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Measuring emissions: A guide for organisations – summary of emission factors

Publication date:  May 2019
Publication reference number:  ME 1415

Organisations wishing to voluntarily monitor and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on an organisational basis for their New Zealand operations can use these GHG emission factors.

The Ministry for the Environment presents the emission factors in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-e) using data and methods from the 2016 calendar year.

Correction 20 August 2019: An error was identified in the aviation fuel and the domestic air travel emission factors which has now been rectified. See the changes [PDF, 540 KB]

Documents in Measuring Emissions: A Guide for Organisations – 2019

2019 Quick Guide The go-to document explaining what has changed since the last update, how to produce an inventory, and what data you need to work out emissions from your activities
2019 Emission Factors Summary Quick look up tables providing the main emission factors for each emission source
2019 Interactive Workbook You can use this spreadsheet to work out your organisation’s emissions and produce an inventory
2019 Detailed Guide For users who need to know the methodologies used to work out the emission factors for each emission source
2019 Emission Factors Workbook As above but in excel format across multiple tabs
2019 Emission Factors Flat File Simple one page excel format for integration with software
2019 Example GHG Report Shows what a finished inventory report might look like
2019 Example GHG Inventory Shows what a finished inventory might look like