New Zealand is using a system of emissions budgets to meet legislated 2050 emission reduction targets.

  • An emissions budget is the cumulative amount of greenhouse gases that can be emitted over a certain period.
  • The Emissions Reduction Plan will set policies and strategies for meeting the first emissions budget (2022-2025) and set the direction for climate action.

The following documents include the relevant submissions and reports that makeup a timeline of work starting in March 2021.