NZAIA is submitting on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill
The purpose of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill is to provide a framework for a stable policy environment with a clear emissions target and a guided pathway to get us there.
The amendment bill will do four key things.
Set a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to reduce all greenhouse gases (except biogenic methane) to net zero by 2050, and to reduce emissions of biogenic methane within the range of 24–47 per cent below 2017 levels by 2050 including to 10 per cent below 2017 levels by 2030.
Set a series of emissions budgets to act as stepping stones towards the long-term target.
Require the Government to develop and implement policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Establish a new, independent Climate Change Commission to provide expert advice and monitoring to help keep successive governments on track to meeting long-term goals.
This will be the law which (hopefully) provides the impetus for the policies, and then the results. NZAIA has identified that there is an opportunity to advocate as an organisation for the best practice use of impact assessment in this proposed law.
You can find the Bill HERE, and the NZAIA Google Doc HERE (or click the picture below). If you've never used a Google Doc before, this guide should help you get started.
You have until 30 June to get your comments into the Google Doc before it goes to the Core Group to be finalised. The final submission will be shared on our website, and in the July e-news.