Our consultation

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What are you consulting on?

We are consulting on our first package of draft advice which outlines the steps the Government must take to reach the climate targets set for Aotearoa. The draft advice covers: 

  • The proposed first three emissions budgets and recommendations that will provide a framework for the country’s first emissions reduction plan, advising the Government on how the emissions budgets could be met. 

  • Advice on whether the first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for Aotearoa is compatible with contributing to the global efforts to limit warming above 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Our advice outlines how the current NDC is not currently compatible. 

  • Advice on what potential reductions in biogenic methane might be needed in the future (this is not a review of current targets). Our advice states that decreases will be required by 2100.  

Consultation is open until 28 March 2021, and New Zealanders can make a submission through our online consultation site haveyoursay.climatecommission.govt.nz