Proposed Climate Change Bill

Date: May 2019

This Cabinet papser seeks agreement to progress a Climate Change Bill (the bill) which will provide an enduring Climate Change Framework for the transition to a low emissions and climate-resilient New Zealand. It describes the key components of the bill – setting in statute an emissions reduction target for 2050, establishing an independent Climate Change Commission, a system of emissions budgets to reach the target, and a range of adaptation measures.


Appendix 1 - Overview of the Paris Agreement

Appendix 2 - Summary of science information to give context for domestic emission reduction goals

Appendix 3 - Comparison of international jurisdictions’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction commitments

Appendix 4 - Regulatory Impact Statement