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Research paper on comparability of New Zealand’s 2030 climate change target

Publication date:  April 2016

This paper presents the findings of the Ministry's analysis of how New Zealand’s 2030 climate change target compares to other countries’ targets and the goal of limiting temperature rise below 2°C. The paper was originally completed in May 2015 and served as an input to advice to Ministers for their decisions on the target in June-July 2015. 

The paper has been updated to incorporate Australia’s 2030 climate change target that was announced subsequent to the original drafting of this paper.

Full data and figures used in the paper.  [Excel, 201KB]