Have your say
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is consulting on a set of 3 proposals to make temporary changes to forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) in response to the recent severe weather which has impacted the North Island.
The Minister of Climate Change and the Minister of Forestry have identified that 3 temporary changes to the CCRA and one temporary change to the forestry regulations can assist in the purposes of the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Act 2023. These changes will assist forestry participants in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in managing the impacts of the severe weather events.
The changes are:
- extending the deadlines by which forestry participants must submit notices and emissions returns
- extending the deadlines by which forestry participants must meet unit surrender obligations
- ensuring that forest land currently in the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative (PFSI) can access the Temporary Adverse Event (TAE) suspensions available for other forest land in the ETS after it transitions to the ETS.
This engagement opened on 2 May and closes at noon on 10 May 2023.
Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 under the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Act 2023 [PDF, 239 KB]
Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Act 2023 – New Zealand Legislation
Making a submission
Email your feedback on the draft document by noon on 10 May 2023 to email@example.com.
While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:
Attention: SWERLA proposals
Forestry and Land Management Directorate
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526