Quick submission - Te Arotake Mahere Hokohoko Tukunga - Review of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

Closed 11 Aug 2023

Opened 19 Jun 2023

Results updated 21 Dec 2023

From 19 June to 11 August 2023, New Zealanders were invited to have their say on a review of the design of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Work on the ETS review has now ceased.

Thank you to all who made a submission.

Published responses

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The Government is reviewing the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to make sure it’s fit for the job ahead.

The review will focus on the benefits, trade-offs and risks of changing the NZ ETS so it can incentivise gross emissions reductions, but continue to support removals.

It follows advice from He Pou a Rangi | Climate Change Commission. It recommended that the Government consider amending the NZ ETS to provide more robust support for gross emissions reductions and manage the amount of exotic forest planting driven by the scheme. 

Read the full consultation document [PDF, 5MB]

Read the frequently asked questions [PDF, 253KB]

We also sought feedback on specific questions in the discussion document using the long consultation form.