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Kathy Perreau (Ministry of Transport) on NZ's transport emissions


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  • This is just reminder that there is information about the science.Governments getting involved in Kyoto and Emissions Trading do it on the basis of knowledge – UNFCC. It is not necessarily a vote catcher.
  • Other speakers will cover this
  • Tell story
  • Implication – if it is important enough for it to happen the government will do something (Ozone hole?)
  • What are the implications of the decisions made - where do you live – transport options? - where do you work /study - If your only vehicle chugs through 15 litres of fuel for 100 kilometres then you have fewer options. - fun stuff – activities , holidays and travel I consider that I am fortunate enough to work to walk “ the rich can afford to walk” Vehicle purchasers – big fuel guzzling cars are cheap – long term – what is the whole cost .Some things you can’t change – if you don’t more, changes are your friends and family will.
  • Walking School Buses -
  • Slowing down before lights so you avoid starting from a standing start. Why do you stop at green lights?
  • First area is being involvedRequires knowledge of the system Some general pointers, but there are also government web sites:
  • Getting facts correct about the topic and know the processesNegotiations – e.g. Copenhagen . Aviation and Maritime
  • Good to be clear on what the different levels so in NZLocal and Regional government have significant power/influence here – (e.g. the RMA)
  • School buses – Ministey of Education Officials advise on letter responsesMinisters read ministerialsIs it a local issue – remember the role of local MPS
  • Our role in influencing othersNZ has a role of being an honest party – looks for solutions In GHG issues – has a number of “developing country” characteristics
  • Scheme design differs from other schemes such as the EU ETS, in the NZ scheme transport and forestry are (or will be) includedparticipating firms must hold (and later surrender to the government) an equivalent number of emission units to match the emissions they are responsible for. Firms can receive emission units for free from the government or buy New Zealand emission units or internationally available emission units in the commercial trading market.  A limit on the number of emission units in the market gives the units an economic value. The cost of emission units creates a price signal to incentivise companies and consumers to change their behaviour and reduce emissions.So, as per figure, the system works as shown (talk them through it)
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    • 1. 'Do Something’! – TransportGreenhouse Gas Emission s
      Kathy Perreau
    • 2. Structure
      Background - Climate Science and things you could do
      Why do we not take action, change what we do?
      Thinking out of the box
      Understanding Government speak
    • 3. The Science
    • 4.
    • 5. How do we compare to other countries?Annual domestic transport emissions per capita
      United States
      New Zealand
      Nordic and Ireland
    • 6. Teleconferencing
      Get involved in decisions
      What to do?
      Leave the car at home today.
    • 7. Why no Action?
    • 8. I can’t make a difference
      It is not my responsibility – Government should do it
    • 9. Previous Decisions reduce choices
    • 10. Thinking out of the box?
    • 11. Spirit of Adventure Trust
    • 12. Technological opportunities
      Being involved in change
    • 13. Safety AND Fuel Economy
      SAFED NZ
    • 14. Safe Driving is Fuel Efficient Driving
      Exercise 
      Win Win solutions
    • 15. Government Speak
    • 16. Regional/ District Council and Central Government
      MPs and Ministers
      Government Departments
      Legislation and Select Committee
      Emissions Trading Scheme
      International Negotiations
    • 17. District: road condition, road space, urban design
      Regional: public transport, regional transport committees
      Auckland City different – “Auckland Transport”
      Local and Central Government
      Central Government
      Legislation (e.g. vehicles, safety, public transport framework)
      Funding Overview – ie Government Policy Statement
    • 18. Who has the relevant portfolio? (There may be more than one Minister?)
      Transport, environment, climate change , education ?
      Local Issues – local MPs.
      MPs also have roles in select committees
      MPs and Ministers
    • 19. Government Departments
      • Serve the government of the day
      • 20. Provide policy advice
      • 21. Respond to queries (public, business, minister’s office etc)
      • 22. Manage the processes (eg. Legislation)
    • Legislation and Select Committees
      Useful to know the process
      Times to influence?
      Role of departments as advisers
      Resources: (Dept of PM and Cabinet)
    • 23. A reminder that this is a big part of the government’s policy
      Emissions Trading Scheme
    • 24. New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
    • 25. What it looks like (e.g aviation)
      On climate change matters – it is not just about us
    • 26. The End ???
    • 27. How does emissions trading work in New Zealand?
      Under the scheme an oil company will need to buy units to cover the emissions that will result when the fuel they sell is used. During the year the oil company sells fuel that, when used, will result in 3 units worth of emissions.
      The oil company needs to buy 3 units to cover the emissions that it is responsible for.
      A forester plants some trees.
      During the year these trees grow,
      earning the forester 2 units.
      The forester can now sell the surplus 2 units.
      sells 2
      sells 1 unit
      An industrial firm is given 4 units by the government to cover some of its emissions. During the year the firm installs a new plant that reduces its emissions to 2 units.
      As the firm only uses 2 units it can sell the surplus 2 units.
      sells 1 unit
      Global Emission Markets
    • 28. Fuel$aver Website
    • 29. New Zealand emissions profile (2008)