We asked, you said, we did

Below are some of the issues we have recently engaged on and their results.

We asked

In 2021, we asked for your input into the Climate Change Commission's first package of advice to government to help Aotearoa transition to a thriving, climate-resilient and low emissions future. We prepared draft advice for public consultation, and asked for your feedback.

Read the draft advice and related documents on our website.

You said

We received more than 15,000 submissions from around the country, including Iwi/ Māori, stakeholders, and organisations. 
We met kanohi kitea with Iwi/Māori where possible and engaged online where not. We ran a targeted consultation survey for Iwi/Māori to identify broad issues that Iwi/Māori would consider to be most significant.  
We heard from rangatahi/young people through our collaboration with The Hive, a programme that uses social media to encourage young people to have their say on public policy.  

Submissions received during consultation on our draft advice that had consent to be published are available on our website.

We did

Our final advice, Ināia tonu nei, was delivered to the Minister of Climate Change and then tabled in Parliament in June 2021.

In delivering this advice, we believe we presented ambitious and achievable paths that Aotearoa can take to meet its climate targets and contribute to global efforts to address climate change.

It is now over to Government to decide whether to accept the advice, and to show how it will shape climate action in Aotearoa. The Government has until 31 December 2021 to set the first three emissions budgets out to 2035 and release the country’s first emissions reduction plan detailing the policies it will use to achieve the budgets.