New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)


The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) was legislated through the Climate Change Response Act (2002) in September 2008 and amended in November 2009.


On 1 July 2010 the stationary energy and industrial processes sector and liquid fossil fuels sector joined the the forestry sector in being directly affected by the NZ ETS.

Our Role

We were and still are active at the core of the development of NZ ETS policy:

  • Stuart Frazer's roles in the public sector include:
    • Independent Specialist Adviser to the New Zealand Parliament Emissions Trading Scheme Review Select Committee (2009  - refer publications)
    • Member of the NZ Government's Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes Technical Advisory Group (SEIP TAG) (2008)
  • Frazer Lindstrom's private sector work includes:
    • Extensive involvement in emissions trading scheme design studies (Business New Zealand, GPC, Holcim - refer publications)
    • Detailed comparison of NZ ETS, EU ETS and other international designs for clients
    • Detailed review of NZ ETS legislation for clients
    • Submission preparation and review
    • Client representation for NZ ETS primary legislation and regulations

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