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Moving towards a low emissions Aotearoa, together

 

The Government is asking for public input as part of its goal of ensuring Aotearoa’s transition to a low emissions future is fair and inclusive for all New Zealanders.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), alongside the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), has announced the start of public engagement to inform the development of an Equitable Transitions Strategy, which will guide the Government’s approach to the transition to a low emissions future. This will include actions and policies to address challenges and seize opportunities.

There will be a range of opportunities for people to voice their views, including an online survey that will run until April 2023 and in-person and online meetings and workshops to be held early next year.

Moving to a low emissions future will bring opportunities, such as jobs in new industries and in our regions. It will also mean changes such as transport powered by renewable energy and warmer, more energy efficient homes.

Some people and communities will be affected by the transition more than others. The Equitable Transitions Strategy will support all New Zealanders to make the most of the opportunities and minimise disruption and inequities.

The Strategy will be informed by a robust engagement process that gathers the views and input from a diverse range of interest groups and communities.

Views and ideas gathered will inform a draft Equitable Transitions Strategy in June 2023 and a final Strategy by June 2024.