Climate Change Commissions Pathways consultation

The Climate Change Commission will be launching 3 consultations on Monday 8 April.  

As part of SBC and CLC’s ongoing work to support members to advocate for ambitious climate action, we will be running an engagement process to gather your views and inputs in order to create a joint submission in response to the Commission. Using the collective voice of our 130 businesses, we want to ensure the Government, and Aotearoa New Zealand, is on track to secure a sustainable, low emissions and climate resilient economy.   

The following table sets out key dates and opportunities to engage with us on the development of the joint submission. We are particularly keen to know if you have a specific interest in the three key areas set out by the Commission, including International Shipping and Aviation, targets, and emissions budgets 

Please indicate your interest and register for the specific workshops we will be holding on these areas via the links below. We also recommend you note the key dates you can expect the draft submission to be circulated for review and feedback.  

Date  Key Activity  Additional Notes  

Mon April 8 


Consultation Period Opens 



Tues April 16 

Time: 3-4pm


SBC/CLC Online Workshop on International Shipping and Aviation 


Register here to signal your interest in this area 

Thurs April 18 

Time: 10-11am


SBC/CLC Online Workshop on Budgets 


Register here to signal your interest in this area 

Fri 19 April 

Time: 1-2pm


SBC/CLC Online Workshop on Targets 

Register here to signal your interest in this area 


Mon 22 April  SBC to circulate first draft of joint submission to SBC and CLC members 

Written feedback on submission required no later than 5pm, Friday 26 April  


Weds 1 May              

SBC to circulate second draft of joint submission to SBC and CLC members  


Written feedback and comments on the submission required no later than 5pm, Friday 3 May 


Please note, we appreciate this engagement process includes some tight response timeframes and apologise for the inconvenience. We are sharing this plan and key dates with you as early as possible to allow you time to forward plan and hold time in your diaries accordingly.   

In addition to our internal process, we are also running a series of in person events for members in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to enable you to hear directly from the Commission to understand their work and ask any questions you might have. Please register below to attend these events. 

Wednesday April 17, 2024 

Wellington (in-person)

Pathways Consultation Engagement Event with Climate Change Commission.

Wellington: BusinessNZ, Level 13, NTT Tower, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington 

9:30am – 12:00pm 


Register to attend 

Monday April 29, 2024 

Auckland (in-person)

Pathways Consultation Engagement Event with Climate Change Commission.  

Auckland: Genesis, level 6, 155 Fanshawe St, Auckland 

9:30am – 12:00pm 


Register to attend 


We are conscious there are other consultations ongoing which SBC/CLC could submit on and anticipate more will emerge over the coming year. Our focus remains on this consultation opportunity, as well as the upcoming Emissions Reduction Plan consultation from MfE.   

We are however interested in member submissions to sector specific consultations – so please feel free to pass these along to us. We will also endeavor to continue to highlight advocacy opportunities members may wish to engage with through Pānui.  

If you have any questions about the details above, please don’t hesitate to contact Antonia Burbidge directly on [email protected] 

For further information, you can also rewatch the recent online consultation preview session we held with the Climate Change Commission here. 

We look forward to developing the detail of this joint submission with you and wish to thank you all for your ongoing engagement and commitment to accelerating a transition to a net zero carbon and climate resilient future, where people, business and nature thrive. 

Ngā mihi, 

The SBC Climate Team 

Business, people and nature
thriving together

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