Consultation is underway
We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change and it’s not just an environmental issue – there are social and economic implications too.
You have a part to play in deciding how New Zealand responds to climate change. The Zero Carbon Bill will set the long term commitment to transition us to a low-emission, climate resilient economy.
For information about our specific proposals for the Zero Carbon Bill read the discussion document Our Climate Your Say. Consultation on the Bill runs until 5pm 19 July.
Consultation is underway on the Zero Carbon Bill.
The Zero Carbon Bill sets the long term commitment to transition us to a low-emission, climate resilient economy. It puts in place the core building blocks that will give New Zealanders certainty that, no matter what Government is in power, a long-term approach will endure. The proposals include putting a new emissions reduction target into law and establishing an independent Climate Change Commission to keep us on track to meet our goals. Information on the Bill’s proposals will be released at that time.
Over the next month, we will be travelling around the country talking about the Zero Carbon Bill so that as many New Zealanders as possible can join the conversation. Have a look at the times and places below to find one that suits you.
|Whangarei||Friday 8 June|| |
5.00pm – 7.00pm
|Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei|
|New Plymouth||Monday 11 June||5.00pm – 7.00pm|| |
Waitangi Room, Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, Hobson & Leach Streets, New Plymouth
|Hamilton||Thursday 14 June||5.30pm – 7.30pm||Claudelands, Corner of Brookyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton|
|Gisborne||Monday 18 June||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Te Ruma Kaunihera (Chambers), Gisborne District Council, 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne|
|Hawke’s Bay||Tuesday 19 June||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier|
|Auckland||Friday 22 June||4.00pm – 6.00pm||Rydges Auckland, 59 Federal St (corner of Federal and Kingston Street), Auckland|
|Christchurch||Monday 25 June||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Savoy West, Rydges Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch|
|Dunedin||Tuesday 26 June||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin|
|Invercargill||Wednesday 27 June||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Masonic Centre Venue, 80 Forth Street, Invercargill|
|Nelson||Tuesday 3 July||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Old St John’s, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson|
|Wellington||Wednesday 4 July||6.00pm – 8.00pm||Ministry for the Environment, 23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon, Wellington|
|Palmerston North||Thursday 5 July||5.00pm – 7.00pm||JA Russell Corporate Lounge, Central Energy Trust Arena, 61 Pascal Street, Palmerston North|
|Tauranga||9 July||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga|
|Rotorua||10 July||5.00pm – 7.00pm||TBC|
Analysing the economic impacts of the transition to a low-emissions economy
It’s uncertain how the future will unfold and what the impacts of the Zero Carbon Bill and a new 2050 emissions reduction target will be on the economy and society at large.
The Ministry for the Environment has compiled a synthesis technical report, which consolidates a range of detailed studies and modelling to help us look at the impact of the transition to low emissions and climate resilience in New Zealand. While these studies can help us look ahead, each has different strengths and weaknesses, and the farther we look out, the less certain future impacts become.
Together, these reports will support understanding and discussion of the Zero Carbon Bill proposals.