Productivity Commission's Low Emissions Economy report due 4 September

The Productivity Commission reports:

"The Commission's Low-emissions economy final report is now in its final stages and will be released on Tuesday 4 September after it has been tabled in Parliament.

"The Government asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing to grow income and wellbeing. 

"The report will provide policy decision-makers insights into how and where emission reductions can be achieved, the emissions-pricing and other regulatory policies that will be required to bring about the transition, and the challenges, opportunities, benefits and costs of alternative transition pathways. 

"The Commission engaged with a large and diverse group interested in climate change and mitigation policy. The inquiry team completed over 120 engagement meetings (including overseas), 34 conferences/events and received 403 submissions. Thanks for all your contributions!

"Modelling work was also undertaken by a consortium of Vivid Economics, Concept Consulting and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research of different transition pathways to a low-emissions economy, examining respective impacts and outcomes. The results will be made available on our website."