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
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