Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Emissions Trading Scheme

  • Lyn Carter
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology book series (PSDA)


Aotearoa/New Zealand’s (A/NZ’s) key piece of mitigation strategy is the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS). The scheme was put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in A/NZ in line with the Kyoto Protocols. This chapter will outline the development, implementation, and subsequent amendments to the NZETS, and the Māori reaction and compliance with it. Discussion will include plans for Māori land reforestation projects and the impact of the scheme from a social, economic, environmental, and cultural perspective. In question too is the tension between complying with an economic-focused mitigation measure, and MM practices, beliefs, and values that the NZETS ignores.


NZETS, Māori compliance Kyoto Protocols GHG emissions MM vs. NZETS compliance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lyn Carter
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  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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