Advice for preparation of Emissions Reduction Plans

To ensure that Aotearoa New Zealand keeps moving towards its climate targets, we give advice to the Minister every five years on the direction of the Government's next emissions reduction plan. We first provided this advice in Ināia tonu nei in May 2021, and the Government responded by setting its first emissions reduction plan for 2022-2025.

Government policy needs to keep pace with what is required to meet Aotearoa New Zealand’s emissions reduction targets. The second emissions budget (for 2026-2030) has been set, but the Government needs a plan to deliver on it.

Upcoming work

We must provide our final advice on the direction of policy for the Government’s second emissions reduction plan (for 2026-2030) by 31 December 2023. We released our draft advice on 26 April 2023.

Click the link below to read our draft advice, download related documents, and find out how you can get involved.