New Zealand’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
The plan lays out targets and actions New Zealand will take to meet those targets. These will be across every part of government and every sector of the economy from transport, energy, building and construction, waste, agriculture and forestry.
Towards a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
The challenge of transitioning to net-zero emissions presents the single greatest opportunity that our country has had, in at least a generation, to develop our economy into one that is much more productive, much more sustainable and much more inclusive than the one we have today.
And that challenge is as urgent and important as it has ever been. The science tells us that limiting global warming to 1.5 ̊C above pre-industrial levels gives us the best chance of avoiding the worst effects. As temperatures have already risen more than 1 ̊C, we must act now to prevent further atmospheric warming and the catastrophes that come with it.
This is Aotearoa New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan. It contains strategies, policies and actions for achieving our first emissions budget, as required by the Climate Change Response Act 2002.
In doing so, it also outlines how we intend to play our part in global efforts to limit warming to 1.5 ̊C above pre-industrial levels.