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Climate Change Commission’s advice to government released

The Climate Change Commission’s first advice to government on the steps it can take to reach its climate targets has now been released. You can find the advice along with the evidence base here.

More than 15,000 submissions on the commission’s draft advice were made. (CTA’s submission is here.)

Evidence from these submissions was used to test and refine assumptions, and recommendations were assessed and modified in light of the submissions.

Supporting information for the commission’s advice, including submissions and the source code for the models used, will be uploaded to the website over June and July.

You can access chapter two of the advice report ‘Ngā Kohinga Kōrero: mō ngā kōrero akiaki kōhukihuki – Consultation and submissions: what we heard about our draft advice’ here.

Register for an open Zoom: Explaining our advice, 12-1pm Friday 11 June 

Chair Dr Rod Carr and Deputy Chair Lisa Tumahai talk through the advice. This is your opportunity to pose your questions to Rod and Lisa and find out more about the recommendations. Register today

What’s next?

It is now over to government to decide whether to accept the advice. It has until 31 December 2021 to set the first three emissions budgets out to 2035 and release the first emissions reduction plan. If the government chooses not to accept the advice, it must publish an alternative plan for addressing climate change in Aotearoa and reaching its targets.

To stay up to date, follow the Climate Change Commission on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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