Emissions Trading Scheme and the Environment

If you own a plantation forest you will have environmental obligations and responsibilities relating to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

At Laurie Forestry we are able to manage your commitments and help you plan to make your forest as environmentally sympathetic and profitable as possible.

You can learn more about the Emissions Trading Scheme and how it impacts you by the researching the links below.

Key dates for participants to be aware of from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) web site.

1 Sept 2012  Post-1989 FMA participants can submit FMA information for the generation of their participant-specific tables
31 Dec 2012 Final date for applications to join the ETS and become eligible to claim units for 2008-2012. 
 31 March 2013   Final date for post-1989 participants to file a mandatory emissions return for the five-year period 1 January 2008 – 31 December 2012.
This return includes a reconciliation which takes account of any emissions returns voluntarily filed earlier during the five-year period, and any units received/surrendered as a result of those returns.