Advice to Government
Part of our role includes providing the Government with proactive advice on key issues.
We provide independent advice on matters we believe will impact Aotearoa's ability to meet its climate change goals.
It is our job to provide independent, evidence-based advice.
Our core work programme is set out in legislation, and requires us to deliver specific functions within set timeframes - like setting emissions budgets, and advising the government on how to manage climate change impacts and effects.
We also provide independent advice to government on topics that we feel it is important to draw attention to - or as part of feeding into work happening on climate related legislation. Our independence means we can hold the Government to account and focus on the bigger picture – we are in this for the long haul.
Response to COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill
We gave feedback to the Minister for the Environment David Parker on the Government's proposed changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) to fast track consents in an effort to stimulate recovery following COVID-19.Learn more
Response to Budget 2020
We have reached the point where climate change needs to be our focus for future investments. We acknowledge this is a time of huge uncertainty, but it is also one of opportunity.Learn more
Six principles for economic recovery
When the Government announced plans for Aotearoa's economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we provided six principles to put a climate lens on the investment.Learn more
Reviewing Aotearoa’s NDC and biogenic methane
We have been asked to review Aotearoa’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement, and to provide advice on biogenic methane emissions.
Consultation on proposed Emissions Trading Scheme settings
On February 28 2020, we provided a written submission to the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation on proposed settings for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.Learn more