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 a plane, burning gas for manufacturing or burning coal to create electricity.

By reducing our emissions now we can avoid the worst consequences of climate change and reduce the need to adapt to how we work and live.

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