Split gases approach (methane vs carbon dioxide)

Date published

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Response Date

Friday, September 7, 2018

Departmental / Ministerial

Departmental

Topics

Climate

Details of the Request

“All documents provided to Minister’s offices since the 1st of October 2017 which contain advice or information related to:
• Part one: a possible decision for New Zealand adopt a split gases approach (e.g. treating methane different to carbon dioxide) to a 2050 or 2030 climate change target.
• Part two: any potential changes to New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement. This includes a potential submission of an update to New Zealand’s contribution, as requested by UNFCCC decision 1/CP.21.”