Ag Emission Pricing Consultation Hui

Nau mai, Haere Mai

Te Aukaha FOMA is hosting a series of engagement webinar to provide an update on the response from government to the recommendations made by He Waka Eke Noa.

Traci Houpapa, Hilton Collier and Te Horipo Karaitiana will present and discuss the key points and issues for Whenua Māori. 

The Government has agreed with the substantial elements of He Waka Eke Noa.

As a partner to HWEN, FOMA has ensured that Government and Industry understand and accept Māori have specific provisions that recognise the complexities of Whenua Māori tenure, decision-making structures, and the failure of industry until now, to recognise our unique circumstances.

In essence, the Government response

  • recognises Māori collectives and that we act collectively
  • recognises our land already has multiple uses
  • recognises we have been left with a greater proportion of marginal hill country
  • has preserved our entitlement to claim sequestration where land is managed
  • has agreed Māori will have ring-fenced levies that will be reinvested to support and assist Whenua Māori to manage the transition and adaptation to a lower carbon economy
  • confirms Māori will have a seat at the oversight board level
  • incentivises and rewards enhanced biodiversity as well as sequestration
  • indicated sequestration is likely to start in 2027
  • has a transition plan in place to collect levies via a processor-based levy.

As expected, we will need to start accounting for GHG on 1 Jan 2025, if the system for accounting and managing this is in place.  A key risk is the price-setting mechanism.  The Minister will set this after taking advice from the Climate Commission which must have regard for the extent to which GHG emissions are decreasing.  The risk is the price could increase quickly if the reduction in GHG by our sector is not achieved.

We will be encouraging everyone to participate in the submission process. It is important Whenua Māori retain these elements in the final legislation.

Friday 4 November12 noon – 1pm
Monday 7 November12 noon – 1pm
Monday 7 November6pm – 7pm
Wednesday 9 November12 noon – 1pm
Monday 14 November12 noon – 1pm

Please find links below to the key He Waka Eke Noa supporting information

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