Welcome to the NZEUR
Voluntary unit cancellation information available
The Environmental Protection Authority has published voluntary unit cancellation information on its website (www.epa.govt.nz).
Under the Climate Change Response Act (2002), companies or people can voluntarily cancel emission units. Account holders have been provided with the option to publish their voluntary unit cancellation information, dating back to the commencement of the NZEUR. The cancellation table and associated information will be updated on a monthly basis. No information will be published without the prior approval of account holders.
The table is available here.
Annual ETS data available
The Environmental Protection Authority has published the latest annual data reports on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme on its website (www.epa.govt.nz).
The reports are:
• 2013 ETS Report (also known as the Section 89 report)
• ETS 2013 - Facts & Figures (informal factsheet)
• 2013 Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy Report (new)
The reports provide information on how many businesses were in the ETS, how much greenhouse gas they emitted or removed, and give year-on-year comparisons. The new Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy Report provides details of how the levy was applied from 1 July 2013.
The EPA has responsibilities under the Climate Change Response Act – for administration of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and the New Zealand Emission Unit Register (NZEUR).
In doing this, we work with the other administrative partners (Ministry for the Environment, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand Transport Agency and the New Zealand Customs Service).
Publication of annual operational data maintains the transparency of the Scheme for participants, allocation recipients and interested parties.
These reports, as well as reports for the previous years of the operation of the ETS are available here.
Changes to post-1989 forestry surrender obligations
From 16 May 2014, post-1989 foresters making an application to deregister or remove forested land from the ETS will be required to surrender New Zealand Units (NZUs) to meet their obligations. This change does not affect foresters who made an application to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on or before 15 May 2014, or post-1989 and pre-1990 foresters surrendering units for emissions from deforestation or harvesting. These participants can still use Kyoto units to meet their obligation.
Access to Kyoto markets and domestic regulations for carry-over
In December 2013 the New Zealand Government announced changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that will impact the types of emission units available for use by participants. These decisions can broadly be categorised as changes in access to the Kyoto markets and the introduction of domestic regulations in preparation for “carry-over”. The details of these changes, and the implications they have for New Zealand Emission Unit Register (NZEUR) account holders and ETS participants are detailed here (NZEUR account holders access to Kyoto units, pdf version, 150 KB).
This information remains current as of March 2014.
List of CER and ERU projects restricted from surrender
The list of projects generating Certified Emission Reduction units (CERs) and Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) which are restricted from surrender to the NZ ETS has been updated.
These restrictions pertain to CERs and ERUs generated by large-scale hydropower projects and by industrial gas destruction projects. More information about CERs and ERUs can be found in the "How to: guides and help" section of the NZEUR. An updated list of the banned projects, current as of 20 March 2014, can be found here (List of CERs and ERUs that have been restricted, excel version, 199 KB).
Affected units brought into the NZEUR after the restrictions came into effect will not be eligible for surrender to meet an obligation with the NZ ETS.
We ask our registered users to:
- keep your user name and password secure; and
- keep your antivirus software and definitions up-to-date and to run regular checks (scans) of your computer; and
- be vigilant around phishing attacks and email hoaxes which are aimed at extracting user names and passwords.
Any user of the NZEUR who receives a suspicious email or is concerned about any suspicious activity regarding their account(s) should phone 0800 387 4688 or for international callers +64 4 918 3502.
New Zealand Emission Unit Register (NZEUR)
The NZEUR has been implemented in order to meet New Zealand's commitment and obligations under the Kyoto Protocol and to support the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS), established by the Climate Change Response Act 2002 (CCRA).
Both the Kyoto Protocol and the CCRA require New Zealand to operate an electronic, internet-based national registry system. The NZEUR website provides access to this online registry, where people can join the NZEUR and then open accounts to either participate in the NZ ETS or to trade units.
Find out more about the Emissions Trading Scheme >>
(at the Ministry for the Environment's Climate Change website)