Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) assists New Zealand to meet international climate change obligations. The ETS puts a price on greenhouse gases which creates incentives to reduce emissions and increase tree planting.

The ETS classifies forests differently depending on whether they were first established after 1989 or before 1990.

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Owners of post -1989 forests can choose to enter the ETS and earn New Zealand Units (NZUs) as their forests grow... Read more
Owners of pre-1990 forests must follow the Deforestation Obligation Process if they deforest....Read more
Key dates for you to know.... Read more
Forms for forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme. Read more
Definitions of the terms......Read more


Last Updated: 20 October 2014

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