Emissions Reduction Plan: Consultation closed

Consultation has now closed on our draft advice on the second emissions reduction plan.

21 June 2023


Over the past eight weeks the Commission has spoken with people from across Aotearoa New Zealand to share our thinking and ask for feedback on our draft advice to the Government on its second emissions reductions plan.

Our consultation period on this draft advice officially closed last night.  

We would like to thank all those who took part in our consultation – by attending an event, tuning in to a webinar, spreading the word throughout your networks, and sending us a submission.

Engagement is at the heart of what we do at the Commission, and it helps us to ensure the work we produce is relevant, informed and effective.  

What we have been up to 

To support consultation on our draft advice we held and attended in-person events and meetings in cities across Aotearoa New Zealand including Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch and Dunedin. We had the opportunity to connect with a wide range of people including sector stakeholders, community groups, academics and students, and more.   

We also hosted 10 open Zoom webinars, each highlighting specific parts of our draft advice, including built environment, transport, and agriculture. Recordings of these webinars can be found on our website. 

What’s next 

We will spend the next several weeks analysing the submissions made during consultation period. They will be used to test and refine our final advice and recommendations before they are delivered to the Minister of Climate Change later this year.  

Once our advice has been delivered, it will be up to the Government of the day to decide on specific policy choices to meet the country's climate goals for its next emissions budget, for the years 2026-2030, and beyond. 

The submissions we have received will be published online by the Commission after they have been analysed by our staff and our final advice has been made public.  

Our advice on the second emissions reduction plan is one of seven reports the Commission will deliver to the Government under the Climate Change Response Act between now and the end of 2024. We will continue meeting with people from around Aotearoa New Zealand to inform our mahi. 

When He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission released its first emissions reduction plan advice in 2021, Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa, we concluded that there are achievable, affordable, and acceptable pathways for Aotearoa New Zealand. That is still the case, and the need to act is greater than ever. 


Related links

Learn more on our consultation hub: Have Your Say | Climate Change Commission

Read this draft advice: 2023 Draft advice to inform the strategic direction of the Government’s second emissions reduction plan

Watch webinars about this draft advice: Webinars | Climate Change Commission