Call for evidence has closed: Emissions reduction targets and emissions budgets
4 August 2023
Ngā mihi to all those who made a submission to our call for evidence on emissions reduction targets and emissions budgets.
Between 31 March and 31 July 2023, we asked people to share information, insights and expertise that could inform our analysis and draft advice on three areas of work related to Aotearoa New Zealand's emissions reduction targets and emissions budgets.
Engagement is at the heart of what we do at the Commission. Our work affects all New Zealanders, and it’s important that our work is informed by a broad range of feedback and perspectives as we develop and finalise our advice. We value these contributions – they help us ensure that the work we do is relevant, efficient and informed.
We have received a variety of submissions from individuals, community groups, NGOs, research institutions, businesses and industry bodies, representing a wide range of sectors.
Submissions covered all three topics:
- the fourth emissions budget period (2036–2040), and potential revision of emissions budgets one, two, and three
- whether emissions from international shipping and aviation should be included in the emissions reduction target ('the 2050 target')
- the inaugural five-yearly review of the 2050 target
What happens next
We will review and consider every piece of evidence we received, and use it where appropriate to inform our analysis.
We will then develop the three pieces of draft advice focused on Aotearoa New Zealand's options for contributing to the global effort under the Paris Agreement to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.
These three pieces of draft advice will open for consultation, likely (but not yet confirmed) in April/May 2024.
Where to find out more
Information about this call for evidence is available on our consultation website: Have Your Say | Climate Change Commission
We share updates about our mahi, including opportunities to get involved, on our social media channels.
If you would like to receive email updates about these three projects, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.