Voluntary emissions returns status

Check the current status of MPI processing of voluntary emissions returns (VERs) from post-1989 forestry participants.

About the data

MPI provides this data to help market participants understand New Zealand Unit (NZU) supply in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Delay between processing and transfer/notice issue

The number of units to be transferred or surrendered is based on MPI processing of VERs. There can be a small delay between processing and the Environmental Protection Authority's transfer of NZUs or issue of surrender/repayment notices through the New Zealand Emissions Trading Register.

VER processing status

Post-1989 forestry participants had until 30 June 2019 to complete their voluntary emissions returns for the period of 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Total number of post-1989 forestry participants who are eligible to submit a VER: 2,088

Data for post-1989 forestry participant VERs – 30 June 2019

VERs processed by MPINZU entitlements from VERs processedNZUs to be surrendered from VERs processed

384

5,461,455

9,588

Data may change

The number of post-1989 forestry participants required to submit a VER may change as MPI works to resolve compliance matters relating to:

  • transmissions of interest – when forest land or rights are transferred to someone else
  • the outcome of reviews of forest eligibility.

Voluntary emissions returns

Read about emissions returns, and how to file a voluntary emissions return for post-1989 forest land.

Permanent Forest Sink Initiative

Check the statistics of processed voluntary emissions returns (VERs) from Permanent Forest Sink Initiative (PFSI) participants for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Permanent Forest Sink Initiative

VER processing status

Total number of registered PFSI participants: 71

Data for PFSI participant 2018 VERs – 1 January 2019 to 20 February 2019

VERs processed by MPINZU entitlements from VERs processedNZUs to be surrendered from VERs processed

11

26,703

0

Voluntary emissions returns

Read about emissions returns, and how to a file voluntary emissions return for PFSI forest land.

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