Our first package of advice is now available and was open for formal consultation from 1 February to 28 March 2021

Recent consultation

If you want to read our draft advice, you can find it here.

We consulted with the public from 1 February - 28 March 2021 on a draft of our first package of advice to Government on the actions it must take to reach net-zero by 2050, and ensure a transition to a low-emissions, climate resilient and thriving Aotearoa.

Our finalised advice will be shared with the Government by 31 May 2021.

What does our first package of advice cover?

Specifically, this package of advice is made up of:

  • The proposed first three emissions budgets and guidance on the first emissions reduction plan, advising the Government on how the emissions budgets could be met
  • Whether Aotearoa’s first Nationally Determined Contribution is compatible with contributing to the global efforts to limit warming above 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels
  • Advice on what potential reductions in biogenic methane might be needed in the future (this is not a review of current targets).

More Information

For more information about our consultation and process, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.


Read more about the Climate Change Response Act 2002:

Climate Change Response Act 2002 – website


Read more about the NDC: 

Nationally Determined Contributions – United Nations Climate Change website

If you would like to know more about this process visit this page for updates. Or, email us: