Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
44A Process to apply before offsetting provisions may be commenced
  • The Minister responsible for the administration of this Act must—

    • (a) recommend the making of the Order in Council under section 2(1) if satisfied that an international agreement to which New Zealand is a party has the effect of permitting any liability of New Zealand in relation to the deforestation of pre-1990 forest land in a period after 31 December 2012 to be offset by the planting of new forest land; and

    • (b) before making such a recommendation, publicly notify his or her intention to do so by publishing in the Gazette a notice stating that the Minister is proposing to recommend that the Order in Council be made, when the Minister proposes that the Order in Council will come into force, and that the effect of the Order in Council will be to allow offsetting in relation to the deforestation of pre-1990 forest land.