Emissions reduction plan to be prepared

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

5ZG Requirement for emissions reduction plan

(1)

For each emissions budget period, the Minister—

(a)

must prepare and make publicly available a plan setting out the policies and strategies for meeting the relevant emissions budget; and

(b)

may include in the plan policies and strategies for meeting any emissions budgets that have been notified under section 5ZD for the 2 emissions budget periods after that.

(2)

The plan must be prepared and made publicly available by the deadlines specified in section 5ZI.

(3)

The plan must include—

(a)

sector-specific policies to reduce emissions and increase removals; and

(b)

a multi-sector strategy to meet emissions budgets and improve the ability of those sectors to adapt to the effects of climate change; and

(c)

a strategy to mitigate the impacts that reducing emissions and increasing removals will have on employees and employers, regions, iwi and Māori, and wider communities, including the funding for any mitigation action; and

(d)

any other policies or strategies that the Minister considers necessary.

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

Section 5ZG(1): replaced, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 3 clause 3 of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).

Section 5ZG(2): replaced, on 23 June 2020, by section 15 of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 22).