Emissions Trading Scheme

We run the Emissions Trading Scheme, Aotearoa New Zealand's primary response to climate change. We can help you access the Register and find out your obligations.

Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme since 2020

Find out how these changes might affect you.

About the Emissions Trading Scheme

The New Zealand ETS was created through the Climate Change Response Act 2002 (the Act).

Participating in the ETS

As a Participant in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme there are certain obligations you must meet.

Industries in the Emissions Trading Scheme

Depending on what your organisation does, you may be obliged to take part in the scheme or choose to take part.

About the Emissions Trading Register

We operate the New Zealand Emissions Trading Register (the Register), which is New Zealand’s national registry for emission units, including those owned by the …

Industrial allocations

Allocations of New Zealand Units are given to businesses carrying out certain activities. Find out who's eligible and how to apply.

Market information

Find information on transaction trends and volumes, emission units transferred, privately held units and historical data.

ETS reports

Reports are grouped by topic and contain current data as well as historic data from previous reports.