Shape the emissions reduction plan

Closed 24 Nov 2021

Opened 13 Oct 2021


The first emissions reduction plan will set the direction for climate action for the next 15 years. It will also set us on a pathway to meeting our 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and biogenic methane targets.

It will do this by implementing policies and strategies for specific sectors, including:

  • transport
  • energy
  • waste and f-gases
  • building and construction
  • agriculture and forestry

The plan will also include:

  • a multi-sector strategy to meet emissions budgets and improve the ability of those sectors to adapt to the effects of climate change, and
  • ways to mitigate the impacts reducing emissions and increasing removals will have on people, including the funding for any mitigation action.

The emissions reduction plan will have an impact on all aspects of Aotearoa’s economy and society in some way. We sought public feedback on the proposed emissions reduction policies.

The first emissions reduction plan is due to be delivered by the end of May 2022.

Find out more

Read the discussion document for this consultation [PDF, 7,401 KB] 

View webinars on the Ministry for the Environment website

The consultation closed on 24 November 2021

What happens next

Officials will analyse submissions and provide advice to the Government on the strategies and policies to be included in the emissions reduction plan.  

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