Getting us to zero carbon

The Zero Carbon Act’s main purpose is to drive New Zealand’s zero carbon transition. It will require the Government to make a credible plan to reduce our emissions.

  • Locking in the target: A legally binding target of net zero carbon by 2050 or sooner.

  • Finding the answers: An independent Climate Commission will provide expert advice on what the Government needs to do to succeed.

  • Creating the pathway: Five year emission limits (‘carbon budgets’) will put New Zealand on track to zero carbon.

  • Making it happen: The Government must produce a policy plan to meet the carbon budgets, and publish annual reports on its progress.