Have your say
We are consulting on a second set of temporary changes to forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to help foresters affected by severe weather in early 2023. The first consultation was held between the 2 and 10 May 2023.
In this second consultation, we are seeking feedback on making another temporary change to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 (CCRA).
What is being proposed?
In the NZ ETS, you have specific timeframes to re-establish forest after harvesting or other clearing. If forest isn't replanted or regenerated within these timeframes, the land is treated as deforested. This means you need to surrender units. The proposed change gives foresters in areas affected by severe weather 3 more years to re-establish forest species on their land.
This consultation opened on 25 July and closes at 12pm on 3 August 2023.
Making your submission
Email your feedback on the proposal to email@example.com
We must get your submission by 12pm on 3 August 2023.
While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:
Attention: SWERLA proposals
Forestry and Land Management Directorate
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526