Consultation submissions now live

We have published submissions received during consultation on Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa.   More than 15,400 submissions were received during the nationwide consultation (1 February – 28 March 2021) on our draft advice to government outlining how Aotearoa can reach its climate targets. 

“We consulted with, listened to, and learnt from thousands of New Zealanders in preparing our first advice to government,” says Commission Chair Dr Rod Carr.  

“Thank you to everyone that contributed to our work and made a submission. Changes were made to our draft advice, where appropriate, based on the evidence we received during consultation. This was used to test and refine our assumptions, judgements, conclusions, and recommendations.” 

There are some submissions where the submitters did not consent to their submission being published, these have been excluded. Other submissions will have some information redacted - for example, personal or commercially sensitive information.  

We have published the submissions received by email and mail directly on our website. Submissions received via the online Have Your Say portal will be published there and linked to through our website.  

In total we received 14,463 individual submissions, 901 submissions from organisations, and 39 submissions from Iwi/Māori.  

4,247 submissions were received via the Have Your Say portal, 11,118 submissions were received via email, and 39 submissions were sent through the post.   

Chapter two of our final advice Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa provides an overview of what we changed in our final advice as a result of the consultation process and submissions analysis.  

You can view our first advice Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa here.