SBC and CLC joint submission on Climate Change Commission’s ERP 2 draft advice

As you may be aware the Climate Change Commission (CCC) recently launched its consultation on its draft advice to Government on the second emissions reduction plan. This consultation runs until 20 June. More information can be found here.

SBC and CLC will once again be coordinating to develop a joint submission into this process, as part of our ongoing efforts to mobilise and advocate for a New Zealand where business, people and nature thrive together.

The starting point for the submission will be drawing on the recent work for the joint SBC/CLC pre-election policy priorities briefing, as well as our other most relevant recent submissions and advice to Government and agencies. Thanks again to all those who contributed to the pre-election briefing, it is a useful platform to advance our collective efforts with.

We will be using these documents to identify areas of the CCC draft advice where we think the joint SBC/CLC submission could add value. For example, where we can advance ambition or where there are gaps in the advice. We will also be considering, and would like your feedback on, whether SBC will take a position on new topics, for example, the gross/net issue raised in the Commission’s first recommendations in relation to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

This work will be lead by SBC’s new Head of Climate and Sustainability Antonia Burbidge.

The purpose of this email is to give you some information about how and when you can get involved so you can plan. The key actions dates we are working towards are:

Action Key dates

As part of our initial analysis, we ask you please email [email protected] directly with any topics you would be particularly interest in holding a workshop on



Emails due no later than 5pm, Wednesday 10 May
Workshops for all members (SBC/CLC only)

To be held week of 15 May (registration links to follow)


SBC to circulate a draft submission for review and written comments


No later than Monday 29 May (target date)
SBC and CLC member comments due back on draft

No later than 5pm, Wednesday 7 June (target date)


Submission due

Tuesday, 20 June


If there are particular chapters you’re interested you might want to listen in to the Commission and ask questions directly via their upcoming events. More details of which you can find here: Events » Climate Change Commission (

Following their event in Wellington last week, the Commission is also holding further briefing events to connect directly with SBC, CLC and BusinessNZ on their draft advice in Auckland on 10 May and Christchurch on 11 May.  

  • Register for Auckland session here. 
  • Register for Christchurch session here. 

Please don’t hesitate to let Antonia know if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to engage in this process over the coming weeks.

We look forward to working alongside you all to get stuck into the detail and develop a strong submission that outlines ways for Government to best ensure we can secure the zero-emissions, climate-resilient future we are all striving for.