Today, the Ministry for the Environment released a public consultation on the development of New Zealand’s first-ever Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP). The Emissions Reduction Plan will be one of the most important, most comprehensive plans this Government creates. It will set out exactly how Ministers, across Government, plan to reduce climate pollution to meet our emissions targets and address the climate crisis.
Taking action on climate change is increasingly urgent. Aotearoa New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan will set out the actions we will take to meet our first emissions budget, put us on the path to meet our second and third, and transition to a low-emissions future in a way that is achievable and affordable.
The Ministry for the Environment want to hear your views on what should be included in the plan. They would like to know if you think these are the right types of policies, if they go far enough and what you think should be changed.
Access the PDF discussion document here
Access the DOCX discussion document here
Read the discussion document's full list of questions here
How to make a submission:
Find out more and have your say here
What NTCF is doing:
All Forum participants are encouraged to make personal submissions.
The What We Make, Buy and Waste group is planning to review the information that the The Zero Waste Network of Aotearoa have documented here, to inform the response they are planning to develop to the Discussion Document. If you have any questions please contact group administrator Karen Driver here.
A forum-wide submission is in preparation. Joanna Santa Barbara has worked on a coordinated draft Forum response to the Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document that is in the process of endorsement amongst the Signatories as described HERE. If you want to be kept in touch, please write an email to Marlene, at email@example.com
In the meantime, to make the ERP discussion document more accessible Jenny Easton has has created this LIST OF TOPICS with their corresponding page and question numbers.
We are also attaching some guides from like-minded associations (not all of whose conclusions are necessarily endorsed by the Forum):
Whether or not you make a personal submission, please add your comments below, and we will weave them into a Forum-level response, if possible.
The government’s deadline for all responses is November 24th.