Deferral of Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) reporting obligations for animal farmers

28 August 2023

The Ministry for the Environment is seeking feedback on the Government's proposal to defer the date animals–farmers become liable for their emissions under the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). The Government proposes deferring the date by two years, from 1 January 2024 to 1 January 2026. 

Deferring the date would give the Government more time to continue to develop specific agricultural emissions pricing policy alongside the He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership it has been working with since 2019.

Consultation closes on 6 September 2023.  Click here for more detail.