Climate policy in New Zealand is in a state of transformation. The Government has made climate change mitigation a core priority and set the wheels in motion for substantial changes to the way carbon emissions are treated. The introduction of a Zero Carbon Act, as well as a significant overhaul to the emissions trading scheme, are just some of the policy proposals that businesses need to be aware of. Looking forward, a greater degree of compliance will be required from industry, but there will also be new opportunities to capitalise on emissions markets and low or carbon-free ventures to take advantage of.
Russell McVeagh has a specialist, multi-disciplinary team able to assist you across the full range of current and emerging issues in this fast moving area of law. We advise on all aspects of clean energy and carbon sink projects, including joint ventures and other structuring, venture capital, project finance, intellectual property protection, land access and development, resource management consents, construction contracts, procurement, output supply arrangements, and related regulatory processes.
Examples of our work in this area include:
Please get in touch with any of the people below with your query. We look forward to hearing from you.
Partner, Government, Public Law and Policy
Partner, Banking and Finance
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Special Counsel, Banking and Finance
Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Banking and Finance
Agribusiness and Food
Energy and Renewables
Government, Public Law and Policy