About 40% of New Zealand’s emissions are from energy use

We create climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions when we burn fossil fuels – whether driving a petrol car or diesel truck, catching by plane, burning gas for manufacturing or burning coal to create electricity.

We need to reduce our emissions now to reduce the need to adapt to the consequences of climate change.

Focusing on high-impact change

EECA is helping New Zealand meet its climate change commitments by focusing on sectors that rely heavily on fossil fuels – transport and business.

We champion change that will:

  • reduce energy-related emissions
  • increase business productivity
  • save people money