Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019

Public Act
2019 No 61
Date of assent
13 November 2019
see section 2


3Principal Act
4Section 3 amended (Purpose)
5Section 3A amended (Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi))
6Section 4 amended (Interpretation)
7New section 4A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
4ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
8New Parts 1A to 1C inserted
5AClimate Change Commission established
5BPurposes of Commission
5CCommission is Crown entity
5DMembership of Commission
5EProcess for appointment of members of Commission
5FEstablishment and membership of nominating committee
5GRole of nominating committee
5HMatters Minister must have regard to before recommending appointment of member of Commission
5IMembers’ term of office
5JCommission’s functions
5KReports to Government
5LTabling and publication of Commission’s reports
5MMatters Commission must consider
5OCommission must act independently
5PObligation to maintain confidentiality
5QTarget for 2050
5RReview of inclusion of emissions from international shipping and aviation in 2050 target
5SOther 2050 target reviews
5TRecommendations to amend 2050 target
5UGovernment response to target review recommendations
5WPurpose of this subpart
5XDuty of Minister to set emissions budgets and ensure they are met
5YContents of emissions budgets
5ZHow emissions budgets are to be met
5ZACommission to advise Minister
5ZBMinister’s response to Commission
5ZCMatters relevant to advising on, and setting, emissions budgets
5ZDPublication of emissions budgets
5ZEWhen emissions budgets may be revised
5ZFPower to bank or borrow
5ZGRequirement for emissions reduction plan
5ZHCommission to advise on emissions reduction plans
5ZIMinister to prepare and make emissions reduction plan publicly available
5ZJCommission to monitor progress towards meeting emissions budgets
5ZKCommission to report annually on results of monitoring
5ZLCommission to report at end of emissions budget period
5ZMEffect of failure to meet 2050 target and emissions budgets
5ZN2050 target and emissions budget are permissive considerations
5ZOGuidance for departments
5ZPNational climate change risk assessment
5ZQPreparation of national climate change risk assessment
5ZRMinister must prepare first national climate change risk assessment
5ZSNational adaptation plan
5ZTNational adaptation plan must be presented to Parliament and made publicly available
5ZUProgress reports on national adaptation plan
5ZVMinister must respond to progress report
5ZWMinister or Commission may request certain organisations to provide information on climate change adaptation
5ZXRegulations relating to requiring provision of information
9New Schedule 1AA inserted
10Section 99 amended (Obligation to maintain confidentiality)
11Sections 224 and 225 repealed
12Amendments to other enactments
13Notice revoked
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: