We have consulted with, listened to, and learnt from thousands of people in preparing this advice. On 1 February 2021 we began consultation on our draft advice to Government. We asked Aotearoa to share their views with us on climate action and the recommendations we were proposing. Consultation closed on 28 March 2021.  
We received more than 15,000 submissions from around the country, including Iwi/ Māori, stakeholders, and organisations. 
We met kanohi kitea with Iwi/Māori where possible and engaged online where not. We ran a targeted consultation survey for Iwi/Māori – the 100 Coastie Voices campaign - to identify broad issues that Iwi/Māori would consider to be most significant.  
We heard from rangatahi/young people through our collaboration with The Hive, a programme that uses social media to encourage young people to have their say on public policy.  

You can read the submissions we received in the sections below.

Submissions received during consultation on our draft advice that had consent to be published are now available. Some information has been withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 in order to protect: the privacy of submitters, information which is commercially sensitive, and information which is subject to an obligation of confidence. Where possible, without identifying an individual or a business who wishes to remain anonymous, organisation names are available to search by.