Consultation on the alternative emissions pricing options to the ETS, developed by the He Waka Eke Noa partners, closes this Sunday (27 March). If you still have questions, you can check out a Q&A video with the Chairs of B+LNZ and DairyNZ or access a range of other informative resources.
If you want to have your say on the options that have been developed, it’s really important you complete the online form before Sunday night, 27 March. You can find background information and a link to the form on our website.
B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor encourages farmers to get involved. “Farmer input is critical to this process. Find out more and be sure to have your say.
“All voices count and we’re looking at what needs to happen to further strengthen the options that have been developed. We’re already reconsidering some areas based on farmer feedback received to date. It has to work for farmers and that will be key in the recommendations to Government by the He Waka Eke Noa partnership in May.”
How to find out more
Emissions pricing is a complex topic so you may still have some questions. We’ve gathered together the questions that have been most commonly asked and got B+LNZ Chair Andrew Morrison and DairyNZ Chair Jim van der Poel to provide answers.
This resource is just one of many you can access – here’s a list of other key resources:
- Short explainer videos providing an overview of the He Waka Eke Noa partnership, how the alternative pricing options work and how on-farm sequestration is recognised
- Recording of one of the online webinars
- DairyNZ/B+LNZ summary of the proposal (PDF, 9.4 MB)
- He Waka Eke Noa agricultural emissions pricing options consultation document Feb 2022 (PDF, 4.8 MB)
|Sunday (27 March)||Consultation closes.|
|April/May||Feedback analysed and used by He Waka Eke Noa partners to finetune recommendations.|
|31 May||He Waka Eke Noa partners provide recommendations to Government.|
Government considers the advice.
If the Government agrees that the ETS is not the place for managing agricultural emissions, farmers will get a further opportunity to provide input on pricing as part of further consultation before the final framework is put in place in 2025.