About the Emissions Reduction Plan

Aotearoa New Zealand's Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) outlines how Aotearoa will reduce emissions.

Current ERP

About ERP

Emissions reduction plans are produced every five years. They help us navigate toward a low-emissions economy by setting out actions to meet our emissions budgets. These budgets are stepping stones to our 2050 targets.

The ERP requires climate action from every part of government and sector of the economy including:

  • transport
  • energy
  • building and construction
  • waste
  • agriculture
  • forestry.

Our second emissions reduction plan

Planning is now underway on the second emissions reduction plan. This will cover the emission budget for the years 2026 to 2030.

The plan will be published before the end of 2024. 

Our engagement approach

The government wants to hear from a range of voices and perspectives as we develop the plan.

Several advisory groups are being used to support Government officials as we develop the plan. These include:

  • The Climate Business Advisory Group
  • The Local Government Steering Group
  • The Local Government Emissions Reduction Advisory Group
  • The Climate Youth Advisory Group

There will be a public consultation on ERP2 in the middle of the year.

Register for updates

Enter your details to receive regular updates about the Ministry’s work on the emissions reduction plan.

Contact Us

Email the Emissions Reduction Plan team to find out more.