers of cucumbers, fresh capsicums and fresh tomatoes May 2010 INFO 496
Supplementary Industrial Allocation Guide to Data Collection: Bottoming cycle co-generation plant April 2010 INFO 489
Development of Industrial Allocation Regulations under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Summary of Submissions April 2010 ME 1004
Supplementary Industrial Allocation Guide to Data Collection: Multiple Products April 2010 INFO 488
Industrial Allocation Guide to Data Collection March 2010 ME 1010
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Draft Fishing Allocation Plan Consultation Document March 2010 ME 1003
Industrial allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
(NZ ETS) Factsheet
December 2009 ME 468
Guide to Reporting for Natural Gas Activities under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2009 ME 987
Guide to Reporting for Waste Combustion Activities under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2009 ME 986
Guide to Reporting for Coal Activities under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2009 ME 985
Development of Industrial Allocation Regulations under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2009 ME 984
Guide to Reporting for Geothermal Fluid Activities under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2009 ME 983
Guide to Reporting for Industrial Process Activities under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2009 ME 982
Emissions trading bulletin No 16: Climate Change (General Exemptions) Order 2009 December 2009 INFO 460
Reporting Guidance for the Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes and Liquid Fossil Fuels sectors under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme October 2009 ME 951
Emissions trading bulletin No. 15: Climate Change (Unique Emissions Factors) Regulations 2009 October 2009 INFO 444
Emissions trading bulletin No. 14: Climate Change (Other Removal Activities) Regulations 2009 October 2009 INFO 443
Emissions trading bulletin No. 13: Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations 2009 October 2009 INFO 442
Emissions trading bulletin No. 12: Industrial allocation update September 2009 INFO 441
Emissions trading bulletin No. 11: Summary of the proposed changes to the NZ ETS September 2009 INFO 440
Emissions Trading Bulletin 10: Draft climate change regulations for stationary energy, industrial processes and liquid fossil fuels

June 2009

INFO 408
Establishing Unique Emissions Factors for the Emissions Trading Scheme October-December 2008 CR 61
Emissions Trading Bulletin 9: Climate Change (Liquid Fossil Fuels) Regulations 2008 October 2008 INFO 344
Emissions Trading Bulletin 8: Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations 2008: draft for consultation October 2008 INFO 338
Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme green paper – Proposed approach on allocation July 2008  
Emissions Trading Bulletin 7: Dates of commencement for Emissions Trading Scheme participant obligations June 2008 INFO 286
Emissions Trading Bulletin 6: A guide to the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill as reported back to Parliament by the Finance and Expenditure Committee: Renewable Preference June 2008 INFO 285
Emissions Trading Bulletin 5: A guide to the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill as reported back to Parliament by the Finance and Expenditure Committee: Emissions Trading June 2008 INFO 284
Synthetic Greenhouse Gases and the Emissions Trading Scheme June 2008 CR43
Deforestation Liabilities – Allocation to Pre-1990 Forests May 2008 CR59
Emissions Trading Bulletin 4: The Climate Change Leadership Forum May 2008 INFO 274
Emissions Trading Scheme Transport Fuels Technical Advisory Group Expert Advisory April 2008  
General Equilibrium Analysis of Options for Meeting New Zealand’s International Emissions Obligations April 2008  
Scoping Report for an Environmental Assessment of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and Closely Related Measures April 2008 CR 39
Summary of Key Themes from Emissions Trading Scheme Consultation Hui with Māori February 2008 CR30
Workshop Summary for a Scoping Report on Environmental Assessment of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme February 2008 CR31
Māori Impacts from the Emissions Trading Scheme: Detailed Analysis and Conclusions January 2008 ME858

Outstanding Pre-1990 Forest Issues

January 2008 ME857
A Conceptual Framework to Assist Decision Making on International Climate Change Policy December 2007  
Unit of Trade in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2007 ME856
Treatment of Pre-1990 Forests in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2007 ME855
Liquidity and prices in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme - The role of Government December 2007 ME854
Allocation in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme December 2007 ME853
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme - Government's Response to Feedback from Engagement December 2007 ME852
Review of proposed New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme November 2007 CR 26
Carbon markets & the CDM: a legal perspective November 2007 CR 24
Asia Pac Carbon Markets: Products, Prices, Permutations, Possibilities November 2007 CR 23
Issues in the international carbon market, 2008-2012 and beyond October 2007  
General Equilibrium Analysis of Options for Meeting New Zealand’s International Emissions Obligations October 2007 CR 25
Carbon ABC October 2007  
Functionality in the international carbon reduction project market: A briefing paper October 2007  
New Zealand emissions trading scheme - Questions and answers October 2007  
The Framework for a New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme September 2007 ME810
The Framework for a New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Executive Summary September 2007 ME810A

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Consultation documents

Name Date Reference
Macroeconomic impacts of climate change policy July 2009 CR 72
Consultation with Māori on Climate Change: Hui Report November 2007 ME830
Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012: Summary of Submissions August 2007 ME827
Transitional Measures: Options to move towards low-emissions electricity and stationary energy supply and to facilitate a transition to greenhouse gas pricing in the future: Summary of submissions August 2007 ME828
Discussion Paper on Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012 December 2006  
Transitional Measures: Options to Move Towards Low Emissions Electricity and Stationary Energy Supply and to Facilitate a Transition to Greenhouse Gas Pricing in the Future December 2006  
Climate change: A Compendium of Submissions Received October 2001  
Kyoto Protocol: Ensuring our Future October 2001 ME416
Climate Change: A Consultation Snapshot October 2001 ME630

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Reporting

Name Date Reference
New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2012 April 2014 ME 1148
New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2012
Environmental Snapshot
April 2014 INFO 709
Guidance for Voluntary Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2012 calendar year April 2014 ME 1147
New Zealand's First Biennial Report December 2013 ME 1140
New Zealand's Sixth National Communication December 2013 ME 1137
New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2011 April 2013 ME 1113
New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2011
Environmental Snapshot
April 2013 INFO 681
New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2010
Environmental Snapshot
April 2012 INFO 644

Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry Sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections for the First Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol from LULUCF Activities under Article 3.3 – Results, Data and Methodology: 2012 Report

April 2012 ME 1091
Guidance for voluntary corporate greenhouse gas reporting (series) 2008-2012 Various
Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2011 calendar year October 2012 ME 1102
Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2010 calendar year December 2011 ME 1088
Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2009 calendar year May 2011 ME 1047
New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2009 Environmental Snapshot April 2011 INFO 589
New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2008 Environmental Snapshot April 2010 INFO 490
New Zealand’s net position under the Kyoto Protocol April 2010  
Review of the Projected Balance of Kyoto Protocol Units January 2010 CR85
New Zealand's Fifth National Communication December 2009 ME980
Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2008 calendar year September 2009 ME953
New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory April 2009 ME928
New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory: Environmental Snapshot Summary series Various Various
Net Position Report 2009: Projected balance of emissions units during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol Various Various
A Flowchart of New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Emissions October 2008  
New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Removals from Land Use & Land-use Change & Forestry (LULUCF)
October 2008  
Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2007 calendar year September 2008 ME904
Net Position Report 2008: Projected balance of emissions units during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol May 2008 ME884
Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and methods for the 2006 calendar year April 2008 ME871
Review of New Zealand’s 2007 Net Position Report November 2007 CR42
Projected balance of emissions units during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol September 2007 ME808

New Zealand’s Initial Report under the Kyoto Protocol: Facilitating the calculation of New Zealand’s assigned amount and demonstrating New Zealand’s capacity to account for its emissions and assigned amount in accordance with Article 7 paragraph 4 of the Kyoto Protocol

September 2006 ME898
Annual Report on Climate Change Policy and Implementation June 2006  
Projected balance of emissions units during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol June 2006  
National Inventory Report (see New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory) Various
New Zealand's Fourth National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change March 2006 ME745
Review of Climate Change Policies November 2005  
Review of New Zealand's net position October 2005  
Analysis of the economic impacts of climate change projections in New Zealand 2005 October 2005  
Annual Report on Climate Change Policy Implementation 2004/2005 June 2005  
Projected balance of units during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol May 2005  
Report on revised projections for the Kyoto Protocol - first commitment period 30 April 2004 July 2004  
Annual Report on Climate Change Policy Implementation July 2004  
Economic modelling reports    
Climate change research strategy 2002    
National Communication 2001: New Zealand's Third National Communication under the Framework Convention on Climate Change January 2002 ME419
Planning for Climate Change Effects on Coastal Margins September 2001 ME410
National Science Strategy Committee for Climate Change: Annual Report 2000 January 2001  
Climate Change: The New Zealand Response II June 1997 ME241
Climate Change: The New Zealand Response September 1994 ME147

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Technical reports

Name Date Reference
Deforestation Mapping 2012 – Final Report  April 2014 CR 184
SDDP Modelling of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electricity Generation November 2008 CR 80
Climate change mitigation measures: Water quality benefits and costs August 2008 CR 41
Quantification of the Flood and Erosion Reduction Benefits, and Costs, of Climate Change Mitigation Measures in New Zealand April 2008 CR37
Quantification of Air Quality Co–Benefits from Climate Change Mitigation Measures April 2008 CR38
Carbon abatement effects of electricity demand reductions November 2007 INFO 664
Chatham Islands Climate Change June 2005  
Changes in drought risk with climate change May 2005  
Economic impacts on NZ of climate change-related extreme events: focus on freshwater floods July 2004  
The Waikato Weather Bomb: Understanding the impact March 2004  
Projects to Reduce Emissions programme - electricity emission factors    
Climate change policy and forestry November 2001  
Emissions Charges October 2001  
Legislation to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol October 2001  
Land Use and Forests (Sinks) Sector October 2001  
Climate Change: Likely Impacts on New Zealand Agriculture September 2001  
Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand September 2001  
Report on some implications of climate change to Department of Conservation activities 2001  
Economic effects of low-level carbon charges June 2001  

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Local government reports

Name Date Reference
Tools for Estimating the Effects of Climate Change on Flood Flow: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2010 ME 1013
Preparing for future flooding: A guide for local government in New Zealand May 2010 ME 1012
Preparing for coastal change: A guide for local government in New Zealand March 2009 ME907
Climate Change and Long-term Council Community Planning October 2008 ME 911
Climate Change Adaptation and Second Generation RMA Plans
September 2008 INFO 314
Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand July 2008 ME892
Preparing for climate change: A guide for local government in New Zealand July 2008 ME891
Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2008 ME870
A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Full report July 2005  
Methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Summary of report July 2005  
Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand July 2005  
Impact of climate change on long-term fire danger May 2005  
Incorporating climate change into stormwater design - Why and how? March 2005  
Local Communities: Planning for Climate Change May 2004 ME516
Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A guidance manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2004 ME513

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Case studies

Name Date Reference
Project Twin Streams case study: Large-scale property purchase without recourse to compulsory purchase July 2011 CR 108
Climate Change Case Study:Transit NZ – climate change and the state highway network May 2008 INFO 275
Climate Change Case Study: Impacts of sea-level rise on the Avon River, Christchurch May 2008 INFO 283
Climate Change Case Study:Coast Care Bay of Plenty Dune Restoration March 2008 INFO 267
Climate Change Case Study:Tauranga City Council prepares for more intense rainfall February 2008 INFO 268
Climate Change and Infrastructure Design Case study: Wairau Catchment, North Shore City August 2004  
Assessment of the impacts of sea level rise on floodplain management planning for the Avon river December 2003  
Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change: Environment Bay of Plenty and Coastal Hazards: "Issues, Barriers and Solutions" December 2003  
Flood risk arising from future precipitation changes in Gleniti, Timaru December 2003  

Cabinet papers