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

Current Consultation

If you want to make a submission on our draft advice, you can do that here.

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

Interested in iwi/Māori consultation? You can find more information here.


We are consulting 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.


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

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: