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

Consultation will take place 26 April – 20 June 2023

We have released our draft advice to inform the strategic direction of the Government’s second emissions reduction plan, covering Aotearoa New Zealand’s 2026–2030 emissions budget. 

We will be consulting on this draft advice from 26 April to 20 June 2023. We will deliver our final advice to the Minister of Climate Change by 31 December 2023.

This page provides links to our draft advice and related documents, how to get involved, and where to learn more.

Have your say online

We are seeking views and feedback on our draft advice through an online submissions process.

You can make a submission by answering questions in an online survey or by uploading a file.  You can provide feedback on specific chapters, or make a submission on our draft advice as a whole.

Visit our consultation platform to get started:

Have Your Say | Climate Change Commission


If you would like to hear more about this draft advice, we will be hosting in-person and online events where we will share our thinking and answer questions.

These include events focusing on specific chapters and sectors covered in our draft advice.

Browse all our upcoming events:

Events | Climate Change Commission

About this draft advice

The second emissions budget (for 2026-2030) 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.

This plan will cover the second emissions budget period, from 2026-2030. This report is a draft of that advice prepared for public consultation. Our final advice will reflect the feedback we receive through the engagement process and will be delivered to the Government at the end of 2023.

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