Archived Climate Documents

 
 

Submission to Ministry for the Environment on the draft Climate Change Regulations 2008

This submission was made on 15 December 2008 in response to the publication of draft regulations arising from the Climate Change Response Act 2002 and its major amendment in the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008.
The 2008 Act established a New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS), and the draft regulations seek to define various requirements for participants in the NZ ETS to properly estimate the emissions intensity of their business activities. The draft regulations cover only the activities of the Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes sectors of the New Zealand economy.


Submission to Ministry for the Environment on the draft Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations 2008


A Comparison of The EU ETS and the proposed NZ ETS

At the conclusion of its hearing of the Holcim New Zealand submission on the Climate Change Bill in Christchurch on 7 April 2008, the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee noted that Holcim had, almost uniquely, attempted to provide it with a hard comparison of certain features of the design of the proposed NZ ETS and the design of the EU ETS albeit, related specifically to the cement industry. The Committee then asked if Holcim was in a position to provide it with a further and broader comparison of the design of the EU ETS and the proposed NZ ETS that might more generally inform its deliberations. This Digest has been compiled as a response to that request. This is the fourth in a semi-regular series of Holcim Climate Change Policy Digests published by Holcim New Zealand.


Comparisons


Submission To Finance And Expenditure Select Committee On Climate Change Bill (Digest No. 3)


Submissions


A consideration of the proposed design of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

This document is the third in our series of Climate Change Policy Digests and summarises our views on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Reusable Pre) Bill that was introduced to parliament in December 2007.
Climate Change Policy Digests


A consideration of the proposed design of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

This document is the third in our series of Climate Change Policy Digests and summarises our views on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Reusable Pre) Bill that was introduced to parliament in December 2007.
Climate Change Policy Digests


Emissions Trading Presentation


Emissions Trading Presentation


Submissions on the Government's Climate Change Discussion documents


Holcim Transitional Measures Submission


Holcim Post-2012 Submission


APEC Energy Business Network on Holcim's experiences of the EU ETS


Creating a Good Atmosphere presentation (March 2007)


As a company committed to sustainable development, Holcim New Zealand has been proactive in its efforts to reduce its CO 2 emissions.

In the mid 1990s, Holcim New Zealand delivered on voluntary agreements for reduction of CO 2 emissions.
Voluntary Agreements (VA) - A Proactive Early Initiative by Holcim

In 2005, Holcim New Zealand was invited to enter into negotiations with the Government's Climate Change office to pursue a Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement for its cement and shipping business.
Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements - Encouraging Best Practice in Emissions Performance

Holcim Ltd has set a target to reduce its global average net specific CO2 emissions by 20% by 2010, with 1990 as the base year. The company's latest Sustainable Development Report indicates that it is on target to achieve this goal.
Corporate Sustainable Development Report 2005 Holcim Ltd

In 2006 Holcim Ltd produced a series of position papers on climate change.
Holcim Ltd Position Papers on Climate Change

Holcim New Zealand developed, in 2006, a charter committing the company to working with the Government and other energy intensive businesses to craft a sustainable climate change outcome for our country.
Holcim Charter

In February 2007, Holcim New Zealand produced a briefing paper to stimulate informed debate on climate change policy. The paper outlines emissions trading design elements that would be appropriate for the energy-intensive sector, as part of a future New Zealand emissions trading system.
Creating a Good Atmosphere - Insights on Emissions Trading in New Zealand