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  • Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

    Decision The Government has decided to phase out certain hard-to-recycle plastics and six single-use items. Read about the plastic items being phased out The decision follows widespread public support The Government consulted the public on its plastic phase-out... More
    Closed 4 December 2020
  • Phasing out fossil fuels in process heat

    Climate change is a global problem that is having significant impacts on the environment, people and economies across the world. To limit the most harmful impacts of climate change, all countries need to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand is committed to... More
    Closed 20 May 2021
  • Proposed NZ ETS and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy regulation updates 2021

    Decision The Government has reached decisions regarding regulation updates to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) Levy. The decisions made are to: update unit limit and auction price control settings for 2022-2026 (for details... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Designing a governance framework for the NZ ETS

    The Government is proposing improvements to the market governance framework of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). The NZ ETS is an important tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read our proposal on designing a governance framework for the... More
    Closed 17 September 2021
  • Reforming industrial allocation in the NZ ETS

    The Government is reviewing industrial allocation (also known as free allocation) in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Industrial allocation is the provision of free emissions units (NZUs) to industries considered emissions-intensive and trade-exposed (EITE). Its purpose... More
    Closed 17 September 2021
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