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This Order is made under section 2A(5D)(a) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 and defers the application of Subpart 4 of Part 5 of Schedule 3 of the 2002 Act (which relates to animals–farmer activities) from 1 January 2024 to on and after 1 January 2026.Schedule 3 of the Act outlines the activities that are included in New Zealand’s emissions...
AGN - Views on Elements for the Consideration of Outputs of the Global Stocktake, Submission to the Global Stocktake from Zambia, African Group of Negotiators in 2023
This Act amends the Climate Change Response Act 2002, in particular the allocation of emissions units under the emissions trading scheme. The Act amends the notice period for a failure to repay or surrender units under the scheme the Environmental Protection Agency is obliged to provide, as well as the calculation for determining the penalty for liability under the 2002 Ac...
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- Net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 (except biogenic methane)Economy-wide · Target year: 2050Source: Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act (amending the Climate Change Response Act 2002)
- Net-zero carbon by 2050Economy-wide · Target year: 2050Source: Wellbeing budget
- Emissions of biogenic methane in a calendar year—(i)are 10% less than 2017 emissions by the calendar year beginning on 1 January 2030; and(ii)are 24% to 47% less than 2017 emissions by the calendar year beginning on 1 January 2050 and for each subsequent calendar year.Economy-wide: Economy Wide · Target year: 2030Source: Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act (amending the Climate Change Response Act 2002)
- reduce GHG emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030Economy-wide: Economy Wide · Target year: 2030
- Decrease in industrial emissions intensity of at least 1% per annum on average between 2017 and 2022.Industry: Energy Intensity · Target year: 2022Source: New Zealand Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy 2017-2022
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