New Zealand: An Emissions Trading Case Study

IETA publication on New Zealand. The World’s Carbon Markets: A Case Study Guide for Practitioners


New Zealand has had an emissions trading system since 2008, designed to assist the country in meeting its international climate change obligations and reduce domestic emissions below business as usual. The system is currently being reviewed.

This document is a case study of how New Zealand has implemented emissions trading and was launched at the IETA's Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum 2016. Catherine Leining prepared a speech for this forum that is now available on youtube (and below).

The publication was produced by Motu, Environmental Defence Fund and IETA.