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February 24, 2016

Date submitted: Friday 19 February 2016

0.0 Executive Summary

This submission sets out the Green Party’s view of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Notwithstanding paragraph 8 in the terms of reference, this submission will comment on (1) the review process itself and (2) whether the ETS is the most appropriate tool for responding to climate change in New Zealand.

The Green Party considers it unlikely that the fundamental problems with the ETS can be fully resolved by the reforms outlined in the discussion document.

February 17, 2016


In his statement opening the parliamentary year the Prime Minister allowed the nation one sentence on climate change.