This publication is no longer current or has been superseded.
September 2008; INFO 317-329
The emissions trading scheme is an important part of the climate change policy package being developed and implemented to ensure New Zealand’s sustainability. It provides a flexible way of reducing the carbon footprint of New Zealanders at minimum cost and helps put New Zealand on the path to a sustainable future.
It also helps New Zealand meet its international obligations to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol.
To allow a smooth transition across the economy, the emissions trading scheme will be phased in across sectors between 2008 and 2013. By 2013 all major sectors will be included. There will also be transitional assistance to the forestry, industry, fishing and agriculture sectors and to households to support their adjustment to emissions pricing.
Factsheets 1 to 14 were published in September 2007 and have been superseded by the factsheets listed below published in September 2008.
These fact sheets explain a number of important aspects of the emissions trading scheme and how the various sectors are involved.
These fact sheets are also available as PDFs.
For more information on the government’s climate change work, including more information about the emissions trading scheme, visit www.climatechange.govt.nz or call 0800 CLIMATE (0800 254628).
Published in September 2008 by the Ministry for the Environment, Manatū Mō Te Taiao, PO Box 10362, Wellington, New Zealand