Save the date - Low-emissions economy draft report release


The Low-emissions economy draft report is now in its final stages and we're excited to announce it will be released on Friday 27 April

Low EmissionsThe Government asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing to grow income and wellbeing. 

The Commission has engaged with a particularly large and diverse group interested in climate change and mitigation policy for this inquiry. The team has completed over 120 engagement meetings, 15 conferences/seminars and received 133 submissionsThanks for all your detailed and considered contributions! We also commissioned two substantial consultancy projects: 

  1. Towards a very low emissions electricity market (Sapere, Wellington)
  2. Modelling the transition pathwways to a low-emissions economy (Vivid Economics, concept Consulting, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

Vivid Economics in London worked with Concept Consulting and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in Wellington. These organisations have extensive experience in scenario analysis, and in the modelling and analysis of climate policy which have proved vital to delivering on our inquiry's terms of reference

The draft report will provide policy decision-makers insights into how and where emission reductions can be achieved, the emissions-pricing and other regulatory policies that will be required to bring about the transition, and the challenges, opportunities, benefits and costs of alternative transition pathways.

Save the date - keep your eyes on our website on Friday 27 April to get your first glimpse of the report!

See here for more information on the low-emissions economy inquiry.