WHAT WE DO
We provide independent, evidence-based advice to Government to help Aotearoa New Zealand transition to a low-emissions and climate-resilient economy.
We also monitor and review the Government’s progress towards our emissions reduction and adaptation goals.
On February 10 2020, we provided a written submission to the Environment Committee on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill 2019. The submission can be found here.
On February 28 2020, we provided a written submission to the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation on proposed settings for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
At a high level, we have fed back that it’s encouraging to see the Emissions Trading Scheme being strengthened, but that improvements are needed to provide more transparency and better align the unit supply and price control settings with the legislative objectives and framework.
We hope our feedback on this will make the proposals more robust, highlight further work that’s needed, and enhance transparency and understanding of the NZ ETS.
The submission can be found here.
Call for evidence
From 19 September – 15 November 2019, the Interim Climate Change Committee opened a Call for evidence on options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the period 2022 to 2035. The Committee received 77 responses from a wide range of organisations and individuals and the responsibility of considering this data transferred to the Commission in December 2019.
The information received in the Call for evidence has been added to the evidence base the Commission will draw upon in forming the emissions budgets. It was made clear through the process that we would publish material we received for public release in early 2020.
The following are those responses and their supporting evidence. Please note some larger submissions are still being processed and uploaded.
- Evidence – Brochure
- Evidence – Flame introduction
- Evidence – OkoFEN Pellet Boilers
- Evidence – Case studies
Big Street Bikers
City Rail Link
Concrete New Zealand
Dr Alexandra Macmillan
Dr Paul Callister
Dr Paul Winton
Dr Rocky Renquist
Dr Roger Blakeley
- Evidence – Estimate of emissions reductions through EECAs programmes 2020
- Evidence – EV Market Research
- Evidence – Energy Modulation of Tiwai
- Evidence – The role of aluminium in decarbonising our future
- Evidence – IEA China
- Evidence – NZ Government Presentation
- Evidence – Emissions profile infographic
Forest and Bird
Global Ecofuel Solutions
Golden Bay Cement
- Evidence – C02 sequestration geological issues
- Evidence – Fletcher Building Submission
- Evidence – Submission PHiNZ
- Evidence – IRENA Hydrogen 2019
- Evidence – A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand
- Evidence – Letter to MoT – modified for ICCC submission
Manawatu District Council
National Energy Research
NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities
NZ Green Building Council
NZ Wind Energy Association
Plant for good from Fonterra
- Evidence – Urease inhibitors
- Evidence BERG report
- Evidence – DüV-Englisch
- Evidence – Robyn Dynes – Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies
- Evidence – Additional Land use change evidence
- Evidence – Biofuels Roadmap summary
- Evidence – Biofuels Roadmap Technical report
- Evidence – Solid Fuels Market analysis 2017
- Evidence – Scion’s response to the New Zealand Productivity Commission 2018
- Evidence – Scion’s strategy 2030 and targets
Sustainable Dunedin City
Tāne’s Tree Trust
- Evidence – Cover letter
- Evidence – Submission to Action Plan for Healthy Waterways