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Measuring Emissions: Summary of Emission Factors 2020

Publication date:  December 2020
Publication reference number:  ME 1525

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 2018 calendar year.


Suite of documents

2020 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
2020 Detailed Guide For users who need to know the methodologies used to work out the emission factors for each emission source
2020 Interactive Workbook You can use this spreadsheet to work out your organisation’s emissions and produce an inventory
2020 Emission Factors Workbook As above but in excel format across multiple tabs
2020 Emission Factors Flat File Simple one page excel format for integration with software
Example GHG Report Shows what a finished inventory report might look like
Example GHG Inventory Shows what a finished inventory might look like