Reducing emissions in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2026-2030

Opens 26 Apr 2023

Closes 20 Jun 2023


We are consulting on our draft advice to Government on the second emissions reduction plan.

Emissions budgets are the Government’s stepping stones for reaching Aotearoa New Zealand’s 2050 emissions targets. Each emissions budget sets out the total amount of emissions that can be released during a five-year period. For each emissions budget, the Government also needs an emissions reduction plan setting out policies and strategies for meeting the budget.

The second emissions budget (for 2026-3030) has been set, but the Government needs a plan to deliver on it. He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission’s role is to provide independent, evidence-based advice on the direction of policy, taking a systems-wide view. We last provided advice like this in our 2021 report Ināia tonu nei.

We’ll be sharing our new draft advice here, and we want to know what you think about it.

Consultation will open on 26 April 2023 and run through to 20 June 2023.

You can share your views on this website by answering questions online or by uploading a file. We will also be hosting in-person and online events where we will share our draft advice and answer your questions.

Why your views matter

People need to be at the heart of climate policy. It’s important that our advice reflects what the people of Aotearoa New Zealand are experiencing and care about.

The transition to a low emissions and climate resilient society brings a mix of opportunities, benefits, challenges and costs. The effects – good and bad – will be felt by all of us.

Our advice is based on research and analysis of different factors that can affect our emissions and the potential impacts and effects of climate change.

This is your chance to help shape advice that reflects your concerns and your priorities, which can then lead to policy that enables a thriving climate-resilient and low-emissions Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tell us what you think

This activity will open on 26 Apr 2023. Please come back on or after this date to give us your views.