New Zealand's multilateral assessment

The aim of this session was to assess New Zealand's progress in implementation towards the achievement of emission reductions and removals related to its quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets for 2020.

Third IAR cycle - SBI 51 (Madrid, Dec. 2019)
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Third biennial report (BR3) and technical review report (TRR3)

Seventh national communication (NC7) and review report (IDR7)

National GHG inventory submission and report (ARR)

Questions and answers

SBI summary report

Presentation

    Broadcast of the session
(Broadcast MA New Zealand starts at 00:01:30)
Second IAR cycle - SBI 45 (Marrakech, Nov. 2016)
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Second biennial report ( BR2) and technical review report (TRR2)

National GHG inventory submission and report (ARR)

Questions and answers

SBI summary report

Presentation

    Broadcast of the session

 

First IAR cycle - SBI 41 (Lima, Dec. 2014)
Documents available before MA session Questions and answers Documents available after MA session

First biennial report ( BR) and technical review report (TRR)

Sixth national communication ( NC) and review report (IDR)

National GHG inventory submission (NIRCRFKP LULUCFSEF), and report (ARR)

Questions and answers

SBI summary report

Presentation

    Broadcast of the session

 

Quantified economy-wide emission reduction target for 2020

New Zealand’s emission reduction target

New Zealand has adopted a firm and unconditional target of reducing its emissions to 5 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020. The target will be expressed as a carbon budget (a quantified emission limitation or reduction objective of 96.8) and New Zealand will apply, mutatis mutandis, Kyoto Protocol second commitment period accounting rules.

The Government of New Zealand remains ready to consider taking on further targets, as announced initially in the context of the Copenhagen Accord, should the conditions stated in paragraph 26 below be met. New Zealand is prepared to take on a GHG emission reduction target of between 10 and 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, if there is a comprehensive global agreement. This means:

(a) That the global agreement sets the world on a pathway to limiting temperature rise to no more than 2 °C;

(b) That developed countries make comparable efforts to those of New Zealand;

(c) That advanced and major-emitting developing countries take action fully commensurate with their respective capabilities;

(d) That there is an effective set of rules for LULUCF;

(e) That there is full recourse to a broad and efficient international carbon market.

Quantified economy-wide emission
reduction targets for 2020
Base year
(CO2,
CH4 and N2O)
Base year
(HFCs,
PFCs and SF6)
Base year (NF3)
LULUCF included
and accounting approach used         
Market-based mechanisms under
the Convention
5% (unconditional); 10–20% (conditional)
both relative to 1990
1990
1990
1990
Yes – activity based
Yes

Source: New Zealand’s latest submission is available here.