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A general equilibrium analysis of options for New Zealand’s post-2020 climate change contribution

Publication date:  May 2015
Publication reference number:  CR 206

The Ministry for the Environment has worked with several Government agencies to model the impacts on the New Zealand economy of New Zealand agreeing to participate in an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions post-2020.

As part of this work, Infometrics Ltd was commissioned to undertake macroeconomic modelling. This report presents the findings of that analysis.

The government agencies involved in this work are The Treasury, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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To find out more about the consultation see our Consultation on New Zealand’s post-2020 international climate change web page.

For more information about New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and the effect of current policies see New Zealand's sixth national communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.