Emissions Trading Scheme policies and forms

Find the policies we use to administer the Emissions Trading Scheme and the forms you need to manage registered forest land.

Credit card payments for forms

A secured way of paying application processing fees by credit card.

Use the online ETS system

Some of the forestry ETS forms can be completed online using our ETS online system.

Log into the ETS online system

Download our user guide for the ETS online system [PDF, 955 KB]

Register or deregister forest land

Apply to be registered as a post-1989 forest participant [PDF, 467 KB]

Participant deregistration – post 1989 [PDF, 278 KB]

Notify pre-1990 participant deregistration [PDF, 312 KB]

Transfer ETS participation

Transfer of participation (transfer) [PDF, 480 KB]

Transfer of participation (expiry/termination) [PDF, 511 KB]

Opt-in participation form

Add or remove land from your registered forest

Add a Carbon Accounting Area (CAA) [PDF, 413 KB]

Remove a Carbon Accounting Area (CAA) [PDF, 320 KB]

Remove land from a Carbon Accounting Area (CAA) [PDF, 304 KB]

Additional Carbon Accounting Areas (CAA) [PDF, 209 KB]

Complete an emissions return

Emissions return (5 year mandatory) [PDF, 628 KB]

Emissions return (voluntary) [PDF, 384 KB]

Emissions return (transmission) [PDF, 457 KB]

Emissions return (unit surrender) [PDF, 768 KB]

Emissions return (pre-1990 deforestation) [PDF, 747 KB]

Field Measurement Approach (FMA)

Assign forest class – email climatechange@mpi.govt.nz to request a participant-specific form

Request a sample plot waiver (permanent) [PDF, 291 KB]

Request a sample plot waiver (temporary) [PDF, 281 KB]

Request to allocate permanent sample plot locations – email climatechange@mpi.govt.nz to request a participant-specific form

Deforest pre-1990 forest land

Notify pre-1990 deforestation [PDF, 418 KB]

Emissions return (pre-1990 deforestation) [PDF, 747 KB]

Apply for a deforestation exemption (less than 50 hectare) [PDF, 285 KB]

Offset pre-1990 forest deforestation

Pre-1990 forest land offsetting [PDF, 441 KB]

Other forms

Additional properties [PDF, 251 KB]

Approval of authorised representative [PDF, 310 KB]

Interested party consent [PDF, 300 KB]

Joint applicant contact details [PDF, 200 KB]

Person to receive notices [PDF, 225 KB]

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