5K Reports to Government

(1)

The Minister may, at any time, request that the Commission prepare reports to the Government on matters related to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and adapting to the effects of climate change.

(2)

Before making a request, the Minister must consult the Commission about the terms of reference for the requested report, which may, without limitation, specify—

(a)

the scope of the report; and

(b)

requirements concerning consultation; and

(c)

matters relating to the Commission working jointly with other agencies (including overseas agencies) concerned with the subject matter of the report; and

(d)

the date by which the Commission must submit its report to the Minister.

(3)

On receiving a request from the Minister, the Commission must,—

(a)

as soon as practicable, make the terms of reference publicly available; and

(b)

prepare a report in accordance with the terms of reference; and

(c)

provide the report to the Minister.

Section 5K: inserted, on 14 November 2019, by section 8 of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 61).