Date posted: 7/06/2019 3 min read

Zero Carbon Bill consultation

Share your thoughts on the Zero Carbon Bill and help inform our submission

In brief

  • The Zero Carbon Bill is intended to help New Zealand mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • It sets ambitious emissions targets and creates a new planning and monitoring framework
  • We’re seeking feedback on the technical aspects. Give us your thoughts by Friday 28 June

Written by James Liddell, Senior Policy Advocate.

The New Zealand Parliament is considering the Zero Carbon Bill, new legislation that puts in place a long-term approach to respond to the effects of climate change and transition New Zealand to a low-emission climate resilient economy. It does this by setting ambitious emissions reduction targets and establishing new planning and monitoring frameworks, including a Climate Change Commission.

The Ministry for the Environment undertook widespread consultation on policy options last year, and the Bill is the result of that consultation.

Select Committee submissions on the Bill are due on 14 July. CA ANZ will be submitting and we would like your views on:

  • the implications of the emissions targets on your industry
  • the role and powers of the Climate Change Commission
  • emissions budgets and how they will work, including banking and borrowing emissions
  • the different parts of the planning and monitoring framework and how it fits together.

A survey with these key questions is here. Alternatively, you can send your thoughts to businessreform@charteredaccountantsanz.com. Please provide any feedback by 7 July.

Zero Carbon Bill consultation

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View the Zero Carbon Bill on the New Zealand Legislation website

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