Apply to add new areas of forest land to the ETS
After you join the ETS, you can apply to add new areas of post-1989 forest land at any time. Eligible land will be added as 1 or more new carbon accounting areas. There is a fee for this service.
Learn more about choosing carbon accounting areas and what they are used for
To apply to add more forest land to your ETS registration, you’ll need to:
- create a digital map (shapefile) of the new carbon accounting area or areas
- complete an application form
- include supporting information to show the land is eligible post-1989 forest land
- decide and let us know if the land will enter the ETS as standard forestry or permanent forestry.
Download the form to apply to add more land [PDF, 525 KB]
How to map forest land in the ETS
Find out more about post-1989 forest land standard and permanent forestry
What information to provide to support your application
Send your application form, shapefile, and supporting information to email@example.com
Or post to:
Emissions Trading Scheme
Te Uru Rākau
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 1127
Adding land under registered forestry rights or registered leases
If the land is under a registered forestry right or registered lease and you want to apply to add it into the ETS, you’ll need written permission from certain interested parties.
If you own the land
If you own the land, you’ll need written permission from the registered forestry right or registered lease holder if:
- there is a forestry right or lease registered on the land title, and
- the area covered by the agreement overlaps with area of the forest land in your application.
Forestry rights and leaseholders
If you are the holder of a registered forestry right or lease, you'll need written consent from the landowner.
If consent is needed to add land, provide it using the form below. Include the completed form with your application to add the land.
Interested party consent – form [PDF, 334 KB]
Find out more about forestry rights and leases and land in the ETS