Time to make a submission extended by two weeks

The Commission’s consultation period has been extended to 28 March 2021 to allow you more time to make a submission on our draft advice.  

Time to make a submission extended by two weeks

The Commission’s consultation period has been extended to allow you more time to make a submission on our draft advice.  

Consultation opened on February 1, with submissions initially due by March 14. This deadline has been extended for two weeks and now closes on March 28 this year.  

Our chair, Dr Rod Carr, says the Commission board had heard from stakeholders that they needed more time to consider our data and develop informed submissions 

We do need to balance time needed by stakeholders to consider our data as part of their submissions, with the work evaluating submissions and determining their impact on our draft advice. Two weeks provides this,” he says.  

“It is important to us that people are able to contribute to our work – which we hope results in a fundamental and lasting change for the direction of climate action in Aotearoa.” 

The response to our consultation process so far has been fantastic with more than 350 submissions received. We do anticipate a significant number of submissions for our team to analyse, so if you are on track for March 14 there is no need to delay, we would gladly receive your submission early.   

Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far to talk about our work. We remain clear that this is draft advice and is committed to true consultation.  

Anyone who would like to amend their submission in light of this change in deadline is welcome to contact hello@climatecommission.govt.nz 

Otherwise, head to our consultation pagehaveyoursay.climatecommission.govt.nz