NZ confirms its objectives to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases (other than methane) to zero by 2050, and to reduce emissions of biogenic methane to 24 to 47 per cent below 2017 levels by 2050 as already stated in the legal framework Climate Change Response (New Zealand NDC, 2020). 

CAT rates the new NDC 'Insufficient', without improvements compared with the previous one. The absolute target is unchanged from the last submission – 30% below 2005 by 2030 including LULUCF or 25% below 2005 excluding LULUCF. Notwithstanding, NZ sets a net zero emissions target by 2050, except for methane from agriculture and waste (Climate Action Tracker, 2021).