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Catherine Leining

Guide

A guide to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: 2022 update

This guide provides a user-friendly description of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme's current design features, their rationale, and how they have evolved over time. The guide also includes a series of figures illustrating trends in key data over time.
Working paper

Future options for industrial free allocation in the NZ ETS

This document examines a range of options for reforming industrial free allocation of tradable emissions units issued by the New Zealand government.
Report

Boosting voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand

This paper proposes an innovative two-track system aimed at scaling up voluntary climate action to help Aotearoa New Zealand meet its Paris Agreement targets – or mitigate beyond the targets.
Working paper

Decision trees: forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme post-2020

In June 2020, the New Zealand Government passed the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (ETR Act) to reform the architecture of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). As a result of the ETR Act, from 1 January 2023, post-1989...
Working paper

A community of practice for economic modelling of climate change mitigation in New Zealand

This document summarises the compelling case for developing a New Zealand ‘Climate Policy Modelling Initiative’ (CPMI). This initiative would coordinate and enhance delivery of modelling across multiple providers. This work is informed by several workshops that brought together economic modellers from a range of organisations.