Pursuant to section 224 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, the Minister for Climate Change Issues gives the following notice:
N o t i c e
1. Title-This notice is the Climate Change Response (2050 Emissions Target) Notice 2011.
2. Commencement-This notice comes into force
28 days after the date of publication of this notice in
the New Zealand Gazette.
3. Target-The government has set a target for a 50% reduction in New Zealand greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050.
Dated at Wellington this 27th day of March 2011.
HON NICK SMITH, Minister for Climate Change Issues.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
The 1990 level is based on New Zealand’s gross greenhouse gas emissions as per the agreed accounting rules of the Kyoto Protocol under the United Nations Convention Framework rules on climate change.
The 2050 target is based on New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions and will take into account any removals or emissions arising from afforestation or deforestation since 1990 consistent with the Kyoto Protocol under the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change.