Forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme

Forestry is important in helping New Zealand meet its international climate change obligations. By putting a price on greenhouse gases, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) encourages landowners to establish and manage forests in a way that increases carbon storage. If you own or have rights to forest land, you may be able to earn carbon credits through the ETS. You must also meet specific obligations.


Credit card payments for manual forms

A secured way of paying application processing fees by credit card.

Changes to application processing

If you are applying to add land or register post-1989 forest land in the ETS, you need to be aware of some changes to our registration process.

ETS transactions system status

The ETS online system is operational. We will tell you here if that changes.

If you have any questions:

Keep informed with the Sustainable forestry bulletin

The Sustainable forestry bulletin keeps people with an interest in forestry informed. Topics include forestry in the ETS and carbon forestry.

Disclaimer

The information on this website about the ETS should not be relied on as a substitute for the wording of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 or Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008. We suggest you seek independent advice before making any decisions relating to registering or managing a forest under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Who to contact

If you have questions about forestry in the ETS:

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