Advice on emissions budgets

Every five years, we produce independent expert advice on emissions budgets to step Aotearoa New Zealand towards its 2050 emissions reductions target.

Every five years, the Climate Change Commission must review emissions budgets that are already set, and recommend the maximum level of the next emissions budget. Specific matters that we must consider when preparing this advice are set out in section 5ZC of the CCRA, and section 5M (where relevant).

We provide independent evidence-based advice to enable the government of the day to set emissions budgets – we don’t set the budgets ourselves.

We are currently developing advice on the fourth emissions budget, covering the period 2036–2040.