Climate change engagement

MfE’s climate change work programme is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate.

Emissions Reduction Plan

Consultation on the emissions reduction plan discussion document Te hau mārohi ki anamata Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future opened on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 24 November. 

This consultation has now closed.

Climate webinar series

Each webinar runs for one hour and will include a presentation on each topic and the opportunity to ask questions.  

Event Topic Summary Date and time Link

Emissions Reduction Plan overview webinar 

Transitioning to a low-emissions, climate-resilient future 

12pm Monday 18 October 

This webinar was repeated and recorded 7pm October 18. 

 

Emissions Reduction Plan overview 

webinar 

Transitioning to a low-emissions, climate-resilient future 

7pm Monday 18 October 

Webinar recording

 

Emissions Reduction Plan overview 

webinar 

Meeting the net-zero challenge 

12pm Tuesday 19 October 

Webinar recording

 

Emissions Reduction Plan overview 

webinar 

Aligning system settings and using cross-sector tools 

12pm Wednesday 20 October 

Webinar recording

 

Transitioning key sectors webinar 

Transport  

12pm Thursday 21 October 

Webinar recording

 

Transitioning key sectors webinar 

Energy and Industry 

12pm Tuesday 26 October 

Webinar recording

 

Transitioning key sectors webinar 

Building and Construction 

12pm  Wednesday 27 October 

Webinar recording

 

Q&A recording

Transitioning key sectors webinar 

Agriculture and Forestry 

12pm Thursday 28 October 

Webinar recording

 

Transitioning key sectors webinar 

Waste 

12pm  Tuesday 2 November 

Webinar recording

 

Transitioning key sectors webinar 

F-Gases 

1.15pm Tuesday 2 November  

Webinar recording

 

Local Government Workshop

Barriers, Opportunities, Planning System and Implications

10-11.30am

Friday 5 November

Zoom registration link

Local Government Workshop Barriers, Opportunities, Planning System and Implications

2.30-4pm

Tuesday 9 November

Zoom registration link

Emissions Reduction Plan overview webinar

Research, Science, Innovation (and technology)

12-1pm

Wednesday 17 November

Zoom registration link 

Emissions Reduction Plan overview webinar 

Circular Economy and Bio Economy

12-1pm

Monday 22 November

Zoom registration link 

 Further events will be added during the course of the consultation period.  

The role of Māori in the transition 

As part of this process, we want to have a have a meaningful conversation with Māori, so we understand their perspectives and aspirations as we draft these plans. 

We have a list of upcoming online events which will provide an opportunity for you to provide perspectives and ask questions on areas of interest.

If you would like to register a representative to contribute to these events or if you have further questions, please contact Chris Brankin at chris.brankin@mfe.govt.nz.

Resources

Kaupapa  

Resources  

What the ERP means for Māori  

 

Video 

An Equitable Transition  

 

Video 

Ministry for Primary Industries- Forestry, Agriculture, He Waka Eke Noa 

https://www.mpi.govt.nz/consultations/emissions-reduction-plan/ 

Māori Economy Emissions Profile- Climate change mitigation impact on the Māori economy 

https://www.mbie.govt.nz/dmsdocument/17448-maori-economy-emissions-profile 

 

Role of Māori in the Transition to a Low-Emissions Economy

Read the report

Workshops

Topic 

Description 

Date 

Link 

Overview of the ERP 

What the ERP means for Māori

1pm

Friday 29 October

Zoom registration link

Equitable transition  

An Equitable Transition  

12pm

Monday 1 November

Zoom registration link

Forestry and Agriculture  

(MPI) 

Part one of two sessions on Forestry content of the ERP, climate change, forestry and wood processing industry transformation plan and He Waka eke Noa work programmes. 

10am-12pm 

Tuesday 2 November

Zoom registration link

Energy 

A brief overview of the energy sector and how it relates to Māori will be provided followed by a discussion addressing key topics that might be of interest to Māori. Topics include, but not limited to, what does a te tiriti partnership look like in this context, how Māori will be involved in the process for developing the energy strategy and how does the government support existing and future Māori energy initiatives.  

12-1pm

Monday 8 November

 
 Zoom registration link

Forestry and Agriculture  

(MPI) 

Part two of two sessions on Forestry content of the ERP, climate change, forestry and wood processing industry transformation plan and He Waka eke Noa work programmes. 

2-4pm

Wednesday 
10 November

Zoom registration link 

Transport 

A brief overview of the transport sector and how it relates to Māori followed by a detailed discussion on the development of the freight and supply chain strategy and how community-based solutions could help with the design of what this might look like. 

12-1pm

Thursday 11 November

Zoom registration link

Circular and Bio Economy

Overview of Circular economy and bio economy and how it relates to iwi and Māori.

12-1pm

Friday 12 November

 Zoom registration link

Building & Construction 

A brief overview of the building and construction sector and how it relates to Māori. Addressing key topics for discussion including: What is the role of Māori in the building & construction sector? 

12-1pm

Monday 15 November

 
Zoom registration link

Market governance consultation

NZ ETS team will be hosting webinars to inform the public about the market governance consultation, providing an opportunity for people to ask any questions they have about the proposals.

Event

Topic summary

Event type

Date and time

Agencies or partners involved

Link to webinars

NZ ETS – Iwi  engagement for market governance

Webinar talking about consultation document on market governance proposals in the NZ ETS - tailored specific to iwi.

Webinar

Monday 2 August, 12.00pm-1.30pm

MfE, MPI

Iwi engagement for market governance

NZ ETS – General engagement for market governance and industrial allocation

General webinar to public on contents of both market governance and industrial allocation consultations. Opportunity for public to clarify issues and policies set out in the documents and to ask questions.

Webinar

Tuesday 3 August, 11.30am-2.00pm

MFE, MPI

General engagement for market governance and industrial allocation

NZ ETS - Forestry specific engagement for market governance

Forestry specific webinar

Webinar

Wednesday 4 August, 11.30am-1.30pm

MFE, MPI

Forestry specific engagement for market governance