Call for evidence: Emissions reduction targets and emissions budgets

Closes 31 Jul 2023


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Call for evidence: emissions reduction targets and emissions budgets 
Climate Change Commission 
PO Box 24448 
Wellington 6142 

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Please submit your evidence by 11:59 PM NZT, Monday 31 July 2023.

We are looking for responses that are evidence-based, with data and references included where possible. We recommend that you refer to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 when considering your answers.

The three pieces of work relevant to this call for evidence are provided for in:

  • Section 5R: Review of inclusion of emissions from international shipping and aviation in 2050 target

  • Sections 5S and 5T: Review the 2050 target and, if necessary, recommend changes to the target

  • Sections 5ZA, 5ZC, and 5ZE: Commission to advise Minister on future emissions budgets and whether existing emissions budgets may and should be revised

Section 5M of the Climate Change Response Act outlines the matters (where they are relevant) that the Commission must consider in all of its work, namely:

  1. current available scientific knowledge;

  2. existing technology and anticipated technological developments, including the costs and benefits of early adoption of these in New Zealand;

  3. the likely economic effects;

  4. social, cultural, environmental, and ecological circumstances, including differences between sectors and regions;

  5. the distribution of benefits, costs, and risks between generations;

  6. the Crown-Māori relationship, te ao Māori (as defined in section 5H(2)), and specific effects on iwi and Māori; and

  7. responses to climate change taken or planned by parties to the Paris Agreement or to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Commission, in exercising its powers, duties and discretions under the Act, must also act in a manner consistent with the Act's purposes (section 3 of the Act).

We are looking for evidence, including from a Western and an ao Māori view, that would support our consideration of the three pieces of work.

If you are submitting evidence that has not been published, please include links to data and supporting evidence where available.

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Preparing advice on emissions budgets
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Reviewing whether emissions from international aviation and shipping should be included in the 2050 target
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Inaugural 5-yearly review of the 2050 target
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