Report for the Working Group on CO2 Policy

Working Group on CO2 Policy (100 KB)

Published: 1995

Authors: Tim Denne , Suzi Kerr

Led by Tim Denne

There are three basic questions for New Zealand CO2 policy.

  1. How much New Zealand should regulate CO2 and the timing of regulation;
  2. Whether New Zealand should use a tax system, a tradeable permit market or direct regulation;
  3. How a tax or permit system should be designed.

This paper outlines very briefly most of the issues relevant to answering these questions and goes into more detail in a few areas where current analysis is less well developed.