Deferral of NZ ETS reporting obligations for animals–farmer activities

Closed 6 Sep 2023

Opened 18 Aug 2023


The Ministry for the Environment sought feedback on the Government's proposal to defer the date animals–farmers become liable for their emissions under the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS).

The Government proposes deferring the date by two years, from 1 January 2024 to 1 January 2026.

Deferring the date would give the Government more time to continue to develop specific agricultural emissions pricing policy alongside the He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership it has been working with since 2019.

Read the full discussion document [PDF, 1.1 MB]

What happens next

This consultation closed on 6 September 2023.

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