Save the date: Consultation on our draft advice on the next emissions reduction plan

He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission will soon be consulting on our draft advice to Government on the second emissions reduction plan.  

Consultation will open on 26 April and run through to 20 June 2023

The second emissions budget (for 2026-3030) has been set, but the Government needs a plan to deliver on it. He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission’s role is to provide independent, evidence-based advice on the direction of policy, taking a systems-wide view. We last provided advice like this in our 2021 report, Ināia tonu nei.

We want to hear from you during consultation on our draft advice.

The transition to a low emissions and climate resilient society brings a mix of opportunities, benefits, challenges and costs. The effects – good and bad – will be felt by all of us. 

We understand that people are at the heart of policy. It's important that our advice reflects what the people of Aotearoa New Zealand are experiencing and care about. 

Our advice is based on research and analysis of different factors that can affect our emissions and the potential impacts and effects of climate change.

What will consultation look like? 

We will run an online submissions process similar to the one we conducted for Ināia tonu nei. You can access our consultation platform here: Have Your Say | Climate Change Commission
We are planning in-person and online events where we will share our draft advice and answer your questions. We will provide more detail on these events soon.

This is your chance to help shape advice that reflects your concerns and your priorities, that can then lead to policy that enables a thriving climate-resilient and low-emissions Aotearoa New Zealand.

We look forward to hearing from you during this consultation.

In the meantime, you can get in touch with us by emailing us at