The Government’s consultation document requests input on how to adapt the design of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) so it can more effectively support New Zealand’s transition toward a net-zero-emission economy. Our submission focuses on the core design features relating to the management of unit supply, unit prices, international purchasing and industrial free allocation.
In our view, the next phase of reforms to the NZ ETS should seek to achieve:
Leining, Catherine, Suzi Kerr and Niven Winchester. 2018. "Improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Submission to the Ministry for the Environment." Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. Wellington, New Zealand.