What is Central Government doing?


Marlborough is at Orange

Marlborough is at Orange level of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the traffic light system).

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What is Central Government doing?

Climate Change (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

Central government has introduced the Zero Carbon legislation. This was reported to Councillors at the last Planning, Finance and Community Committee meeting.

Follow the progress of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill on the NZ Parliament website

Emissions Trading Scheme

Government also announced changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Read about Emissions Trading Scheme changes on the Ministry for the Environment website

Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works with primary producers and regional councils on managing the impacts on the primary production sector.

Read about Climate change and the primary industries on the MPI website on the MPI website

Deep South Initiative

The Deep South Initiative, part of the National Science Challenge, has focused on climate change science, including the social sciences such as community resilience.

Read more about the Deep South Initiative on the Deep South website

Local Government Funding and Financing

The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report on Local Government Funding and Financing. The Report identifies climate change as one of four key areas where the existing funding model is insufficient to address cost pressures and where new tools are required. It earlier released a report on the transition to a low emissions economy.

See the Local Government Funding and Financing Report on the Productivity Commission website

See the Low Emissions Economy Report on the Productivity Commission website